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I wish AMPEG would build an amp head...

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by jlepre, Feb 11, 2013.


  1. jlepre

    jlepre

    Nov 12, 2007
    Warwick, NY
    ...that LOOKED like a classic SVT, but housed a micro amp head.
    That way we could get that HUGE classic head LOOK with about 120 pounds LESS weight.

    I play in a classic 60's 70's tribute band, and it would help with the overall vibe.

    I mean they could even just make an empty head that would just be used as a sort of rack for a D-Class head.

    Anyone have thoughts?

    OK maybe I should be scared...
     
  2. Mike in Chicago

    Mike in Chicago Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    Chicago
    Why the heck would you want that? That Streamliner you have is way better than anything Ampeg puts put
     
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  4. IPYF

    IPYF

    Mar 31, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Just find a broken one, hollow everything out of it and slip your micro inside it.

    As an added bonus you could start the night by juggling the empty head unit, thus ensuring that every man jack in the room thinks you are the god of musculature. Win-Win scenario.
     
  5. Tractorr

    Tractorr Supporting Member

    Aug 23, 2011
    Philadelphia
    They did make the SVT450H.

    It was not class D and still weighed 44 lbs, but that is still like half the weight of a real SVT.

    An untrained eye wouldn't notice the difference.

    The other option you have is buying a completely broken SVT, stripping the guys out, and having a tech wire the controls and input to a PF inside.
     
  6. Inconnu

    Inconnu

    Nov 1, 2005
    My bass-ment
    You could always put a magnifying glass in front of a Micro VR...:D
     
  7. hover

    hover

    Oct 4, 2008
  8. Tractorr

    Tractorr Supporting Member

    Aug 23, 2011
    Philadelphia
    This is assuming that any non-bass player knows how much an SVT weighs. My Peavey VB-2 weighs about half what an SVT weighs and my drummer couldn't believe how much it weighed when he picked it up.
     
  9. Fair Warning

    Fair Warning Deliverin' the Goods! Supporting Member

    The SVT 350 or 450 are SS internals, built inside a SVT Head Box. There are also a few other odd ball Ampegs that are the same. THe SS internals will make the head alot lighter and able to carry by one person.

    Also, Fliptops.com sells SVT head boxes empty. You can rig just about anything into them.
     
  10. Or you could go out and buy a stage prop SVT and not expect a company to cater to your acute need
     
  11. jumbodbassman

    jumbodbassman Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Stuck in traffic -NY & CT
    Disclosures:
    Born Again Tubey
    several guys make racks that look old school and head boxes. fliptops is one
     
  12. mazdah

    mazdah

    Jan 29, 2010
    Kalisz, Poland
  13. jlepre

    jlepre

    Nov 12, 2007
    Warwick, NY
    That doesn't seem to work. and I kind LIKE that idea. Wait a minute...you're joking aren't you?
     
  14. jlepre

    jlepre

    Nov 12, 2007
    Warwick, NY
    Huh?
     
  15. jlepre

    jlepre

    Nov 12, 2007
    Warwick, NY
    That's kind of my point! I love the sound of my STM-900, but the look on stage is a little "light" Does that make sense?
     
  16. jlepre

    jlepre

    Nov 12, 2007
    Warwick, NY
    I like that idea. Where can I find one?:D
     
  17. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps
    You could piece one together with parts from Fliptops.net . But everyone will know once you turn it on.
     
  18. Just start hitting the gym every day and after a month you'll wonder why people are giving you weird looks as you carry your SVT in one hand and your bass in the other :D
     
  19. jlepre

    jlepre

    Nov 12, 2007
    Warwick, NY
  20. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2007
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Disclosures:
    I tried to get free gear but everyone I asked laughed uncontrollably.
    It would be cool!

    The micro would likely be small enough for you to also use the rest of the SVT head to store a 6 pack and a samitch!
     
  21. jlepre

    jlepre

    Nov 12, 2007
    Warwick, NY
    I just think it would be a cool idea. If I could somehow get the external controls to work with my STM-900, that would be cool!
     



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