how is this old svt 2?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by thelastofus, Feb 22, 2003.

  1. thelastofus

    thelastofus Guest

    Jul 3, 2002
    Bakersfield, Ca
    i'm considering buying an older (80's) svt 2. i think it's from the first year they made them. are these years of ampegs good? i heard slm's first years were there best so would this be better than a new one? it's priced at $800 and is in good condition. it sounded really good but i'm just wondering about any maintenance it might need down the road.
  2. Some of the newer svt 2 pro's have a problem with shutting down due something wrong with the tube protection circuitry. The older ones also have the 6-6550's in line which might help keep the tubes a little cooler. If you are lucky it might even have GE 6550's in it as well.