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Ampeg SVT AV

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bluesbass99, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. bluesbass99


    Jun 14, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    Just a quick one for those Ampeg owners. I've been looking for a VR, but came across a mint condition AV that was made in the U.S. Low mileage and looks new. I know the AV was an anniversary model which is no longer made and it is basically from what I've been able to read here, is essentially a CL model.

    Tonally, is that much difference in the sound between the AV and VR? I will be using it with an Ampeg 810 cab. Any idea of the difference in value between the AV & VRs and whether the VR is worth the additional 20 or 30% (or whatever it is)? Thanks.
  2. BassmanDk


    Nov 23, 2005
    Odense, Denmark
    Employee - 4Sound, Odense
    I own a SVT Classic AV (exactly the same model as the CL except the silver cloth and the color of the metalpanel).

    There is a little difference between the CL and the VR. But...when i turn the master volume to the max on the CL and adjust the volume with the gain, i cannot hear any difference!
    My ears (and spine) tell me that maybe that's how the Vr is wired internally...
  3. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    i think the differences between the vr and cl get exaggerated a bit, quite honestly, but i do favor the non-master versions of the svt over the gain/master versions. there's just something a little less constrictive sounding with the vr.
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