SVT 7 Pro issues

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by sastac, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. sastac


    Oct 27, 2010
    Hello Talkbass.

    I am having some issues with a SVT 7 Pro amp and a SVT 410HLF cab I bought second hand recently.

    The sound stops completely when the string hits the pickup on the bass, the sound turns of for a couple of seconds. The clipping and (if the compression is on) tresh lights are both responding to when I play on the bass but the sound is "off".

    I've tried multiple basses, changed the speaker/speakon cable (tried with both), used the -15 dB padding and lowered the gain (then raising the Master but the volume of the actual sound is really low, when it reaches a usable level the sound turns of) but the issue seems to persist.

    I would hope someone with more experience in the field could help me. I could get a video up if necessary.
  2. You do know that strings hitting the pickups is a bad thing right? Best way to blow your speakers by far. That said, High power demand shutdowns is a recurrent fault complaint with the 7-Pro and usually leads to a main board replacement. Not cheap out of warranty.
  3. beans-on-toast


    Aug 7, 2008
    That click when the string hits the pickup magnet is sending an impulse into the amp. It is overwhelming the input, even with the -15 dB pad engaged. The amp is protecting itself.

    There are a few things to try. It is possible that your bass needs a setup, neck adjustments, string height, and pickup height. A different type of strings with a different tension might also help.