cool old ampeg, never seen one of these before

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by mattmanbass, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. nysbob


    Sep 14, 2003
    Cincinnati OH
    I've never seen one of those, but what a cool amp. Big transformers and 4 6550s - it should have a little more grunt than a stock V4B. Nothing wrong with that. :cool:
  2. anderbass


    Dec 20, 2005
    Phoenix. Az.
  3. Easy8


    Sep 5, 2007
    Austin, Tx
    I've got a V5 guitar head that looks almost identical to that. I believe they are MTT and were made in Japan. I run it through a V4 4x12 and Fender BXR115. Not quite as smooth the 300w SVT because I have to drive it a little harder, but has a real nice old school sound.
  4. Spector_Ray


    Aug 8, 2004
    The SVT-100s were some of the first amps that were made right after SLM acquired Ampeg in 1986. As a matter of fact, there were only three models of amps offered in 1986; the SVT, SVT-100 and B-15. They were originally lead guitar amps, but they sounded terrible for guitar so they were turned into bass amps and they only made 100 the first year. It's a nice piece of Ampeg history.
  5. If you read on these were US designed and made in Japan.
  6. Spector_Ray


    Aug 8, 2004
    The SVT-100's were MTI era V-5 guitar amps.