No experience with either, but my Smarvo (Fame BVH300) has held up very nicely.
The Ampeg will have way better re-sale value though.
Originally Posted by Michedelic
Smarvo is dressed up junk.
Using which of their product(s) led You to that conclusion?
Actually, Smarvo is a huge "OEM" manufacturer, sold (/been sold) as Ashton in AUS and NZ, as Fame in Europe, and as Eden Nemesis and E-series in US.
Rebadged by others as well I believe.
Even though I have had good luck and reliable service out of mine doesn't automatically mean they're the next best thing since sliced bread, but IMLE definitely not junk either.