1st post, Ampeg SVT-450H

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by JohnnyCrash, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. This is my first post here on this forum, so hello everybody!

    I am a guitar player returning to my first instrument, Bass.

    I've built all 7 or 8 of my own guitar amps (all vintage tube circuits)...


    With my bass rig I'm looking for a classic "warm" sound, BUT don't want the hassle of a tube driven amp. "Hassle" meaning, reliability issues, more tubes I'd have to buy, rebiasing yet another tube amp, etc.

    Anyways, I'm not into the super clean, tons-of-headroom, "hi-fi", modern sound... BUT I'm not exactly looking for a slightly overdriven tube sound either.

    This will be for 70's Punk, Classic Rock (from ACDC to the Stones), and Blues (50s Chicago, Texas Roadhouse, and Rockabilly/Roots).


    Any thoughts on the SVT-450H?

    Loud enough for two guitars and a drummer? How's the tone? Any info on when this solid state "classic" originally came out?
  2. Oh sorry,

    As far as a cab:

    I'm aiming for the 1000watt 4x10" Avatar, loaded with their custom tweaked Eminence Deltalight neodymium magnet'ed speakers (for it's lightweight and portability).

    As far as my bass:
    I'll mainly be using a stock '51 reissue Fender P-Bass for "Rock" type of tones/projects (70's punk, classic rock/Stones, and some rockin Blues - as mentioned), with roundwounds. Sometimes a pick, sometimes fingers.
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