Ampeg SVT-450H
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Ampeg SVT-450H

SVT-450H, Bass Guitar Amp Head from Ampeg in the Classic series.

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chicomoreno 02/14/2010

Ampeg SVT-450H : chicomoreno's user review

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Value For Money : Excellent
Power (4 Ohms): 450 Watts
Power (8 Ohms): 275 Watts
Preamp: Solid-State mosfet
Power Amp: Solid-State mosfet
Tone Controls: 3 bands (bass, mid, treble)
Mid control: Ultra mid
Gain and volume controls
Optocoupler limiter
EQ with on/off switch
-15dB pad for the instrument input
9-band graphic equalizer (40hz-9khz)
XLR line output with -20dB pad
Effects loop.
Preamp Out/Power Amp In
Speakon and jack output
44lbs

Very, very comprehensive!

USE

It's from the svt series and it's the only solid-state amp head in the entire series. It's very sturdy thanks to its wooden cab, like the svt CL. There's an opening on the rear where you can fit cables, effects... it has two big handles for transportation.
It's easy to dial in. You can choose if you want to use the EQ or not. It sounds fine straight away. If you fiddle with the EQ you can get super well-defined and varied sounds. The lows are very present, just like the mids and the highs. Nothing has been neglected. It has the Ampeg sound!


SOUND

I play mainly punk rock , metal .... Ampeg is the way to go if you want a big, fat sound.

OVERALL OPINION

I've had it for a year and bought it for 620 euros. Good value for money, I'm very happy with it!