Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by beam, Jul 7, 2003.

  1. beam


    Dec 29, 2002
    Anyone tried both of these units?

    Im curious as to how they square off against each other fore being the same price.

    the Sheehan model doesnt have an extensive an EQ, but has seperate channels for overdrive and clean

  2. redneck2wild


    Nov 27, 2002
    Memphis, TN
    The BSP also has a compressor and noise gate.
  3. i am also looking at these two preamps and i think i'd rather go for the svp-pro as there's a 9 band eq to work with, and i don't need the overdrive channel on the bsp.
  4. Schwinn


    Dec 4, 2002
    Sarasota, FL
    There was someone on here that had used both (I think it was Alan Grossman). I remember he said he prefered the SVP-PRO because the distortion on the BSP wasn't that great. So you might go with the SVP-PRO and get a nice distortion pedal to go with it.
  5. beam


    Dec 29, 2002
    Yea, Im thinking Ill get the Sansamp Bass Driver for xmas this year and use that as a preamp for a while...

    When I have enough saved for the svp-pro. I dont really need an overdrive pedal, I cant think of too many sogns i would do where i just need distortion for "part" of the song...either all or nothing.

    So I get the sansamp this winter, and then sell it when I am close to being able to afford the svp-pro
  6. jobu3

    jobu3 Artist formerly known as Big Joe Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2002
    Mountain Top, PA
    the svp-pro has incredible tube OD/distortion... why emulate it when you can get the real deal?

  7. My experience is that the SVP-BSP was made for high gain distortion, while the SVP-PRO is better suited for clean to moderately overdriven tones. The distortion channel on the BSP is solid state, while the clean channel uses a tube. The SVP-PRO is all tube (except the EQ section) and sounds more organic to my ears.

    I'd recommend the BSP if you want to shred, and the SVP-PRO if you want more versatility.
  8. citizen


    Jan 24, 2003
    I prefer the svp pro,because it s more natural,and tube sounding!!!