I know its got a bad rap...and lets face it there are different flavors of ice cream for a reason. Different folks like different things.
Anyway...thanks to reading some of Jimmy M's post on the subject of Ampeg EQing, and talking to the folks at Ampeg. I realized how to really make this amp work....and needless to say I was using a beat up old MIM 80's Fender 4x10 that was in so bad a shape a local Pawn Shop didn't want it. LOL
The number one thing with these puppies is the gain control....it seems ok to bring it up to 5 where it starts getting a little grindy and clippy. Some natural pre-amp over drive so to speak. Then without messing with the graphic EQ work your lows and highs first and then use the ultra-mid to compliment them both. Remember using the mids will cut into one or the other.
Then if you need the graphic EQ...work with it in a way to compliment your your analog settings. It can be a bit of trial and error but believe it or not the amp is not as sterile as many make it out to be when EQ'ed right with the gain up a bit.
Believe it or not I used a Behringer BDI-21 pedal with its SVT setting and for 30 bucks with the right amp settings I made the SVT-350H sound pretty darn good...very old school Ampegy.
Its just a matter of playing around with the settings and EQ but the ticket is getting that EQ up to 5/10 or 12'o'clock.
Who cares what anybody else thinks, if the amp works well for you it is a good amp. I also have a VT pedal and a BDI-21 pedal. For the price difference there really isnt that big of a difference between the two, the VT pedal is built alot stronger but the tone is almost identical.