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Ampeg SVT 80's Japan or USA?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bostero77, Mar 17, 2014.


  1. bostero77

    bostero77

    Jun 21, 2013
    Los Angeles, CA
    Hello fellow bassists,

    i just bought an amp at a local moving sale. the seller said is a 80's ampeg made in USA but i coulnd't find a anything printed on the amp that specify the country of origin.
    i bought it anyways since was in working conditions and pretty cheap (i think)...
    Does anyone know if this is an American amp?

    thanks in advance

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  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Japanese made SVT made by the MTI company. A great and very underrated head that a lot of folks slag just for being made in Japan.
     
  3. bostero77

    bostero77

    Jun 21, 2013
    Los Angeles, CA
    thanks Jimmy! I had the feeling that this one was a japanese… do you know the average street value of these amps? i want to know if i paid the right money for it
     
  4. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Generally $800-1000, though I've seen them go for more or less depending on condition. Not MUCH less, though.
     
  5. bostero77

    bostero77

    Jun 21, 2013
    Los Angeles, CA
    Thanks for the info Jimmy! i feel better now that i know i paid less than that.

    man… I have the svt connected to an aguilar gs210 + gs112 and after playing it for 2 days now and I'm very impressed with the tone and power. I have to say i love it (except the weight…) :bassist:
     
  6. Vintagefiend

    Vintagefiend I don't care for 410 cabinets at all.

    Aug 6, 2013
    Columbia, MO
    Of course you love it.

    It's an Ampeg tube amp - 300w is a whole lot of tone and power to love :)

    Congrats on getting a good deal on such a great amp. :bassist::bassist::bassist::bassist: