Re: Ampeg HELP!

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Posted by Pat Harrington on September 19, 2000 at 18:13:34:

In Reply to: Ampeg HELP! posted by Cthuga on September 19, 2000 at 16:33:57:

: I want an Ampeg!!
: But I need something with 300/350/400 watts @ 8 ohm (and something that can
: also handle 4 ohm...)

: Anything like this exist?

: thanks grtz
: C_A

>>>>>>Yep....It's called the SVT, and comes in a few different
variations, older, newer, some with graphic e.q's, some
tube, some solid state, rackmountable, etc....My personal
favorites are the old (70's-type) silver/blue faced all
tube non-rackmountable heads. They put out a very conservative
300 watts RMS, and have an impedance selector on the back
so you can run a variety of speaker configurations. These
amps are absolutely legendary..These things pump so hard
they can stop a charging rhino at 50 paces!!!
Be forwarned, however....These heads alone weigh about 95
lbs, and take 14 tubes...The power tubes are (6) 6550
tubes which will run you almost $300 when it comes time
to re-tube, and many of these older heads have been
re-tubed with the crappy Chinese tubes, which are
barely worth the glass they are encased in...
If you find one at a decent price and it needs new
power tubes, re-tube it with the Svetlanas if you can
find them...They're on a par with the Sylvanias and
G.E.'s....I quit humpin' an SVT after back surgery,
I use the EDEN WT-800 which is a hybrid, but man,
sometimes I wish I had my old SVT!!!...

Pat H

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