SVT 350H, SVT 3-Pro, or another suggestion

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Dan Muller, Nov 21, 2001.

  1. Dan Muller

    Dan Muller Guest

    Sep 28, 2001
    Baltimore, Maryland
    I have a SVT 410HEN and a SVT 115E. Aside from the power amp/preamp rig, what might you suggest? One of the two heads mentioned, of another head?


  2. winston

    winston Supporting Member

    May 2, 2000
    East Bay, CA
    I have an Ampeg B2R-which is the EXACT same amp as the SVT350H, but it's rackmountable, much lighter, and $100 cheaper. I actually prefer the B2R's sound to the SVT-3Pro's that I've played and the fact that the B2R was $400 less made the decision real easy.

    If you like the sound of solid-state Ampegs you can get the B4, which puts 1000 watts bridged into 4 ohms-more than twice the SVT3-Pro's power, for about the same price (~$850). Or you could try the B5, which has dual channels with distortion and an octaver. If I were going to buy a new head in that price range I'd be checking out the Ashdown ABM500 and the Eden WT400.
  3. I recommend trying the V4-b, 100w all tube... it's a very loud amp!