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1972 Ampeg SVT Bass Tube Amplifier Head w/ Matching 8x10" Speaker Cabinet #38206

Availability: In stock




BRAND: Ampeg

MODEL: SVT Amplifier Head and Speaker Cabinet

FUNCTION: Bass Amplifier Head and Speaker Cabinet

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This listing is for a 1972 Ampeg SVT Bass Tube Amplifier Head w/ Matching 8x10" Speaker Cabinet.


  • Head Serial #112113
  • Head Finish/Color: "Blue Line" - Black/Silver Grill Cloth w/ Blue Graphics, Black Chassis and Inside of Head 
  • Head Weight: 85 lbs 
  • Watts: 300w 
  • Tube Config (All Vintage Tubes except JJ, GT, and SED): 
    • Preamp: 3 x JJ ECC832/12DW7, 1 x Groove Tubes 12AX7-GT, 1 x GE 6C4
    • Power Amp: 1 x International Servicemaster 12DW7/7247, 2 x Tung-Sol/Magnavox 12BH7, 6 x SED Svetlana -C- (Winged C) 6550C
  • Cabinet Finish/Color: Black/Silver Grill Cloth 
  • Cabinet Weight: 165 lbs
  • 3-handles
  • Painted black baffle
  • Speakers: 8 x 10" CTS 30w 32 Ohm Speakers, 240w @ 4 Ohms Total Cabinet Power

ACCESSORIES INCLUDED: This item comes as seen in photos, and does not include any accessories. The removable dolly which was originally sold along with the cabinet is no longer present or included with the set. 

PHYSICAL CONDITION: Good - The head and cabinet are both structurally solid. Both units have some hard-to-remove dirt/dust throughout. The head's control panel shows wear and surface marks as well. The head has a few spots with holes in the black vinyl covering, while the cabinet has more significant tears and spots where the vinyl is peeling. The grill cloth on both shows some wear and a couple of tiny holes. Everything on both units appears original other than the speaker connection between the head and cab. A 1/4" output jack has replaced the head's speaker cable and the input on the cab was switched to 1/4" jack as well. All speakers are in good shape other than the right-side speaker on the top row which has a loose dust cap. Overall, the set is in good physical condition. 

WORKING CONDITION: Very Good - Both units work and have the classic SVT sound. When dialed in, the head sounds incredible - clarity and brightness at lower volumes, huge-girthy-monstrous bass tones at moderate to higher volumes.   Since the head's output is 300w and the 8 x 30w CTS speakers max out at 240w, the speakers distort when the head is set to higher volumes. The speakers also show some flubbing and extremely occasional static on low notes at higher volumes. Some of this is may not be due to the cab being overpowered but the age/condition of the speakers, especially the loose dust cap on the one speaker. At moderate and lower levels, the cab sounds great and holds up to whatever the cab throws. Together, the set is in very good working condition. 

TOTAL WEIGHT: 250 lbs.

  • Head Weight: 85 lbs
  • Cabinet Weight: 165 lbs

TOTAL DIMENSIONS:  58" x 16" x 26"

  • Head Dimensions: 24" x 11.5" x 14"
  • Cabinet Dimensions: 46.5" x 16" x 26"

SHIPPING: This item is too large, too heavy, or too delicate to ship by standard shipping services and must be shipped by FREIGHT. Please message us with your postal code and we'll get back to you with the best pricing and delivery options that we can find. If there is a price listed above for shipping, it is an estimate only and the actual shipping costs might actually be more or less, depending on service options and your location.

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