Originally Posted by casper_morgan
Anyone else want to chime in on this?
I have an Ampeg SVT-350H and I have ran it through an old Fender 4x10, two 1x15 GK Backlines ( i know not the best thing)...and I will tell you this. I never had a problem cutting through the mix against loud drummers and guitar half stacks. I know the SVT-350H takes a bad rap for "lacking in volume", and I think some of it come's from folks not understanding how to EQ it correctly.
Its not as "boomy" as other amps in its class...but its mid-range is where its strong point is and the note clarity at higher volumes I think carries further in a broader area than other amps in its class. So instead of that immediate "boomy" sound up front and personal...it tends to cut the notes in the mix and folks in the audience can hear it.
Now I will say this...I hooked a Behringer BDI-21 pre-amp to it using the SVT effect and for 30 bucks got a bit more boom and bass out of it. I like playing it with the limiter off, gain at noon so it clips some, volume a little past noon, graphic EQ off. Regular EQ set @ bass about 2 o'clock, ultra-mid @ noon and treble @ 3' o'clock. Sometimes I like to bring the ultra-mids down if I am going for a scooped sound. Hope this helps.