Ampeg SVT-VR
Ampeg SVT-VR

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

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Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 6 reviews )
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kal72's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Ampeg SVT-VR, or nothing!"

Ampeg SVT-VR
300 watt all-tube, 2 channels, corrections minimalist but that's why we love it!
A vintage look perfect for fans of the 70's like me, but for others, so it imposes on stage ...


Easy to use, remember that this is for bassists ... but even a donkey would get a killer sound with it!


Sound? Well, it's a box Rock, a beast of war, a grinder eardrums ...
For Classic Rock 70's or Hard Rock 70's, used with my details (62 & 57) or my Thunderbird and coupled to a SVT810AV + a SVT215E, it moves badly, it moves as much air and it vibrates the slip, I the guaranteed! The sound is clean, clear and accurate whatever the volume, media-rich rocks, hoarse and raspy so characteristic of the old Ampeg SVT, but also knows how to fatty wish when you ask him ... with my Bass Big Muff, c is pure bliss! Sometimes, I put a SVT412HE to replace one of the two previous speakers, and it is always enjoyable ... suddenly, as I'm a guy too, I've bought a second ... I do not miss more than a second 4x12!


I use them now for a little over 2 years without any problems ... I've owned a few years ago SVTIII heads (not pro!) V4B an old, an old V6B one of the first SVT Classic in 1994, I kept 15 years, I missed when I sold it, but I do not regret any more since I switched to the VR ...
Quality / price ratio? Justified, I think. A choice I would do without hesitation, if it again ...

Gib*51's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" WHAT ELSE?"

Ampeg SVT-VR
All lamps.
300 W.
Minimum and this is perfect.


We can no longer simple.
With any régalge was SOUND.


Rock, heavy and round.
All the sounds I want.
Jazz Bass 18 v U.S. luxury.
Compressor point / bar.
Sounds like everything I like + but big sound.


+ A bit of one year.
Yes qq one but I quickly understood.
Weight 40 kg but you must know what you want!
It is expensive, it is AMPEG, what do you do?

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ampeg SVT-VR




The only problem with this amp is that when we played it once, it was no longer enjoy anything! This is THE sound I like in a bass amp.
Any Fender plugged it becomes a weapon of war.

The crunch of the second channel is simply amazing!


I have the opportunity and the chance to play on the local requisitioned, and each time it's a treat to play or hear.
Before him stood in the room her little sister "SVT Classic." Okay but far below the SVT VR.
I now have a headache when I plug my bass in my ID at home.
tony poppins09/27/2009

tony poppins's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ampeg SVT-VR
everything has already been said
it's just to share my joy.

this is the best head!
nothing wrong
mesa400 better than, better than the other SVT, trace elliot better than, better than markbass better than orange and that I could test before passing it.

coupled with the 8x10 it has its best record, was tried with the other speakers of the mark (1x15, 4x10, 2x12, 2x10)
I'd like to see what it gives with one 6x10 for the place ......
ust a fault with the connections to play at low volume while spitting gain a small box ... need to do more or acheter.mais jsute is to quibble!
transportation is a hell, but what a reward when you use it!

remsouille's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ampeg SVT-VR
-300W Tube Amp (6 * 6550 for power, and a garland of 12AX7 and 12AU7 in preamp ... I plan to use it to decorate my living room at Christmas ...)
Du-Speakon, jack, an effects loop, a balanced output with volume control, in short, every hole imaginable!
-2 Independent preamps, each with two inputs: normal and bright (bright is the most active office entrance).
Amp plug'n play: Master, bass, mid, treble, two three switches very useful.

A marvel of simplicity: you plug it sounds, regardless of the settings.


It can not be simpler! The settings seem so it sounds almost useless in any position. And at the same time they are very thin and can really awesome sound.
Unlike ampeg modern medium frequency selector switch has three positions, which, in my humble opinion, is much more comfortable, at least we do not take their heads trying to figure out the difference between a position and a another.
The ultra-lo, works great, it's quite handy in certain situations. (For songs like Billie Jean, for example. The attack is very matte, almost no means the strings.) The ultra-hi is too " hi "for my taste ...
The manual is interesting when you're not familiar with the amps all lamps, otherwise it is useless. Even a drummer would be able to find good sound ...


J'officie in a rock band severely burn, and no discussion is possible: this amp is a war machine. Before I played on a preamp ampeg amplified by an amplifier 800w crown. I already had a killer sound, but there it crosses the line .....
Coupled with my svt 410 HLF cabinet, I have a dynamic response, warmth and unparalleled accuracy, and God knows I tried trucks amp.

The sound is just incredible this round, with equal intensity over the whole spectrum. I use it with a 68 jazz bass, bass and two home made a 5 string active (Bartolini) and a 4 string equipped Seymour Duncan antiquity. My signal goes through a SansAmp Retail Banking and a big muff ... a real butcher ...


I use it for two weeks. I compared with a svt classic, the sixth is just better .... more precise, more friendly ... what ...
I tried amps galore, no one sounds like the ...

That is something I do not care, but damn what it's heavy .....

EDIT: I changed the 12AX7 preamp by the General Electrics of 1958 (those fitted to the SVT at the time of the greatness of Rome ....)

Oh Mom ..... I had told anyone: I played again in a note and everyone turned to me what is this kind wouaaaahhhh sound ouf ?!?!?!
It sounds three times better than before!! And no I'm exaggerating a bit ...
V old man on the hill01/22/2009

V old man on the hill's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ampeg SVT-VR
Like Remsouille!


Like Remsouille!


I play (brit pop), (yuck the term) to an accuracy of 66 with no effects just good cables and a Boss TU2!
I'm a fan of control bias by leds!
The sound is impeccable and unforgettable.
The choice between Vr and the venerable SVT SVT cl me was easy!
The Vr is just above the extremely Cl which has fewer pro warm months than its big sister.
The CI does not post on its output EQ DI, have a head of the award depend on the preamp to the console seems too risky, I want my sound in my back and in the face!
And what a sound! the lamp and the great, the nobility, the great art!
Cl did not powered on another planet as Vr did, compared to the SVT III pro series which I also have a copy now become a replacement unit for the event is a great misfortune happens.


Two years of happiness!
The SVT Vr is, alas, the additional cost largely compared to the Cl
The look with the 810 BC is paradigmatic.
This combination makes it the best bass amp on the planet nine!
Metallica Neil Young! The sound palette is infinite.
Ok it's very expensive to carry and etlourd boxes backline has only very few models (often booked one month in advance) but the rewards are worth the effort.
This amp has enhanced and ennobled my vision of sound and the role of a bassist.