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Ampeg SVT-7 Pro Owners - Reliability Poll

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by edpal, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. Perfect, never an issue.

    10 vote(s)
  2. Perfect, a few issues over years that I consider normal.

    0 vote(s)
  3. Not as good as I hoped/expected.

    3 vote(s)
  4. A one-time problem early on,smooth since.

    2 vote(s)
  5. Nothing but trouble,very disappointing.

    6 vote(s)
  6. Carrots

    23 vote(s)
  1. edpal

    edpal Banned

    Oct 3, 2007
    The reliability of this head in various incarnations has been praised and maligned.
  2. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Weren't they all made within the last 10 years? They haven't been around all that long yet.
  3. Yes that model hasn't been in production for 10 years yet so that part is very easy ;)
    OP where is your "Poll" it seems to be missing?
  4. Jim C

    Jim C Spector#496:More curves than Sophia + better sound Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    I believe that for the most part, revisions COO and later are reliable.
    At least mine is.
  5. edpal

    edpal Banned

    Oct 3, 2007
    Poll is there NOW - I got called away mid-groove.

    Hmm, I guess I kind of goofed on the time period. Ampeg has always made so many heads, guess I assumed it had been around longer than that....I have never researched the product history, I just like mine. I just changed it - we're fairly early on, I hope that was not unacceptable.
  6. smeet

    smeet Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2006
    Woodland Hills, CA
    I bought one brand new, Rev C00. It failed multiple times on the very first gig. Not a hot bass, master and gain both at or below noon. I returned it. Later I got another C00 used, worked fine but although I liked the sound I didn't love it, and I could never trust it, so I sold it.

    I now have a Mesa M9. These also have a reputation for failures, but the sound is incredible, so I'm willing to risk it (with my GB ShuttleMax9.2 as a backup).
  7. Silas Stingy

    Silas Stingy

    Feb 19, 2009
    I bought a rev C00 thinking the problems were solved, I now understand the importance of a DI before the amp.
  8. smeet

    smeet Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2006
    Woodland Hills, CA
    DI before the amp is what saved me on that one gig. Nice coincidence, because I always go with the amp DI, this time the sound guy wanted to use his box before the amp, and boy am I glad about that.