Ampeg SVT-VR (Vintage Reissue)

$1,299.00

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Never gigged, only a few hours of home use. Perhaps the most iconic bass amp of all time is the Ampeg SVT. It’s been seen on more stages than any amp, usually accompanied by its equally oversized 8X10” cabinet and is still extremely popular among touring artists today. Cranking out an impressive 300W (4 ohms or 2 ohms), and these are hard-hitting tube watts, the SVT blew away the competition for sheer power, plus tone shaping that was fairly extensive for its day. The SVT-VR has all the coolness of the original including six 6550 power tubes plus eight preamp tubes (12AU7/12AX7), original blue-lined graphics and cosmetics, and original EQ rocker switches. Make no mistake about it; this is one great sounding bass amp with a tone that holds up very well today. Other features include side handles to heft this 85 lb. monster into position, Neutrik Speakon and 1/4″ outputs, and balanced line out. Although this model was born in a time when the average bass amp was probably 100W or so, bass amp power, specifically clean headroom, has soared since the 70’s and it’s not uncommon to find solid state amps cranking out 600-800-1000 watts or more. The SVT, however, is very hard-hitting and it sounds louder than most modern amps with 3 times the output rating. This amp only has a few hours of use on it and has never been played outside the home. It’s like getting a brand new floor model. If you want the best, get the best. New ones are running $2199 but you can get this beautiful barely-used one for $900 less, just $1299. Includes original manual.

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