Ampeg SVT-7 Pro Owners - Reliability Poll

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by edpal, Mar 31, 2014.


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How has your Ampeg SVT-7 Pro of less than 10 years vintage held up?

  1. Perfect, never an issue.

    9 vote(s)
    22.5%
  2. Perfect, a few issues over years that I consider normal.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Not as good as I hoped/expected.

    2 vote(s)
    5.0%
  4. A one-time problem early on,smooth since.

    2 vote(s)
    5.0%
  5. Nothing but trouble,very disappointing.

    5 vote(s)
    12.5%
  6. Carrots

    22 vote(s)
    55.0%
  1. edpal

    edpal The hell you say!? Gold Supporting Member

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    The reliability of this head in various incarnations has been praised and maligned.
  2. bassgod0dmw

    bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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    Weren't they all made within the last 10 years? They haven't been around all that long yet.
  3. B-string

    B-string Supporting Member

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    Yes that model hasn't been in production for 10 years yet so that part is very easy ;)
    OP where is your "Poll" it seems to be missing?
  4. Jim C

    Jim C Supporting Member

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    I believe that for the most part, revisions COO and later are reliable.
    At least mine is.
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  6. edpal

    edpal The hell you say!? Gold Supporting Member

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    Poll is there NOW - I got called away mid-groove.

    Hmm, I guess I kind of goofed on the time period. Ampeg has always made so many heads, guess I assumed it had been around longer than that....I have never researched the product history, I just like mine. I just changed it - we're fairly early on, I hope that was not unacceptable.
  7. smeet

    smeet Gold Supporting Member

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    I bought one brand new, Rev C00. It failed multiple times on the very first gig. Not a hot bass, master and gain both at or below noon. I returned it. Later I got another C00 used, worked fine but although I liked the sound I didn't love it, and I could never trust it, so I sold it.

    I now have a Mesa M9. These also have a reputation for failures, but the sound is incredible, so I'm willing to risk it (with my GB ShuttleMax9.2 as a backup).
  8. Silas Stingy

    Silas Stingy

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    I bought a rev C00 thinking the problems were solved, I now understand the importance of a DI before the amp.
  9. smeet

    smeet Gold Supporting Member

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    DI before the amp is what saved me on that one gig. Nice coincidence, because I always go with the amp DI, this time the sound guy wanted to use his box before the amp, and boy am I glad about that.

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