The late '60s was a time when rock music was at its peak. All over the country, groups were playing larger arenas and concert halls, and the demand for louder amplifiers grew substantially. Of course, Ampeg was more than ready to rise to the occasion. In fact, when Ampeg designers Bill Hughes and Roger Cox set out to create the SVT, their creation was soon being used by many famous artists, most notably The Rolling Stones. Make no mistake, if you're a bass player who wants their sound both felt and heard by everyone in attendance at your next gig, then an Ampeg SVT is for you.
Since the original model hit the music scene in 1969, the SVT has been modified numerous times, and today you'll find a wide range of speakers, heads and cabinets to suit every application. For example, if you're in the market for a cab that's compact, affordable and delivers a full, round tone, check out the SVT-15E Bass Speaker Cabinet. Featuring Neutrik Speakon connecters, this cab handles 200W RMS/400W Program and weighs only 72 pounds - so you'll have no problem moving it to and from gigs. Or, if it's a new head that you're after, turn your attention to the SVT-CL Classic Bass Head. The original all-tube monster bass amp, this reissue is a stunning remake of the classic that was preferred by rock stars in the '60s. Features include normal and padded inputs, tube protection circuitry, auto-fault mode, 3 bands of tone, a 5-way mid selector and ultralow and high boosts.
In addition to heads and cabinets, the Ampeg SVT line also includes half stacks. A modern, hybrid version of the popular SVT, the half stack in this catalog boasts the SVT-30PRO Series amp head and the SVT-40HLF Classic Series bass cab. Delivering plenty of volume and clean low end, the SVT Bass Amp Half Stack re-creates the same exceptional bass sound that made the original SVT so respected.
From small indie venues to the biggest stages in town, the Ampeg name can easily be found for the simple fact that they have amplifier options for every taste and budget. All around the globe, bassists dream of the day of owning an Ampeg. When you think you're ready to take your bass tone to the level of the stars, consider this section of SVTs your launching pad.