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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by StudioLogos, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. StudioLogos


    Mar 26, 2009
    San Diego
    Hi, I need urgent advice on what amp to get....:confused:

    I can get either an "Ampeg SVT 4 PRO (Used)" or an "Orange AD-200 ($200 dollars more/Used), and its a very hard decision to make. It has to be tomorrow. I play Rock-Pop/Indie with a Fender Jazz Bass. Any advice here?
  2. kirkm24


    Jan 1, 2007
    Columbus, Ohio
    If the Ampeg is MIA it might be a good deal. Be cautioned though that the wattage on those SVT 4 heads is overstated somewhat. It supposed to be 1,000 watts bridged or something like that but my LMII head buried it in a side by side A/B at 500 watts through the same cabinet.
  3. maevinj


    Feb 10, 2008
  4. Geddy Claypool

    Geddy Claypool SX J-75/Traben Neo 4 -> SVT-CL/SVT-810E

    Aug 3, 2008

    SVT hybrids are good amps and everything, but they don't stand up to anything all-tube IMO, especially not something as nice as an Orange.
  5. I vote Orange because it's tube, somewhat obscure & I have a bad taste in my mouth from an SVT-3pro years ago.
  6. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Hmm, hybrid, or all tube. Which would you prefer?
  7. StudioLogos


    Mar 26, 2009
    San Diego
  8. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
    I vote the orange, because I like tube amps, but the orange is on the lower end of my list.
  9. Rrusse18

    Rrusse18 Supporting Member

    Oct 12, 2008
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Orange hands down
  10. ORANGE!! not even close
  11. mrkreuzschlitz


    Jun 30, 2008
    Dacula, GA

    Trade it for an SVT-CL if its not your flavor.
  12. zagnut


    Jan 4, 2009
    Back in Detroit
    Hybrid vs all tube? Do you really have to ask?

  13. renejaime


    May 25, 2005
    +1 for the orange and if you don't dig it definitely has more trade value
  14. Pedulla?


    Nov 18, 2008
    St. Louis, MO
  15. Myth_103

    Myth_103 Supporting Member

    I agree with the overwhelming odds. There is no comparison. Orange.
  16. Orange ya glad I didn't say Ampeg ( Apple )
  17. iplaybasstexas


    Apr 5, 2008
    if you can get that Orange all tube for anything near the price of a used Ampeg SVT4PRO, then that is the best deal you will ever get.

    get that orange and juice it! (lame pun...i know ;) )
  18. Acquistapace


    Feb 28, 2009
    If you don't want the Orange, I'll buy it. Promise.
  19. lomo

    lomo passionate hack Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2006
  20. Jim C

    Jim C Is that what you meant to play or is this jazz? Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    Is 200 watts enough for your application?

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