ampeg svt15 vs bse 115

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by tcook, Jul 8, 2005.

  1. tcook


    Jul 1, 2005
    I have an ampeg BSE 115 that I have a chance to change out for a SVT 15. This change would cost me $70. I"ve read the specs and it doesn't look like there is any difference other than cosmetics. I don't think that the pretty cabinet and the "classic" logo are worth $70. I really don't go by specs though and was hoping that someone here has played on both and if there is any sound difference at all.
  2. birminghambass

    birminghambass Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2002
    Birmingham, AL
    I've played them both and prefer the classic model. It sounded tighter and had more mid punch than the bse. At really high volumes with a five string the bse had more low end, but much less focus resulting in a flabby low b. I also prefer tolex to carpet covering.
  3. tcook


    Jul 1, 2005
    I should of mentioned that I"m running this with a SVT 210HE and a BR2 head
  4. TheChariot


    Jul 6, 2004
    Boston, MA
    Make the trade. I am definately not a fan of Ampeg's SVT cabinets, but I can tell you that you'll notice a difference over the BSE cabs.