In this interview from Bassplayer, Jared Followill is asked about his amp setup. He says, "I have my live sound pretty much dialed in, but when we get into the studio and the engineers bring out some sort of new rig, I get totally sucked into it. I basically try to get the crunchy sound I get with my live rig, an Ampeg SVT Classic with two 8x10 cabs."more
"Gotta roll with the Rick again. The 72 SVT and Emperor 8x10 Balances out the Hex rig. Warm fuzzy and gnarls grind without the Harsh. @aaronriese inspired and next will be the Rick O sound pickup split. Thanks brother for your experience and support. @hexcabs really breaking in very well." - Shriner about his setup, in which he also included his Rickenbacker again.more
"For amplifiers, it depends on the room. I usually use Ampeg SVT. If it’s a big space I use heads and four cabinets. If it’s a small space, I usually use two heads anyways and two cabinets. I have the big SVT-215E Folded Horn bass cabinet and the big SVT-810E with 10-inch speakers in it."more
In this rig rundown (5:15) from premier guitar in 2013, Doyle says he has been using svt heads since his buddy suggested it a long time in The misfits, danzig and his solo project because "it has so much bottom in it", "I dont like mid range, I want The bottom and the High end, i wanna feel it" he's definitely not a marshall guy.more
I got it brand new in the box for half price. Was hoping to hold out to get the Heritage series one but this was too good of a deal to pass up. Has yet to disappoint and I doubt it ever will.
I have been playing bass for over 20 years and this is the first tube head I have ever owned. It was well worth the money. It has the great Ampeg tone. Very clear and punchy and you can get some good grit by diming the master volume and controlling the volume with the gain knob. It is not the old school SVT sound but it is definitely a great Ampeg tube tone. It has more power than you will ever need at 300 tube watts. The only negative I have for this head is the 80+ pounds that it weighs lol. More than happy with this head though.