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Ampeg SVT 2 Pro Help

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by LWagner, Nov 25, 2012.


  1. LWagner

    LWagner

    Dec 6, 2010
    Simi Valley Ca
    A few weeks ago I scored a 2003 Ampeg SVT 2 Pro used for super cheap. Im trying to get the punchy so cal punk sound but I just can't seem to find it. Im running an American P Bass directly to the head with a Ampeg 8x10 cab. Can anyone tell me how I should adjust the setting on my amp to get the sound I'm looking for. This is what I want.



    Thanks
     
  2. jastacey

    jastacey Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2009
    Houston,Tx
    When I had a SVT II pro ... I set the bass to around noon, but the freq. selector to 2 bumped the mids to around 1 o'clock, treble around noon, maxed the master volume, and used the gain as the volume control, the drive knob was almost off, I used this with a P-bass with TI flats .... as to the 810 cabinet, what era is it, some were muddy sounding, but you can firm up the tone/sound by replacing some drivers
     
  3. LWagner

    LWagner

    Dec 6, 2010
    Simi Valley Ca
    Thanks for the replay I'm gonna try that. My 8x10 is a 2002 , American made
     
  4. Kmonk

    Kmonk

    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
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  6. jastacey

    jastacey Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2009
    Houston,Tx
    Oh one other thing ..... kinda ignore the red input lite ... it just shows that your getting a signal, it's NOT a lite showing that your preamp is clipping
     
  7. That's a "darker" era cab, still great tho imo.
    Just may need to bump the hi mids or treble a touch more.
     
  8. LWagner

    LWagner

    Dec 6, 2010
    Simi Valley Ca
    Thanks everyone for the tips. I really appreciate the help!!
     
  9. Gearhead17

    Gearhead17 Supporting Member

    May 4, 2006
    Arlington Heights, IL
    What strings do you have on the bass? Stainless steel strings, tone pot full up, a pick, and a possible boost around 900hz to 4khz. Maybe a slight drop around 220hz. That should get you close. Dead roundwound strings or flatwounds are NOT going to get what you want tone wise.
     
  10. LWagner

    LWagner

    Dec 6, 2010
    Simi Valley Ca
    Im using DR Highbeams (love em!!!) and Clayton 1mm picks
     
  11. Gearhead17

    Gearhead17 Supporting Member

    May 4, 2006
    Arlington Heights, IL
    That's a good start..... keep messing with it and report back.