New Heritage Series is designed and assembled in the U.S.A. 14-Jan-10
Ampeg has announced a new line of premium heads and cabs that, by popular demand, are designed and assembled in the U.S.A. Here's what they have to say about them...
The all-new Ampeg Heritage SVT-CL, Heritage SVT-810E and Heritage SVT-410HLF represent the pinnacle of classic Ampeg tone, styling and construction. The new series delivers everything bassists love about classic Ampeg gear plus some premium upgrades, including high-end tubes and custom U.S.-made drivers.
"We hear you loud and clear," remarks director of amplification, Pytor Belov. "Dedicated Ampeg customers worldwide have been asking for US-made SVT rigs. We not only brought a classic design back to the states, we also sourced the most exceptional components available."
Ampeg's Heritage Series heads deliver massive, all-tube power using premium JJ tubes for the preamp stage and "Winged C" power tubes. Just like the originals, the Heritage SVT-CL pushes 300 watts of power, which is perfect for the companion cabinets. The Heritage SVT-810E and SVT-410HLF both feature custom U.S.-made EminenceÂ® drivers that meet the exact specifications of the original SVT speakers. The enclosures are built using rugged 15 mm birch plywood and are meticulously assembled within a stone's throw of Ampeg's headquarters in Woodinville, WA.
"U.S. design and assembly means real, hands-on quality control," remarks Belov. "We visit our U.S. facility every single day to ensure consistency and real bassists test drive each unit and sign a custom inspection tag. I'll play some for sure and you might even find the signature of some famous Ampeg endorsers," concludes Belov. Pricing and Availability:
The Ampeg Heritage Series will be available in limited release globally in Q1, 2010. The Heritage SVT-CL will have a U.S. MSRP of $3359.99, the Heritage SVT-810E will have a U.S. MSRP of $1819.99 and the Heritage SVT-410HLF will have a U.S. MSRP of $1259.99