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DB751, SVT Classic or my EBS Fafner2

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by uncle, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. Hi, I am thinking about replacing my EBS Fafner 2 With a Aggie DB 751 or a Ampeg SVT Classic. It is not that my Fafner2 doesn't sound good but most of the time I play a CCR repertoire and I use my '68 Precision to do so. Don't get me wrong, The fafner2 is a fantastic amp but it has so much possibility's in it but I only use it flat for my sound. I think overall it is sounding a little to "modern" for my needs.
    I see Stu Cook himself is playing the aggie. That means something. I never played an Aggie or a SVT Classic so if anyone could help me with they're experiences with both or either of these amps it would be very helpfull for me.
    For cabs I use a Hevos Powerset (it's a dutch company). They are lite and the sound is just fantastic, even at (very) high volumes! very powerfull and warm! So I'm keeping these! Any feedback or input is welcome!

  2. RSNG


    Sep 6, 2010
    You cannot go wrong with an Ampeg SVT Classic. I've had mine for 15 years or so. Before you get one, make sure that you can deal with the weight; it's a really heavy amp.

    Mine is semi retired now. I haul my own gear, and usually play one nighters. My SVT 3 Pro is much easier on my back.
  3. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Both are killer amps but my heart is with tubes, so the SVT.
  4. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2007
    Toronto Ontario Canada
    Do you want to "sound" like CCR or do you want to sound like YOU?? It's your tone that you should be looking at and not someone else's. You do THAT and you can shape it to fit any genre you need to.

    IMO :D

    Edit: At the end of the gig very few in the audience will know the difference.
  5. I'm looking for a more CCR sound! I'm in a CCR tribute band....
    i know they used Kustom's back than but since these are so hard to find I think about the Aggie DB that Stu is using now or the SVT Classic's all tube sound.....
  6. Thanks guy's,

    I just went to a store where I was able to play the Aggie as well as a heritage SVT Classic and compare it with my fafner II.

    I must say that I fell for the Aggie! The difference in sound with my fafner was big enough to make me want to change my set-up! The SVT did sound very nice too but I found the Aggie was a bit warmer and smoother and it was nicer (softer...cant find the right words) in the higher frequenties! That together with the weight made me decide to go for the Aggie!

    So , my Fafner II is now for sale in Europe! :)


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