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SVP-PRO vs. RBI

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by leftseptember, Jul 22, 2003.


  1. leftseptember

    leftseptember

    Jun 26, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    How do they compare? I have the RBI, but may pick up on an SVP-PRO, and sell it. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    Live or studio use? What kind of music do you play?

    The SVP-Pro is too noisy for studio use, IMO. There are lots of posts about its hiss factor if you care to do a search here. The RBI is much better suited for studio use.
     
  3. leftseptember

    leftseptember

    Jun 26, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    It will be a totally live rig. I'm in a (hardcore) rock band. I do like clean tones sometimes, but I like a little grit to the sound as well. The RBI is working out fine, but I am interested in the SVP.
     
  4. Schwinn

    Schwinn

    Dec 4, 2002
    Sarasota, FL
  5. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    my svp just sounds so fat for me.

    the rbi didn't do too much for me when my svp was in the shop, though :eek:
     
  6. thetaurus

    thetaurus

    May 28, 2002
    Muncy, PA
    i have the bass driver, and i also had an svp pro. i a/b'ed them because i was thinking about selling the svp for an rbi. i came to the conclusion that when playing by myself, i liked the bddi better, but with either of my bands, i liked the ampeg better. the ampeg seems to fit alittle better in a mix than the sansamp. (i play in two loud rock bands).

    anyway...i sold the svp, but for a mesa 400+!
     
  7. bertbassplayer

    bertbassplayer Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    DFW, TX
    ... If it aint broke, don't fix it ...