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Question - Ampeg SVT 5 pro bass head

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Dillertime06, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. Dillertime06


    Jul 18, 2012
    Found an Ampeg SVT 5 pro bass head used for $340 and comes with a 3 space amp rack case with rack tuner for an additional $45.

    From the pics it looks like it's in good condition, but haven't been able to test drive it yet. Should i go for it?

    Any advise for what to do when test driving a used amp/cabinet?

  2. Dillertime06


    Jul 18, 2012
    ...or should i go for a used SVT 3 pro with used svt 410hlf for a total of $950
  3. christw

    christw Get low!

    May 11, 2008
    Dayton OH
    I want to be Tesla (tinkerer at Dayton Amp Co)
    I'd buy the 5 Pro and spend the extra money saved on a cab. I'd never dream of paying $950 for a 3 Pro and 410HLF. Both can be found for significantly cheaper. On top of that, neither the 3 Pro or HLF are my favorite offerings from Ampeg. ;)

    For what it's worth, you can probably find an SVT (the tubey kind) in the $800-$900 range if you're patient and save up a wee bit extra for a cab too.
  4. hodgy


    May 5, 2004
    Bothell, WA
    Customer Support- Ampeg/ Line 6
    Great price for the 5-pro. Much more power and versatility than the 3, I wish I still had mine.

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