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Ampeg Heritage 50th Anniversary SVT

cardinal

Member
More info:
https://ampeg.com/products/heritage/svt-50thAnniversary/

Curious how it's built. The Heritage CL was essentially the same as the normal one, just with fancier black PCB boards. I wonder if this is essentially the SVT-VR with similar treatment. The rear-panel layout between the Anniversary and the SVT-VR sure looks the same, which to me implies that the power sections have the same boards and board-mounted components.

It says the channels are voiced differently (one for the Blue Line tone; one for the Magnavox tone). I don't know enough about the SVT to know whether that's merely swapping some component values or whether that would require a redesign of the preamp, but those are separate boards from the power amp..

I love my SVT-II, but it's a bit scary looking on the inside. But all SVTs so far are a bit scary looking on the inside, but at least the earlier ones have flying leads and such which would make life somewhat easier if there's a problem.
 
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70' s Tone

Member
More info:
https://ampeg.com/products/heritage/svt-50thAnniversary/

Curious how it's built. The Heritage CL was essentially the same as the normal one, just with fancier black PCB boards. I wonder if this is essentially the SVT-VR with similar treatment. The rear-panel layout between the Anniversary and the SVT-VR sure looks the same, which to me implies that the power sections have the same boards and board-mounted components.

It says the channels are voiced differently (one for the Blue Line tone; one for the Magnavox tone). I don't know enough about the SVT to know whether that's merely swapping some component values or whether that would require a redesign of the preamp, but those are separate boards from the power amp..

I love my SVT-II, but it's a bit scary looking on the inside. But all SVTs so far are a bit scary looking on the inside, but at least the earlier ones have flying leads and such which would make life somewhat easier if there's a problem.
I'm in no hurry to run out and get one, especially at $2,699.99.
I'm very content with my Fenders.
 

cardinal

Member
I wouldn't mind one, but if I'm replacing my SVT-II, I'd probably rather just have an old Magnavox model rather than a recreation with board-mounted components and features I personally wouldn't use.
 

Kdogg

Member
I wouldn't mind one, but if I'm replacing my SVT-II, I'd probably rather just have an old Magnavox model rather than a recreation with board-mounted components and features I personally wouldn't use.
^^This exactly!^^

Unless it’s a faithful reproduction, like the “skunkworks” SVT’s, I’m not interested at that price.
 

MoPho

Pho Shizzle
Supporting Member
It notes a major milestone in the company’s history harkening back to two noted periods. I’d love to own one if they handed me one for free. Otherwise, my Mesa Subway is light and all the amp I could possibly need.

I’m sure they are selling some and probably handing them out to top endorsers.
 

ezra1

Member
I have a two year old Heritage SVT.
It is awesome.
If I didn't have it ,then this would tempt me.
 


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