I have an SVT-VR and a V4B...and they are remarkably similar in tone.
I could probably do 80-85% of my gigs with the V4B, no problem...
but I do like having the extra headroom of the SVT. but then again, I usually have help moving it.
if it were 'all me', then I'd probably go with the V4B all the time, hehe.
but yeah, as far as tone comparison, they are very comparable, and yes, the v4B does attain that 'dreamy tube creaminess' sooner than the SVT does...
P-basses>SVT-VR/'74 Ampeg V-4B/'74 Bassman Ten>SVT410HE/PN410HLF
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Last edited by Vintagefiend : 09-29-2013 at 06:14 PM.