Originally Posted by Daywalker
Well I don't know if the CL and the AV sound different, but a good friend of mine played a gig last night with a SVT-CL/610HLF rig and it was killer. It was "boomy" like most people describe, but I for one liked that about it. I like bass that you feel as well as hear. Let us know how your rig turns out...
The SVT-AV is the Anniversary Edition of the original SVT. The "AV" was introduced in 1999 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original SVT.
Long story short, it is basically an SVT-CL with the "silver face" aesthetics currently employed in the SVT-VR, which looks similar, but has a different pre-amp and different gain structure.
I love the look of the SVT-VR. I also love the easier-to-dial "grit" of the modern SVT-CL. So, yeah, I wish to heck I bought an SVT-AV when I had the chance (and the money)!
I wonder if Ampeg may consider re-releasing it in 2014 for the SVT's 45th Anniversary?