Hello friends. I know the best answer to this question is to test the two and the one I like. I like the classic tones. I own two tube amps. (Mesa Boogie and Marshall) But I need something easier to portage. I've thought about these two amps: Ampeg svt3 and Hartke LH1000. The problem is that I have not access to a LH1000 I've tried a svt3 and have loved it. The price of svt3 used is the same as that of the new LH1000. If anyone has experience with these two heads please share your experiences. Thanks friends!!