There is perhaps no amp more mimicked on earth than the Ampeg® SVT®. When it burst on to the scene in the late ’60s, it not only revolutionized the instrument—it forever changed music. Finally, bass players had an amp that could compete with the screaming guitars and thunderous drums that were coming to define rock music. Fast-forward 50 years and not much has changed. There still is no other amp out there that delivers the durability, sonic flexibility, and beautifully textured, harmonically rich sound of the SVT. The SVT-CL is a direct descendant of the early models, but adds a few modern touches—like a balanced output and Neutrik® speakON® jack—that bring it into the 21st century.

  • 300 Watts
  • All-tube design
  • Plug-and-play operation
  • User adjustable Bias circuit
  • Flexible 5-way midrange frequency selector
  • 80 lb (36.3 kg)

All specifications subject to change.

Neutrik and speakON are registered trademarks of Neutrik AG.



While the SVT® is the undisputed king of all-tube bass heads, the legendary V-4B also has its place in the pantheon. Sometimes a 300-watt, 80-pound head is overkill—that’s where the V-4B steps in. It delivers 100 watts of pure tube tone, at half the weight of an SVT. Plus, it has a grind and sonic texture all its own—if you love the rich overdriven sound of power tubes pushed hard, this is the amp for you.

  • 100 Watts
  • All-tube design
  • Vintage ’70s cosmetics
  • Flexible 3-way midrange rocker switch
  • 2, 4, or 8 Ohms
  • 41 lb (18.6 kg)

All specifications subject to change.