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SVT 50th Anniversary Edition

When re-imagining the legendary SVT all-tube bass amplifier for a 50th Anniversary model, one thing was clear. This SVT needed to be the best bass head ever, period. Aesthetically, it would retain the look of the original 1969 SVTs, with the old-school gray forehead over the brushed aluminum silver UI and heritage grille cloth, but we went a step further. The first production SVTs made back in 1969 had etched aluminum panels, not just silk-screened artwork. We recreated that level of detail for this special edition; panel art is etched a full millimeter deep and epoxy filled, in Ampeg blue, for quality you can literally feel when you use the amp. Finished off in high-quality Heritage Ampeg vinyl, and with the vintage Ampeg logo embossed in the side handles, the new 50th SVT screams quality.

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