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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by thedarksession, Sep 30, 2005.

  1. svt classic head or mesa 400??? which one!? keep in mind i want a more gritty sound.
  2. Masher88

    Masher88 Believe in absurdities and you commit atrocities

    May 7, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    SVT-CL head. The Mesa is a "cleaner" tube amp than the Ampeg. The Ampeg weighs about 2x as much....it's like 80 lbs. the Mesa is about 44
  3. Plain Old Me

    Plain Old Me

    Dec 14, 2004
    The Mesa weighs about the same when racked though. However, I would recommend the Mesa. The CL just doesn't capture the vintage SVT sound too well to my ears, but then again the 400+ is a whole different sound from either of those. They cal all get gritty when dialed in right, but even then the grit sounds different on all of em. It depends what you like to hear.