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Ampeg SVT that *isn't* Ampeg....

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Mook, Dec 19, 2011.


  1. Mook

    Mook

    Jun 19, 2002
    Wondering if anyone makes a truly hand-wired, hand-built Ampeg-type SVT amp.

    I know the heritage B15N is hand-wired, but I'm taking SVT, not B15N

    The only one I know of is Divided by 13....

    Any others?


    mookie
     
  2. hand wiring up an svt is a piece of cake since there all spade connectors
     
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  4. JGR

    JGR The "G" is for Gustav Supporting Member

    Jun 29, 2006
    Maryland
    Disclosures:
    President, CEO, CFO, CIO, Chief Engineer, Technician, Janitor - Reiner Amplification
    FWIW, I'm going to start working on a 200 watt all-tube version of my preamp in the new year. It has an SVT sort of vibe (IMO). If I can get a chassis big enough, I'll do a 400 watter at some point. :eek:
     

  5. like your pre alone wasn't enough GAS...
     
  6. christw

    christw Get low!

    May 11, 2008
    Dayton OH
    Disclosures:
    tinkerer at Dayton Amp Company
    If you do a 400 watter you'll start getting calls from me late at night asking when it'll be done. :bag:

    A big +1
     
  7. jumbodbassman

    jumbodbassman Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Stuck in traffic -NY & CT
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    Born Again Tubey
  8. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Somewhere Far Beyond
    Disclosures:
    Uncompensated endorsing user: EBMM
    It would help to know what it is that you don't like about the SVT.
     
  9. Mook

    Mook

    Jun 19, 2002

    Oh....I like the SVT, and I have 2. Just wondered if I could get a fully hard-wired/hand-wired version. Why? Why does a man climb a mountain?

    Just curious, but would like to purchase a point-to-point version if I can......

    Mookie
     
  10. Mook

    Mook

    Jun 19, 2002
    do u have a website?

    Mook
     

  11. Maybe a Verellen Meatsmoke?
     
  12. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps
    I don't think I could take the price of a P2P hand wired SVT. I figure PCB's were good enough for my 69 SVT, they're good enough now ;)
     
  13. JGR

    JGR The "G" is for Gustav Supporting Member

    Jun 29, 2006
    Maryland
    Disclosures:
    President, CEO, CFO, CIO, Chief Engineer, Technician, Janitor - Reiner Amplification
    Nope, no website, no company. Just a man and his soldering iron... :)
     
  14. Mr. Foxen

    Mr. Foxen

    Jul 24, 2009
    Bristol, UK
    Disclosures:
    Amp tinkerer at Ampstack
    He didn't ask for point to point though, hand wired, like your 69 SVT, is what he's apparently after.

    Basically, as Mammothsounds says, get an SVT, open it up, take it apart, put it back together using your hands: handwired SVT.
     
  15. Really point to point?

    Or would you be happy with turret/tag/eyelet board hand wired?
     
  16. Epidrake

    Epidrake

    May 24, 2011
    I read in Tonequest magazine, years ago, that it was exactly the sum of the parts that made those amps sound like they did. If you change them, they won't sound like an SVT. They could sound better or worse.
     
  17. Mook

    Mook

    Jun 19, 2002


    turrets/tags/eyelets are just fine.......I just want something that is *not* PC board(s).....

    Mook
     
  18. Mr. Foxen

    Mr. Foxen

    Jul 24, 2009
    Bristol, UK
    Disclosures:
    Amp tinkerer at Ampstack
    What about handwired PCB?
     
  19. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps
    BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Good one!
     
  20. So you're looking for a hand wired amp that sounds like an SVT? Or just any hand wired amp?
     
  21. Mook

    Mook

    Jun 19, 2002

    A hand wired amp that *is* or is *similar* to an SVT. The Meat Smoke amp (previously mentioned in this thread), is a perfect example of what I mean......any others? Again, as I mentioned, Divided by 13 TBL200 is another amp. But, any others??

    What kinda sound is the Reeves 225/400? Are the Reeves amps in the Ampeg SVT territory?


    Mook
     



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