I found an absolutely fantastic deal on craigslist and was lucky enough to jump on the opportunity in time.
A little back story first. The guy I bought it from was in a band called Carney based out of LA. Somehow, his band was chosen to be the back for Spiderman on Broadway so the whole band moved to NY to do this show. The management company representing them bought them all very nice professional gear.
The show didn't last long because the performers were getting injured too often so the band broke up shortly after that. Since the guy didn't pay for any of this equipment, he wanted to get it out ASAP and have some money in his pocket. (Basically free money, right?)
So, he sold me his whole rig.
Ampeg SVT II Non-Pro
Ampeg 4x10HE cabinet
Flight case for the head
Speaker and power Cables
I didn't get to mess with the 4x10 all that much but I hooked the head up to an Eden 210XLT and WOW! It sounded very big for a 210 and the tone was gorgeous. I kept trying to turn the knobs to see what I liked but for the most part, everything was straight up and I used the mid switch for shaping with a little cut or boost to the mids.
The really great thing is, with my L2K, I have so many options on the bass that I really don't have to change the amps tone to get several tones. I also prefer the Bright input on the SVT because the L2K is pretty bass heavy as it is, AND I feel like (not 100% sure) that the Bright input also cuts some bass.
I need to log in some more hours on it as well as some shows to really get a feel for it but so far the tone is pure bliss. Still has the original HotRod tubes from SLM!
The gear shows some obvious wear and the cab has the worst of it. Only the grille is bent and the cab is pretty sound. The wheels are a bit wonky too.
One thing I did notice, is that sometimes the sound faded in and out for a second and then sounded normal. Is this the old tubes?
I also have an Avatar B410 Neo that I have to try it with. More than likely, one of the 410s will go and probably the Ampeg. Its very heavy and difficult to move on my own. I would prefer moving an 810 alone. Maybe I will sell both cabs for an 810.
810 for the big gigs and a 210 for the tiny gigs. Sounds pretty good to me!
People are going to hate me if I told you how much I paid