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Ampeg SVT-VR Vintage Reissue 300 Watt SVT Amp Head

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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

Available 09-25-2015 You will not be charged until order ships. Email me when this is in stock.

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Overview

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.

Features
  • 300W
  • 2-channel preamp
  • 6 - 6550 power tubes
  • Original power amp output spec and tube complement
  • Original preamp signal path
  • Original blue-line graphics and cosmetics
  • Original EQ rocker switches
  • XLR output
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MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
On May 1st, 2009, the Mackie, TAPCO, Crate, Blackheart and Ampeg websites will be updated with the addition of warranty URLs (e.g. www.mackie.com/warranty) expressing new A Stock warranty terms. These warranty URLs will go live on May 1st, 2009. Formerly, warranty periods for these LOUD brands appeared in a variety of locations – in product manuals (for Mackie and TAPCO) and on warranty cards and hang tags (for Crate, Blackheart and Ampeg). In order to streamline and clarify this process, Mackie, TAPCO, Crate, Blackheart and Ampeg warranty periods and terms will be communicated in full on the warranty pages. Any LOUD products purchased prior to May 1st will bear with them the manufacturer’s warranty as predates the new policy. Moving through this transition, in order for customers to obtain warranty service, both the sales receipt and a physical copy of the (older) warranty statement will be required by our Service and Support departments in order to issue Service Requests, etc. If the product was purchased on or after May 1st, 2009, but a physical copy of the older warranty terms is not presented, the new warranty terms and periods will apply. Meanwhile, the products that bear with them the new warranty periods (as reflected in the box contents of each product) are being tracked by serial #, and contain new warranty content referring customers to the appropriate brand website. The information below reflects the product warranty periods that will be effective on May 1st, 2009 for the Mackie, TAPCO, Crate, Blackheart and Ampeg brands: Mackie: A 3-year, nontransferable, inclusive warranty on electronics and a 2-year, nontransferable, inclusive warranty on drivers (where applicable) apply to loudspeakers (active and passive), power amps, powered mixers, and HR studio monitors. Specific models under this warranty include all SRM, HD, SA, C and S Series Speakers, all FRS Amplifiers, all HRmk2 Studio Monitors. A 1-year, all inclusive, nontransferable warranty applies to all mixers, MR Studio Monitors, Control Surfaces, Processors (digital), MR Studio Monitors, Control Surfaces, Audio/MIDI Interfaces, other SR & Recording Products. Specific product models under this warranty include all Onyx Compact, 4-bus and 8-bus, all VLZ3, all PPM, all ProFX, all CFXmk2 Mixers, all MR Studio Monitors, Big Knob, Onyx 800R, all MCU Pro family. Tapco: A 1-year, all inclusive, nontransferable warranty applies to all products and all models. Crate: A 1-year, nontransferable warranty applies to electronics and speakers on all models of MI amps, cabinets, and combos. 90-day warranty on all tubes Blackheart: A 1-year, nontransferable warranty applies to electronics and speakers on all models of MI amps, cabinets, and combos. 90-day warranty on tubes. Ampeg: A 5-year, nontransferable warranty on electronics and a 2-year, nontransferable warranty on speakers apply to all SVT Classic and Pro Series, MI amps and cabinets. A 2-year, nontransferable warranty on electronics and a 2-year, nontransferable warranty on speakers apply to all B Series, all Diamond Blue, and all BA combo amps. 90-day warranty on tubes.


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4.3

(based on 6 reviews)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

3rd Time Is A Charm

By Bruce

from Austin TX

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.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

THE BEST OF THE BEST

By randy wilson

from haw river, n.c.

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

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(4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

B Stock very limited warranty!

By Jason

from Dallas Tx

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!

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(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

beastly

By Jonathon Harrison

from jacksonville. FL

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

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(10 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Smokin'

By Southern Luxury

from Virginia

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.

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(26 of 35 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Juggernaut! All other amps aspire to be...

By daBear

from Houston, Texas (whar EVER'THANG'S bigger...)

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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