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Ampeg SVT-4 Pro connection with BBE preamp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by supremo, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. supremo


    Oct 20, 2008
    What is the correct way to connect the SVT-4 Pro with the BBE Bmax preamp? At the rear panel of the Ampeg there are lots of inputs & outputs. I read the user manual but I confused!
    I use the Ampeg with an Ampeg SVT 410HLF Heritage cabinet.
    The cab is 500W RMS and the amplifier is 1600W at mono-bridged mode and 625W when I use only channel A.
    So I think it's safer to use the 625W.
    So, how should I connect the external preamp BBE to the amplifier with an external loop?
  2. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Bass into preamp main input, preamps output to Ampegs Effects Return.
  3. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I wouldn't go defeating the internal pre with a BMax. BMax is a decent enough pre, but it's not as good as the one in the 4 Pro IMHO. But what Ricken said is how you do it.
  4. buzzbass

    buzzbass Shoo Shoo Retarded Flu !

    Apr 23, 2003
    get a plain old BBE, stick in your effects loop, and be amazed ! I never touch my tone controls to match a room anymore. I found a spot for them all that I like, and I just twiddle with the BBE to "match" myself to the room acoustics

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