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New Ampeg Preamp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by marc40a, Feb 3, 2004.


  1. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    It'd be cool if they fixed the hum problem of the SVP-Pro with this thing. I hope it gives off the classic SVT tone.
     
  2. marc40a

    marc40a

    Mar 20, 2002
    Boston MA
    That's what I was thinking.
     
  3. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    Hmm...interesting....
     
  4. Boozy

    Boozy

    Apr 29, 2002
    Kelowna BC, Canada
    neat, i want one.
     
  5. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    I wonder if it does the SCT sound better than the Sansamp RBI.

    Peace
    Nick
     
  6. Guess what? More gas now! :)
    Anyways, I'd love to see an ab-test with the SVP-Pro and the SVP-CL... (hint for basstasters) ;)
     
  7. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    Looks good, and I am in the market for a pre.
    I'll add it to the list which is
    Both Demeters
    Alembic FX-1
    Interstellar Overdrive
    Eden Navigator.
    My biggest problem is that I have to amplify a Stingray5 and a DB. So I'm going to need something pretty versatile.
     
  8. Schwinn

    Schwinn

    Dec 4, 2002
    Sarasota, FL
    Yeah, this will be cool if they're learned from their mistakes and avoid the default hum/noise of the SVP. I absolutely love the way ampegs sound.
     
  9. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    If I might make a recommendation......

    How about trying a 2 preamp combo?

    Im currently using a Navigator and a Sansamp RBI. I use the Navigator alone when I want a more clean and refined tone for certain groups, and both when I want a versitile EQ, compressor, crossover etc... in addition to a little rock and roll grind. I use the Sansamp alone when Im with certain groups and all the benifits from the Navigator just subtract from the overall vibe, ie. when I need a lo fi sound.

    Its an idea that you might have fun with.

    Peace
    Nick
     
  10. TxBass

    TxBass

    Jul 3, 2002
    Frisco, Texas
    anybody know when it's due out in the stores?? great...just what I need...a new case of GAS... ;)
     
  11. MascisMan

    MascisMan

    Nov 21, 2003
    Dallas, Tx
    what about costs?
     
  12. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    I saw nothing about it on Ampeg's site. I chose not to buy an early 70s SVT in favor of a power amp, so if that thing sounds like it should, maybe that will give me the best of both worlds.
     
  13. harperWRD

    harperWRD

    Feb 3, 2004
    I'm looking to buy a pre amp too, and it's ether the svp-pro or the svp-cl
    ampeg says that the svp-cl is the exact pre amp from they're classic heads..
     
  14. Boozy

    Boozy

    Apr 29, 2002
    Kelowna BC, Canada
  15. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Obviously it isnt. I didnt see a 5 way ultra low know or two buttons for highs on any of the SVT CL heads Ive come across.

    I ask you, how hard it is to yank out the power section of an SVT and put the preamp thats left behind into a rack casing?!

    Peace
    Nick
     
  16. Is that an Ampeg Poweramp (SVP1600) that I just saw????
    GAAAAAAAAAAAS!
     
  17. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Its probably just a bigger heavier solid state version of a similar PA power amp. Not even worth looking at unless its tube.

    Peace
    Nick
     
  18. Very true!
    If its solidstate it could be very overpriced (at least over here in Europe)... only worth the money if its all tube.
     
  19. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    That's actually a good suggestion and one I haven't thought about. Hmmmmm, two pre-amps, sounds cool