Ampeg mini...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Chronicle, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. Chronicle


    Sep 13, 2006
  2. Ampeg SVT

    Ampeg SVT Son, I am disappoint.

    Sep 9, 2006
    I have a feeling it is not going to last too long.
  3. Taylor Livingston

    Taylor Livingston Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    Oregon, US
    Owner, Iron Ether Electronics
  4. stingray56funk


    Feb 16, 2005
    They've been trying to put that out for over a year. I guess having money problems does hinder your R&D...but they had it projected to come out at the beginning of last year.

    I bet it does sound good, if you like the Ampeg I do. I'd like to have one around for the novelty purpose but not gig it. It would be cool to keep it in collector's shape and use it for years and long as it doesn't break down because it is crap.
  5. thombo


    Aug 25, 2006
    Denver, CO
    i like how they call it "a miniature solid-state version of the legendary SVT amplifier." it just doesn't line up.
  6. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Hard to imagine LOUD putting anything out that doesn't break down. I don't think it's a total fail, though, unless you're expecting it to sound just like an SVT and 810, which nobody in their right mind would do. But it's definitely more of a novelty, and I think if you held a gun to their heads, the LOUD idiots would admit it.
  7. Chronicle


    Sep 13, 2006
    I guess it would be a cool looking lamp stand :D
  8. $299 200 watt head... cool looks...

    I'd rock that before the reissue Acoustic head.
  9. kraigo


    Jun 21, 2007
    Minneapolis, MN
    I'm interested in what that little 2x10 sounds like. It could turn out to be a very cool little recording cabinet. The head doesn't grab me as much, but the Sans Amp VT shows that you can do a decent job of mimicking an SVT using only solid state, so who knows?

  10. MHensleyJr

    MHensleyJr Supporting Member

    May 5, 2008
    Redlands, CA
    I'd play this before I'd play one of those stupid "iPhone for Bass Players" heads.:rollno:
  11. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress Guest

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    It's cute and fluffy!
  12. SpamBot

    SpamBot Guest

    Dec 25, 2008
    St. Paul, MN
    As James said, sort of: I wouldn't buy it as an SVT, I'd buy it as a 200w head that is $100 cheaper than an Acoustic. Looks like this is going to be the cheapest 200w head out there.
  13. uaudio


    Apr 11, 2008
    Can we petition the "Ampeg" marketing department to not call anything hybrid or solid state a SVT? And certainly not to put anything solid state in anything resembling a real SVT head?

    Call me a purist but its not an SVT.
  14. Vakmere


    Sep 6, 2007
    Will I have to use a smaller bass?

  15. good thing it's tagged an "Ampeg Micro-VR" :p
  16. SpamBot

    SpamBot Guest

    Dec 25, 2008
    St. Paul, MN
    Like with champagne. Makes perfect sense, but it's never gonna happen.
  17. uaudio


    Apr 11, 2008
    Meh, its cute.

  18. scottbass

    scottbass Bass lines like a big, funky giant

    Jul 13, 2004
    Southern MN
    It might not be a bad practice amp/small venue amp. It all depends on how it sounds, of course. I might be motivated to try one out...maybe it'll be comparable to a BA-210?
  19. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    The letters SVT equals sales. Therefore, you can petition them until you're blue in the face and they won't change it, and who could blame them?
  20. uaudio


    Apr 11, 2008
    I know, I know. One of these day's I'm going to find a private equity company willing to buy the Ampeg brand from LOUD, then I am going to get myself on the board. Then all decisions will be made with the advice and consent of the TalkBass Amp forum.

    (maybe not as crazy as it sounds, except for the last part. you guys would make me bring the factory to Michigan or something and hire you all.)