Alternative to SVT 3 Pro?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by OneDrop76, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. OneDrop76


    Jul 15, 2005
    Beltsville, MD
    Was hoping someone could recommend a head for me. Right now I am playing a P-bass with Lindy Fralin P-ups, through the SVT 3 pro, into a SVT 810e cab. I know, I should just be happy, but I wanted to know if there is a head with more of a versatile sound that can still come close to the vintage SVT sound. I play a lot of reggae, so I want that warm, fat, bottom. But we also do punk, ska, rock, a lot of stuff. And I wanted to know what head could give me a nice dub sound along with a little of the punchier, dare I say "cleaner" sound. Any suggestions?
  2. Ashdown ABM head or otherwise an EBS head. Both brand have nice hybrid amps that feature a tube preamp and solidstate power amps.
  3. Larzon


    Jan 15, 2005
  4. deaf pea

    deaf pea

    Mar 24, 2005
    Cuernavaca 1 hr S Mexico City
    Seymour Duncan/Basslines SMB-5A Endorsing Artist
    a beter investment MIGHT be a PR-410 . . . it has a lot more lo-end than the 810 IMO
  5. mobax

    mobax Supporting Member

    Dec 31, 2002
    New Baltimore, MI
    Try an Eden WT400. I've found it to be very warm. Outside of that, I'd say the SVT-3 is a good choice.