Ampeg SVX 1 recreates the sounds, operation and feel of the world's most influential line of bass amplifiers and brings it to your desktop. You'll get the legendary sounds of the SVT-CL, the B-15, the 4Pro and BA500, all in a convenient lightweight and easy-to-use package.
When you think Ampeg, you think huge stadium bass tone… the Rolling Stones '69 tour with the wall of SVT Classic Heads and 810 cabinets. The sound of Rock & Roll — early Van Halen through AC/DC to Dave Matthews Band. You think the Motown sounds of James Jamerson and that fabulous "round" bass sound only a B-15 Flip Top can provide — the sounds that DEFINED, and DEFINE, bass.
So really you think "legendary". The sounds of Ampeg amplifiers are the sound of a bass revolution — the voice of generations of musical identity and groove definition that are synonymous with the fabric of our core as musicians. These are the tools we use to express our inner groove. These are our…
Get Legendary Tones. But what's behind a "Legend"?
You hear the term "legendary" and "legendary tone" thrown around a lot these days. Everyone is trying to "capture that legendary tone." But if you think about it, what does it really mean? What's behind "legendary" that makes it so?
If you dig deep, at the core of everything "legendary" you'll find one common thread — innovation. And at the heart of innovation is the challenge of the norm, a spirited approach that focuses thinking on not "what is" but "what if."
Stadium Bass Tones, no Chiropractors
That's exactly what you get with the Ampeg SVX models. 100% pure Ampeg Bass Tone. Take 175lbs of "legendary" earth-shaking back-breaking roadie-killing bass gear and compress it into a mere 3-pound delicate instrument that can equally produce such raw power and emotion and you've got our "what if" thinking, and you've got the Ampeg SVX suite of Bass Amps and Bass effects. Innovative? Absolutely. Legendary? Hmmmm…
The SVT Classic. The B-15 "Flip Top". The SVT-4Pro.
Let's face it - We could say anything here. But fact the fact is, Ampeg chose us, IK Multimedia to create digital models of their most prized gear. Frankly, that should really say it all. However, if you're an Ampeg Fan, let us make you all warm and fuzzy inside. With the SVX package, you get the Ampeg "Greatest Hits" amps — the earth-shattering sound of Rock & Roll bass from the Grandaddy of them all – the SVT. The smooth groove making rolls of the B-15. The scooped "edgy-ness" of the 4Pro. All Tube, all legendary, all Ampeg.
So accurate it even shut down
Actually, this is true. Funny story… during the first phase of testing with the Engineers at Ampeg, one particular software model was being driven so hard that it "shut down." Completely stopped working. Nada, nothing. Oh crap — we thought we were in trouble. But the lead engineer at Ampeg approved the model on the spot. You see, there was a slight design flaw in the actual amplifier being modeled that would cause a power fault shutdown if the amp was driven too hard for too long. The software model was in fact so accurate that it even replicated this design flaw… that's how accurate it is. If you think about it, it's the software engineer's equivalent of the "no yellow M&Ms" rider clause in a performance contract — so it looks like we're playing tonight. But don't worry. We took took the "shutdown" feature out of our models so you can rock all night. Really.
Life Below 250Hz (250Hz Under the Sea)
As Bass players, we live in a different, delightful world. Some would call it the "sub" world… the basement… the underground. We prefer "the Foundation." And Ampeg SVX delivers the foundation in spectacular form. You'll find the bass sound you need here to hold it down… the keep the drummer in check, and to guide the rest of the band through the complex musical journeys as only a true pro bass player can do.
So we're glad you're here. And hear. Welcome to the new worlds of legendary bass tones… Welcome to Ampeg SVX.
The new Ampeg SVX 2 collection brings even more power to the game giving you the opportunity to expand your collection with 6 additional gear models that raise the bar once again in terms of unprecedented sonic authenticity.
When it comes to an iconic brand like Ampeg to put their mark on the software equivalent of their timeless masterpieces, they could not have gone for anything less than the best in the virtual software world and as they pioneered the bass amplification world they choose IK Multimedia, the true pioneers of amps and effects modeling technology for modern players.
Ampeg SVX 2 collection is based on IK’s latest exclusive Dynamic Interaction Modeling™ technology, which uniquely recreates the fine interactions of complete internal circuit stages of the original models, thus reproducing their unmistakable vibe and dynamics down to their finest nuances.
Arena-ready bass powerhouse
The Ampeg SVT-VR is a vintage reissue of an early 1970’s “Blue-Line” SVT head. The preamp stage, power section, and even rocker switches emulate the exact signal path, tone, and vibe of the original rock ’n’ roll workhorse. Authentic from its input jack all the way to its six 6550 output tubes, this is the exact recreation of the 70’s best rock bass amp. Regardless of the genre of music you play, the unmistakable tone of this arena-ready bass monster will give you all the growl you might ever need. It’s no surprise that players like Bootsy Collins, Tony Levin, Chris Squire, Pino Palladino and Bill Laswell, just to name a few, called upon it to deliver their unique sound.
An all-tube legend
The Ampeg V-4B 100W All-Tube Bass Head is a remarkable reissue of the legendary 1971 original, delivering the pure tube vintage sound, attitude and unmistakable grind that earned this classic amp a place in bass history.
The world’s most recorded bass tone
The Heritage B-15N features distinct switchable 1964 and 1966 channels with Ampeg’s flexible Baxandall type bass and treble EQ controls along with selectable cathode bias (1964) or fixed bias (1966) modes providing the ultimate control over response and tone. Built to exacting standards, the Heritage B-15N meticulously recreates the world’s most recorded bass tone.
Some serious meat in “the fridge”
Powerful, tight and focused bass sound. This is the classic Ampeg stack that you see on stages worldwide. It's everything you love about "The Fridge" in a vintage-inspired look that is both powerful and timeless. The SVT-810AV Infinite Baffle™ design has stayed the same since 1969 and delivers that punchy, round sound that defines the iconic Ampeg tone.
His Eminence, the SVT-212-AV
The Ampeg SVT-212AV bass enclosure delivers pure Ampeg tone in a ported cabinet design that bridges the gap between the fast transient response that cuts through mixes and the rich low end you aim for. The SVT-212AV features 2x12” custom Eminence® LF drivers and a 1” compression driver with a 3-way level control in a rugged cab with classic vintage Ampeg styling.
Vintage soul, modern attitude
The perfect companion of the B-15N. It features a 15” 300W Eminence® speaker that delivers pure, full-bodied and vintage-sounding tone, reminiscent of the good old ‘60s and that suits most musical genres both in the studio and on stage.
- Officially licensed by Ampeg®
- 3 new amps (SVT-VR, V-4B, HERITAGE B-15N)
- 3 new matched cabinets (SVT-810 AV, SVT-212 AV, B-15N 115)
- Exact recreations of the originals thanks to IK’s 20 plus years of modeling experience
- Based on our breakthrough Dynamic Interaction Modeling™ technology
- Available à la carte inside the Custom Shop or as a whole collection
- Available as part of the SVX Power Duo Bundle (including AmpliTube 4, SVX and SVX 2)
- Perfect companion for MODO BASS for Mac/PC
- Runs inside any version of AmpliTube 4.3 or later (free or paid version)