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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Davidoc, Jun 19, 2002.

  1. I want to get a preamp, something that will last, and I won't get tired of anytime soon. Will the Ampeg SVP pro do the job? Thanks! Should I get a more expensive one?
  2. yes. buy it. now.
  3. Dan Muller

    Dan Muller Guest

    Sep 28, 2001
    Baltimore, Maryland
    I ordered mine and had to wait 4 months for it (got a sick deal on it brand new) and it was well worth the wait. This preamp is the coolest thing I have ever bought. You can get all sorts of sounds out of it. When you overdrive those tubes it's sweeter than YooHoo. It's a bad ass preamp. Do it.
  4. seamus


    Feb 8, 2001
    I don't know if it will last, but it will do the job, and you won't get tired of it anytime soon. It's a pretty versatile preamp, has a good variety of sounds.
  5. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    What do you mean?

    I have one & i use it with a one space SounTech PS-802 preamp. I love it. Just like Dan said, you can get a nice clean sound, tune the "Drive"know & have a nice overdriven sound. I haven't used my SVT II PRO since I got this!!!!

    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=562519">
  6. seamus


    Feb 8, 2001
    Just that I haven't had mine that long, and can't vouch for reliability at this point.

    In retrospect, I probably should have just said that! :p
  7. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    Most versatile pre for the price. More control than many more expensive preamps too.
  8. ebozzz

    ebozzz Supporting Member

    May 17, 2001
    Hey John,

    I don't know that I would say it's the most versatile preamp for the price. It would certainly be one of them though. The Peavey Max would also have to be on that list in my opinion and it's a couple of hundred dollars less than the SVP-Pro. ;)
  9. BigBohn


    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    Its a good preamp. I've played thru it while I was in the shopping stage for the preamp I was going to buy. Good quality stuff, but I'm glad I played an Eden Navigator before buying it because it just totally blew away the notion I had that the SVP was THE thing I needed.

    Go check out Eden. If you don't like it, then atleast you'll know that you checked out one of the greatest, most versatile, and popular pieces of equipment on this planet, before buying the preamp you want.

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