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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by theroan, Aug 4, 2009.
A small amp of your choice with a VT-bass pedal.
If you are not concerned about high sound pressure levels, then certainly the above suggestion will work. If you are looking to reproduce the SVT sound at SVT sound pressure levels, you will be fighting with physics. The three most desirable features of bass cab design... loud, deep, small... You can ONLY HAVE TWO!! Your best bet might be a fEarful-type cab, using some sort of SVT simulator to capture the tone
A certain SVT fanatic here has said many times that a Little Mark II is the closest thing he's found, believe it or not.
+ the VT pedal.
LMII/III + VT bass pedal.
TC Electronic RH450 with a little bit of the built-in TUBETONE and 3 band compressor is the closest I've heard.
I'd say the LMII, and a pedal if you want distortion, is about the best I've heard.
I guess I should specify, amp, not a pedal. Unless of course the pedal is better most amps?
+1, even with my krappy Zoom 506, I can get a decent SVT tone out of my Carvin LSx1503, which was the inspiration behind the fEarful.
You could always get a SVP-Pro
Anyone else like the OD from an Xotic Bass BB for this type of tone?
Just messin' with ya.
Check this thread out: http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=404726
Jimmy also posted samples of the same riff played on an SVT and a VT, fooled more people than got it right...
Good luck in your search!
Good choice; I own one. That said, I've been using my SansAmp rig lately to achieve the SVT vibe. I currently use SansAmp RBI and RPM preamps in parallel, but the RBI works great all by itself.
P.S. The SVP-Pro, RBI, and RPM are all preamps. You'll need to rack them with a power amp for live use.
Just get an SVT CL or the 70's head through a smaller cab like a 410 or 210. SVT sound in a small package right there. The VT bass is most likely the only item out there that gets close to the tone. Otherwise, you need to buy the real thing to get there.
For a clean SVT sound a SVP-CL preamp/power amp of your choice + Acme B2 will do it. I played my son's 70's SVT head through my B2 and my SVP/power amp gets the same sound. I have to qualify this by saying that I was only comparing the amp portion of the SVT equation. Whether the speaker sounds like an SVT cab I couldn't say since I didn't have a SVT cab for comparison. I can say that the combination sounds very good.
If you want the overdriven sound you can get some of it from the preamp but you really need the tube power amp.
SVT in a small package?
How about a Ampeg Micro SVT VR.
With 2x10 cab. (or two 2x10 cabs)
the micro-vt is actually really nice; as long as your'e cool with the spl that rigs that size are gonna put out.
I use a VT pedal through a LMII and some Genz cabs when I want that sound. It gets the job done amazingly well.
How does the Micro do with drums and a band?
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