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NAD: Ampeg SVT II & Bergantino NV610 Content

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by WayneLiao, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. WayneLiao


    Aug 3, 2009
    San Diego
    I used to play bass in a couple bands in my college and early post college years. At one point I had a early 70's Blue Line SVT, 2 Skunkworks SVT's and SVTII-Pro but they were all sold many years ago. I wanted to get a bass setup again and looked around. The new class D/mirco size amps were amazing but after much thought I thought I would go with the tried and true and my #1 passion. I checked on eBay and saw the pre-owned Eddie Van Halen Ampeg SVT-II Non-Pro's for sale. Drove up to LA to checked them out and ended up picking out this one. Finished it up by pairing it with a Bergantino NV610T. I heard these were discontinued and there was one left at Bass San Diego so I went and snatched it up. Technically I got these a few weeks ago but finally got a chance to drag it to the studio this last weekend. All the good tones I remember back!

  2. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    That is a beastly rig. I love my SVT-II np.
  3. Primakurtz

    Primakurtz Registered Nihilist Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2011
    Denver, Colorado
    Great choices! You can spend more and different, and carry less weight, but you won't find a better-sounding rig. IMHO, of course.
  4. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Great score congrats I swear those SVT II's look heavier than than a regular SVT even without a road case I bet that sounds killer if anything happens to it you should show up at Eddie's studio and demand some service :)
  5. WayneLiao


    Aug 3, 2009
    San Diego
    Thanks guys. I believe the SVT-II is actually quite a bit lighter than a regular SVT (at least the original two channel ones). The SVT-II is 75lbs; I don't remember for sure but those old SVT's felt about a hundred pounds. The berg was surprisingly easy to move around given the wheels, handles and low height.
  6. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I like the head.

  7. jmpiwonka


    Jun 11, 2002
    yep, the svtII is pretty easy to move
    i regularly hold mine with one hand while i open doors...i don't hold it like that for very long though :smug:

    i also took it out of the case because it was too big and heavy that way.
  8. StuartV

    StuartV Finally figuring out what I really like Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    Manassas, VA
    Nice rig! One of mine is an SVT 2 Pro and a NV610. Rockin'!!

    My 2 Pro MAY be lighter than my vintage SVT. But, in a 6U rack, with a tuner and power condition, it is WAY heavier! Putting that thing up on top of the 610 by myself is a lift I have to pause and really think about before I do it.
  9. WayneLiao


    Aug 3, 2009
    San Diego
    I had great memories of my old SVT-2 Pro; had it racked in a Mesa Boogie shock mount case and with the Eden cabs it took quite some effort to move it.

    My SVT-2 is currently in a SKB and I was thinking of having a shock mount roadcase made, but now I'm having second thoughts since I was actually kinda able to lift the amp with the SKB by myself. Not sure if I wanted to add another 25lbs.

    Who makes the best/good lightweight rack case? Maybe even with some shock protection? I got the SKB used and it's already kinda falling apart.
  10. StuartV

    StuartV Finally figuring out what I really like Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    Manassas, VA
    If I were going to be having my stuff moved by other people I might invest in a shockmount case. But, since I'm my own roady, I don't see any reason to mess with that. I just take a little care when moving it.

    All my road cases are RoadReady, I believe. Definitely not light. But, pretty solid, I think.
  11. They are listed as 85lbs IIRC.

    Love the SVT-II, great amp, love mine and wish I could play it more at the moment!

    Would love one of the NV610s too!