The AMPEG SVT was the go-to amp for rockers of the 1960’s when they needed something to fill out a big auditorium. This reissue model of the SVT-CL retains all the classic vibes and tones of the original, but now you can actually get your hands on one! Cranking out 300 Watts at 2 or 4 ohms through a total of 11 tubes! This includes a pair of 12AX7s for the preamp, a couple of 12AU7s and a 12AX7 for the drivers, and six 6550s as the power tubes. In case you didn’t catch all that:
That's a total of eleven tubes right there! Tone controls include a 3 band/ 5-position mid selector and ultralow boost and high boost. Some other top-notch features that come with the SVT Classic:
And of course…
- 300W All-Tube Power
The dimensions of this beast are as follows (make sure you’ve got a van to haul it in!):
Dimensions: 24"W x 11-1/2"H x 13"D
Wieght: 80 lbs.
If you want clasic tones, than you need to grab an SVT-CL, no imitation will do!
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