Ampeg Heritage 50th Anniversary SVT Bass Amp Head


The Ampeg® SVT® is more than just a bass amp—it sparked a revolution. When it debuted in 1969, deafening walls of full-stack guitar amps were eating bass players alive. Knowing that big bass volume required big power, Ampeg designed the most sophisticated amp of its day: the 300-watt SVT. Finally, balance returned to the stage and with it a generation of iconic bass-forward music was born. That singular Ampeg spirt of innovation and ingenuity is alive and well in the Ampeg HeritageTM 50th Anniversary SVT bass amp. Designed to honor the unrivaled SVT legacy, the Heritage 50th Anniversary SVT distills the legendary amp’s most celebrated circuits into a single stage-ready head with a host of must-have modern technology and elegant vintage aesthetics. It truly is the SVT for the 21st century.

  • The 1969 “Blue Line” and mid-1970s Magnavox-era circuits in one amp
  • Handmade in the U.S.A. from durable top-shelf components
  • Detailed, period-correct graphics and fonts
  • Modern features include a newly enhanced XLR DI output, user biasing, speakOn® outputs, and spring-loaded side handles
  • Specially sourced and matched Ampeg Super ValveTM 6550 tubes
  • Not a reissue—the ultimate SVT for today


From well-informed amateurs to elite professionals, no amp enjoys as passionate a fan base as the Ampeg SVT. For this new SVT, Ampeg surveyed its loyal customers to ensure that the design met and surpassed what’s on their wish lists. While each generation of the SVT has its faithful, Ampeg designed the Heritage 50th Anniversary SVT to satisfy even the most discerning SVT aficionados. It’s the SVT everyone has been asking for.


  • Preamp Tubes: 5 x 12AX7
  • Driver Tubes: 1 x 12AX7, 2 x 12AU7
  • Power Amp Tubes: Ampeg Super Valve (6 x 6550)
  • Output Power Rating: 300W RMS minimum continuous @ <5% THD into @ 2 or 4
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: (20 Hz – 20 kHz) 75 75 dB (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
  • Maximum Gain: 78 dB @ 1 kHz –3 dB @ 20 Hz & 15 kHz
  • Tone Controls
  • Channel One: Voiced after original 1969 "Blue Line" SVT (jumpable)
  • Channel Two: Voiced after mid 70's Magnavox era SVT (jumpable)
  • Bass: +12/-12 dB @ 40 Hz
  • Midrange: +10/-20 dB @ 220 Hz, 450 Hz, 800 Hz, 1.6 kHz, or 3 kHz
  • Treble: +15/–20 dB @ 4 kHz
  • Ultra Lo: +2 dB @ 40 Hz, -10 dB @ 500 Hz
  • Ultra Hi: +9 dB @ 8 kHz


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Collections: Bass Amplifiers

Category: Ampeg, Bass Amplifier

Type: Bass Amplifier