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URGENT ADVICE NEEDED: Ampeg VS. Orange

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


  1. StudioLogos

    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

    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

    maevinj

    Feb 10, 2008
    ALB!
    Orange
     
  4. Geddy Claypool

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

    Aug 3, 2008
    Maryland
    Orange!!!

    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

    RickenBoogie

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

    StudioLogos

    Mar 26, 2009
    San Diego
    :bassist:
     
  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

    mrkreuzschlitz

    Jun 30, 2008
    Dacula, GA
    Orange.

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

    zagnut

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

    [​IMG]
     
  13. renejaime

    renejaime

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

    Pedulla?

    Nov 18, 2008
    St. Louis, MO
    +1
     
  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

    iplaybasstexas

    Apr 5, 2008
    DFW
    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

    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
    Montreal
    Orange
     
  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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