This is a great lightweight solution for tone monsters. Everything is incredibly versatile and the midrange band selection is awesome. never had to crank it at a gig; plenty of power.
Pairs well with my Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass.
Ampeg advertises this as their way to get that SVT tone in a small package that's easy on the back. It's not an SVT. If you're hellbent on that tone, go buy an SVT. But the sound this guy gives is still amazing and the weight is a fraction of what the larger amps are.
It's a fantastic amp for a working musician who doesn't want to lug a bunch of gear to a show.
An Ampeg fridge and an SVT head are costly and quite heavy. Thank god they brought out this thing. You still get a lot of the sound of an SVT without blowing all your cash. Sure, the SVT is gonna sound better but this still sounds great and you can really get some nice tones out of this thing.
I picked this up because I was looking for an affordable substitute to an SVT head. For small gigs, rehearsals, and practice, I didn't want to be carrying around a 100lb box around with my 4x10 cabinet. I enjoyed the tone so much, that I often neglect my SVT, partly because I'm lazy, but mostly for convenience.