For one half century, Ampeg's SVT head evolved through several iterations - each one leaving it's distinctive tonal mark on music history.
The original Ampeg SVT "Super Vacuum Tube" 300-watt amplifier head had its professional debut on the Rolling Stones' iconic 1969 U.S. tour, with eight SVT heads across the stage to power all of the guitar and bass instruments.
The Ampeg SVT bass amp set the standard for professional bass amplification with a profound impact on the history of rock and roll for the last 50 years, becoming an icon of tone for the bass guitar on countless recordings and that positively ruled live tours.
Per Dino Monoxelos, Ampeg's Product Marketing Manager - "In making the 50th anniversary model, we evaluated the historic designs and tones of the SVT in order to isolate the best sound we could offer. The choice was so hard to make, we decided to put two distinct Ampeg SVT designs into one product to create the ultimate SVT."
BEST OF THE BEST
The combination of "best of the best" channel selection, classic SVT tone and power, modern USA assembly, and attention-to-detail cosmetics makes the Ampeg 50th Anniversary heritage SVT a bass amp worthy of any stage.
The SVT 50th anniversary model's first channel features the authentic sound of the original 1969 model that launched the series. Channel two is voiced from a hand-selected mid ‘70s SVT model that represented the ideal of the "golden-era" evolution of SVT. Both channels are still complimented with the massive SVT 300-watt tube power section, which is unrivaled to this day.
While delivering authentic vintage sounds, each unit is hand assembled in the USA and utilizes modern quality components and production techniques to ensure dependable operation gig after gig.