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Some Ampeg advice

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by outoftune, Mar 2, 2016.


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  1. outoftune

    outoftune Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    Pennsylvania
    I have a chance to get a 2006 American made SVT CL with a 1995-1996 810 cab for all of $950. In great shape with covers.

    I am a sucker for tubes and have played a Super Bassman and a Pignose B100V as my only foray into the tube world. A local bands bass player uses an Ampeg SVT CL and man his sound is heaven

    So should I give it a go?

    By the way I play rock, soul, country, Americana, funk ,etc.
     
  2. Go for it, if you're ok with the size and weight, the tone from that should be amazing!
     
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  3. High Camp

    High Camp

    Oct 3, 2013
    Netherlands
    Are you already on your way?...
    'Cause you should be!
     
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  4. Matt O

    Matt O

    Feb 19, 2013
    The Mitten
    Sounds like an outstanding deal.

    I'd hit that.
     
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  5. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    You haven't got it yet?
     
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  6. Go....Now.....I had to pay $1500 for basically the same rig. Even if it needs some tubes , it's still a good deal. Hook it up and make sure there aren't any funny noises. If it sounds good , buy it. That's a heck of a deal.
    Stop reading TB and go get the ultimate rig.
     
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  7. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Get it
     
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  8. shaginwagin

    shaginwagin

    Apr 2, 2012
    Arizona
    +1,000,000 to the above ! That's a smokin deal....
     
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  9. outoftune

    outoftune Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    Pennsylvania
    I am going to pick it up tomorrow morning. A bit of a hike for me but I think it will be worth it.

    Any issues I should be aware of?
     
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  10. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    If you want to lug that pig around that is a good deal and the head is from a reliable era.

    Any issues aside from back pain? I'd just give it a usual once over, kick some juice through the cab and spin all the knobs.
     
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  11. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    The only issues I can think of would be the usual tubes and caps issues. A 10-year-old head might need some cap replacements in the near future. But at that price, I wouldn't sweat it if it works.
     
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  12. Alexander

    Alexander

    Aug 13, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    Those things are horrible - you should absolutely pass...

    P.S. Could you please send me the contact information for the seller?

    ;)
     
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  13. outoftune

    outoftune Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    Pennsylvania
    A bassists bass rig if there ever was one.

    Love it.
     

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  14. If you are willing to hump it around, jump on it! I miss my tubes!
     
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  15. kat888

    kat888 Guest

    Oct 13, 2015
    Just remember to stand in the next postcode when you turn the volume up...
     
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  16. AlexanderB

    AlexanderB

    Feb 25, 2007
    Sweden
    Hey, there! I saw the EQ setting in the picture... What are you playing - guitar??? :eyebrow:

    Just kidding. Cut bass, boosted highs... ;)
     
  17. outoftune

    outoftune Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    Pennsylvania
    Lol. I cut the bass because all the stuff in my garage was rattling like crazy. Lol.
    I was actually getting a great 70's thump out of that setting :)
     
  18. I'm guessing that this is your first tube rig and this bears repeating. Make sure the little ohm switch on the back is set to 4 ohms for one cabinet. This is the big one. NEVER turn the amp on until the speakers are hooked up. This monster requires a load to be connected and if you play through it without the speakers being connected , you can (and probably will) blow the output transformer. That's about a $600 repair. If you get a second cab and hook it up make sure you change the ohm switch to two ohms. And if you do ever run two cabs with it , please try to let me know in advance. I tried mine with two cabs a few years ago and I'm pretty sure that is what caused the East Coast earthquake.;)
     
  19. Alexander

    Alexander

    Aug 13, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    I get my SVT-VR on Monday. Got this side of the country covered, ya'll
     
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  20. Yer gonna love it.:thumbsup: Make sure you read my post just above yours.
     

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