Ampeg SVT-VR Rewiring from UK to US voltage?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by JohnnySee, Mar 27, 2014.


  1. JohnnySee

    JohnnySee

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    Hey guys!

    This is my first post on this forum, I thought I'd make the switch from Basschat as I'm moving to the NC area from England in a month or two!

    I was hoping somebody could help me with a question I have about the SVT-VR. I was planning on selling mine before my move but a friend mentioned that it might be quite easy to have it rewired to US voltage. If that's the case then I'd like to keep it, as I would lose a lot of money by selling and probably wouldn't be able to afford a new one for quite some time.

    Does anyone have experience of this? Is it possible?


    Thanks in advance,

    Johnny
  2. Forrrest

    Forrrest

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    interested to know as well,

    IIRC Ampeg is cheaper in the US, and you could easily replace it. you could sell it for 900GBP and then buy a used one here for under 1500US$... & that's without much legwork. I'd be more concerned taking one in your direction where Ampeg are scarcer.
  3. coreyfyfe

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  4. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast

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    An Ampeg amp in Milton Keynes. Isn't that against the law? :p

    If you need additional help, Loud has a document showing how to do the conversion (Tech Note: 120 to 230 conversion). You can contact them and ask for a copy. You would also have to change your power cord and fuses. And as Hodgy pointed out below, the fan.
  5. JohnnySee

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    Thanks for the response guys, I think I know what I'm gonna do now anyway. Haha beans-on-toast there's alot of love for Ampeg over here in the UK ;)

    I will be selling my VR here and try to pick up either a portaflex rig or the V4-B & an SVT-210AV, not quite sure which yet but after the VR I don't think I could settle for no tubes!
  6. hodgy

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    You'll have to swap out your fan also.

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