Ampeg Heritage SVT-CL 300-Watt Tube Bass Head

300-watt All-tube Bass Amp Head with 1/4" and Speakon Outputs
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Limited-edition Rendition of the World's Most Famous Bass Amp!

There's no denying the impact Ampeg's SVT has had on bass tone. The unmistakable roar of the classic all-tube beast coupled with the air-moving power of the legendary 8 x 10" cabinet has defined what we want and expect from serious bass rigs. Ampeg celebrates the lineage of the world's most famous bass amp with the Ampeg Heritage SVT-CL. Crafted using premium components and construction techniques, the Heritage SVT-CL is top-notch from top to bottom.

Tubes are important when it comes to how an amp sounds and responds, and the Ampeg Heritage SVT-CL is loaded with premium tubes. The preamp and driver sections are driven by matched JJ 12AX7s and 12AU7s, along with Winged C power tubes. This potent combination serves as the heart and soul of the Ampeg Heritage SVT-CL. All of this power and beauty is wrapped up in a soft Tolex covering and decked out with a blackline faceplate. Needless to say, Ampeg fanatics are already lining up for the Heritage SVT-CL!

Ampeg Heritage SVT-CL 300-watt Bass Head Features at a Glance:
  • 300 watts at 2 or 4 ohms
  • Premium, matched tubes
  • 2 x JJ 12AX7 preamp tubes
  • 1 x JJ 12AX7 and 2 x JJ 12AU7 drivers
  • Winged C 6 x 6550 power tubes
  • 5-position midrange selector
  • Neutrik speakON and 1/4" connections
  • Transformer balanced line-out
  • Premium Heritage black sparkle grille cloth, soft Tolex, and trim
  • Heritage blackline faceplate
  • Perfect match for Heritage SVT-810E or Heritage SVT-410HLF
The world's most famous bass amp gets a classy makeover with Ampeg's Heritage SVT-CL!

Additional Media

Bass Guitar Amp Buying Guide
Heritage SVT-CL 300-Watt Tube Bass Head User Manual

Tech Specs

Type Tube
Number of Channels 1
Total Power 300W
EQ 3-band (5-position Midrange)
Preamp Tubes 2 x 12AX7
Power Tubes 6 x 6550
Inputs 2 x Instrument
Outputs 1 x speakON, 2 x 1/4" (Speaker), 1 x XLR, 1 x Slave
Height 11.5"
Width 24"
Depth 13"
Weight 80 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number HSVTCLA

Customer Reviews

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Ampeg Heritage SVT-CL T for Tone!

Met all my expectations. The bass tone from this amp is in my opinion untouched by any amp I've used in 35 years. Yes, it is heavy as hell but so worth it. Pairing it with my new Heritage matching 8x10 cabinet I am able to handle any situation.Currently playing mostly R&B, Funk and Motown Classics.When everyone in my 12 piece band comments on the warm tone and how this combination fills the space like nothing else, I know I made the right decision. Expensive but worth saving for.

Ampeg tube tone is still the best

There's been a lot written about SVTs over the years so if you're reading reviews you already know why you want one--tone! Several years ago I bought a new Heritage SVT-CL from Sweetwater after many years of using a standard USA made SVT-CL classic. The Heritage became my new #1 and continues to be my main gigging amp although both get extensive use and tonally they sound virtually the same (the Heritage's better tubes give it a slight edge). Micro amps are getting better all the time and I appreciate the convenience small amps provide but I haven't found one yet sounds as good as my SVTs, so they keep getting the gigs. If you've never had an SVT I would recommend getting one (any of them, they all sound good) and be forever happy with your tone. The V4B is another great option for Ampeg tube tone if you don't need 300 watts, they are 100 watts and about half the weight of an SVT and work great with any SVT cabinet.
Music background: Rock bassist over 30 years

Ampeg Heritage SVT-CL 300-Watt Tube Bass Head

I had a ampeg years ago, used others over the last 25 years, then was able, thanks to sweetwaters deals, to get another, I was blown away and reminded on what I did without for years, I say take a few weeks to get throught all the tones that this amp offers, and you will see that theres no other amp like it, I use ampegs 8x10 with it , Im here to say you will never go back, bullet proof, top knoch!!
Music background: 30 years bass, drums, home recording studio

Ampeg Heritage SVT-CL

The last time I owned an Ampeg was in the mid-70's. I had a used V4-B and an SVT 8 X 10 Cabinet. It was a great amp and I should have never sold it. I just purchased the Ampeg Heritage SVT-CL and Heritage 8 X 10 cabinet. Since the mid-70's I have owned various different amps in all shapes and sizes. I now know why you see an SVT in almost every concert, etc. This rig has amazing tone plus more power than I will ever need ( but nice to have, just in case). I don't have (or had) another amp than can come close to the tone it gets. Solid State or Digital just don't compare if you are looking for "The Sound." Save your bucks, it is worth the price.
Music background: Semi-pro musician

Cream of the Crop

It really doesn't get any better than this. I purchased the Heritage SVT-CL along with the Heritage 810E cabinet and there really are no words to describe it--but I'll try. First off, the tone is simply amazing. I haven't been able to make this rig sound bad. At low gain, the tubes give a jazz bass a nice warm, thick, but clear tone. It's that perfect mix of body and clarity. You can easily hear the subtle nuances of a lick played in the upper registers and when the player drops to the bottom frets on the low strings, it just hits hard. You can hear an unquestionable difference between when you dig into the strings or just lightly pluck one. Inexpensive basses sound instantly better; quality basses just sound insane. At high gain, you get that perfect grunge sound (think Muse), nicely broken up by the tubes going to work. At the same time, you still get the clarity of the bass's tone. It's really simply something that must be heard in person. Aside from that, at 300 watts, this puppy gets LOUD. I personally fear ever trying to use it in my house as I am certain that even with the volume at 9:00, it will bust the seals on any nearby windows. I am not exaggerating or joking. I'm dead serious that I will not use it paired with the 810E in my house. It's just not worth it. This must be carefully used in a venue that can handle it if you're going to pair it with a full-stack cab and it's probably not a good idea to use it if placed against a wall (unless it's concrete or something), but that would be a tone killer anyway. Just a warning. I've paired it with a Mesa 4x10 (not sure of the exact model) and it was much tamer on the volume side. In recordings, the tone from this amp and it's mated cabinet is perfect. Even with no EQ or compression, sound from it sat well in mixes (of course some tweaking ultimately occurs in any mix... but it was simply uncanny how well it sounded out of the box with no effort). The bottom line: if you have the money for it and you are serious about your bass tone, this head is a winner. If you don't have the money, save your money and wait to buy it when you can afford it rather than buying something below it. This is a quality piece of gear that will last a lifetime if well cared for. It's built like a tank and will serve as a true workhorse for any serious bassist. Plus, there's nothing like showing up to a gig with legit gear (and knowing how to use it). You'll always be taken seriously with such a rig in tow. :)
Music background: Keyboardist (25 years), guitarist (8 years), bassist (7 years), drummer (10 years), project studio engineer (15 years).
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