With the new SVT-VR, the Ampeg engineering and product development teams had one primary goal--get as close to the coveted tone of the classic SVT as possible. As a result, the preamp stage, power sec... Read More
With the new SVT-VR, the Ampeg engineering and product development teams had one primary goal--get as close to the coveted tone of the classic SVT as possible. As a result, the preamp stage, power section, and even the rocker switches of the new SVT-VR emulate the exact signal path, tone, and vibe of the original.
The all-tube, 300W SVT-VR amplifier is driven by a total of 6 - 6550 power tubes for massive power and tone. In addition to the '70s style dials and rocker switches, the SVT-VR's preamp circuitry has been faithfully re-created to match the original.
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I bought one of these in March of 2008 and absolutely, undeniably stand in awe of the tone and power delivered by this beast. It took Ampeg (Loud Technologies) 3 times to get me one that worked as advertised, but they did and I have had no problems since. They stood by the product and corrected the issue. I have it connected to an Ampeg 410HLF and the bottom end thunder it produces makes the other bass players in my neck of the woods jealous and green with envy. It is a set it and forget tool for working bass players.
I had an original 70's blue line, back in the 80's and this new one sounds just as brilliant and punchy. I have tried them all, and nothing else even comes close, and it's worth every dime , so I say ,,right on A M P E G !!! Randy Wilson
The B-stock has an invisible 3month warranty! These amps are made poorly and outside the USA so get the A stock and the extended warranty offered by guitar center!
this is the one amp that rules them all. i've had mine about six years and nothing else even comes close to it. i run two fifteens and four tens off it and it has no problem pushing them. it can deliver warm lows but can kill any high that you want. in my experience this is the best amp for the job. the only thing is that it's pretty heavy so it's hard to move fast when playin gigs
This thing honks. Too bad the current SVT does not sound like this. This is one of those pieces that will make you wonder why they ever changes the original recipe. If the SVT-VR is coke "classic," then the SVT-CL is "new" coke from 1985. Accept no imitation and buy the real thing now. The difference is obvious. I use vintage Jazz basses and the VR provides the signature growl that I have only previously found with my original SVTs. I tour with one of these and have not been disappointed.
Aaahh...freed electrons passing from cathode to anode in a warm bath of Argon gas in the classic push-pull configuration...SIX!...not two...not four...but SIX 6550 Hi-Voltage tubes outputting enough seismic energy to flap your pantslegs at 50 feet...TONE! capabilities from the deepest groan of magma displacement in the Earth's bowels to the brightest spinky-spanky chirps you can produce from the upper registers of your fretboard, glassily clear and powerful...whatcha waitin' for?...give that old transistor bass amp to someone you don't like n' gitcher self the Frankenstein of all amps! The SVT Classic from Ampeg!
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