Submitted October 20, 2011 by a customer from charter.net
"True Ampeg tone"
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As long as it is reliable, it will be my amp of choice for a long time.
If you want classic Ampeg tone, you found it. I received mine on Friday, and did an outdoor gig on Sat. The sound and tone was awesome. I previously played through a Markbass 2x10 combo, with a hartke 115 on bottom. It sounded great, but I wanted to get that classic tone. After searching every stomp box I could find, I realized you can't imitate true tube tone, without tubes. I paired the SVT Classic head with the SVT 410HLF cab. I play country and rock, and needed both bottom end and punchy tone. The sound is so even, you really dont need a comp. I did run a BBE sonic stomp on Saturday, although you prob. don't even need it. My Tech 21 VT Bass Deluxe sounds great with it too. Adds just enough grit for the rock tone I like.
Not a lot of extra's, but I don't really think you'll miss them. It sounds that good. There is a couple of pretty good videos on youtube that will give you some important info before you get yours, and will give you some pretty good sound clips. Search for SVT Heritage. It is the same head, just looks different.
Ease of Use
The Frequency knob confuses people. With Mid range set at 5 (or the 12 o'clock) position, you are neither boosting nor cutting the mids, so the Freq. selector knob doesn't do anything. You must boost or cut mids in order to hear what the Freqs. sound like. You will find YOUR sound. This thing is heavy. You will have to decide if heavy is worth your tone. For me, it was. It is also expensive, but again, sounds awesome !
Only had a couple of days, but it seems to be built well.
zZounds sells it for the same price as everyone else, except zZounds offers the payment plan.
Hope I don't need them.
The Wow Factor
Classic look...Nice. Looks nice sitting on stage !
Country and Rock
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