Ampeg SVT 2 Pro Help

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


  1. LWagner

    LWagner

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    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

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    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

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    Thanks for the replay I'm gonna try that. My 8x10 is a 2002 , American made
  4. Kmonk

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  6. jastacey

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    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. rodl2005

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    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

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    Thanks everyone for the tips. I really appreciate the help!!
  9. Gearhead17

    Gearhead17 Supporting Member

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    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

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    Im using DR Highbeams (love em!!!) and Clayton 1mm picks
  11. Gearhead17

    Gearhead17 Supporting Member

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    That's a good start..... keep messing with it and report back.

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