This is really cool. You are looking at a Vintage 1980's Ampeg SVT 300 Watt Classic All Tube Bass Head. Pro Level Amp. The SVT remains an unmistakable part of touring rigs and backlines for generations of Pro Level musicians. This is the "Real Deal" Not a Reissue this is the one.
1969 was a year giants rocked the earth, and they wanted big amps. By that point in history, rock music was the baddest man in the whole damn town. Stadiums and outdoor festivals was where the action was—Madison Square Garden for chrissakes.
Ampeg needed to compete. The team of amp designer Bill Hughes and Roger Cox—with input from Bob Rufkahr and Dan Armstrong—set about to create what Cox referred to as "the biggest, nastiest bass amplifier the world had ever seen." Using the same sort of madness that drove Dr. Frankenstein, the team came up with a 300-watt all-tube phantasmagoria they called the Super Vacuum Tube—or SVT, to save on vowels. To fully grasp the monstrosity of their creation, the SVT's 300-watt output stomped the deafening 200-watt Marshall Major by a full 100-watts!
In The World Of 300-Watt Amps, Perspective Is Hard To Come By
Since then, the SVT has become the bass amp that all rock bassists dream of, whether they're famous or completely unknown.
This Amp is a Tank. It is Big and Heavy. But if you are after that Stadium or Arena Sound, this is the right choice. Sounds AWESOME!
It really will peel paint off of the walls!
Our Amp Tech serviced this amp. Gig Ready on Arrival!
Cosmetics: Excellent Condition. There are some scuffs, scratches and minor tears in the tolex. Instrument control bezel has some light scratches. Grill cloth in great shape. Dripping with "Mojo". It is used. Not perfect. Overall, a really nice amp. Look at the pictures closely. They will tell the story.