Ampeg® SVT-3 PRO Bass Amplifier

Ampeg® SVT-3 PRO Bass Amplifier

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$149.00

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$149.00
4.9/5
(77 reviews)

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A modern take on the classic SVT bass amp.

Lauded for its punch and versatility, the Ampeg SVT-3 PRO plug-in combines the classic tone of the original SVT, with a tighter, updated sound. A workhorse of modern bass rigs for the likes of Metallica and Primus, the SVT-3 PRO amplifier continues to enjoy prestigious “modern classic” status.

Developed by Brainworx, the SVT-3 PRO Bass Amplifier plug-ins expertly emulates the tube preamp, solid-state power section, and flexible tone shaping features, of the original amp — exclusively for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces.

Now You Can:

Track and reamp with a punchy, modern take on the legendary SVT bass amp

Fine-tune your sounds with an onboard FX Rack that contains a noise gate, filter controls, and horn on/off

Sculpt your bass tones with 5 selectable midrange center frequencies and a 9-band graphic EQ

Audition 26 different high-end Recording Chains with a selection of mics, cabinets, and outboard gear

Take A Listen

Take A Listen
Furthering the SVT Legacy

Furthering the SVT Legacy

By giving players the gritty, tube-driven front end and a lighter, more portable 450-watt solid-state power section, the SVT-3 PRO continues the proud, toneful, SVT tradition. Brainworx expertly modeled the amp’s hybrid circuit as well as its 9-band graphic EQ and 5-position midrange selector for a dizzying array of sonic possibilities.

SVT FX Rack

SVT FX Rack

The Ampeg SVT-3 PRO plug-in features tools that greatly add to its versatility when tracking bass. The FX Rack features an onboard noise gate, host-syncable Power Soak, and pre/post switchable EQ filter controls, allowing you to put the finishing touches — before or after mixdown. But it’s the SVT-3 PRO plug-in’s 26 Recording Chain presets that give you the ultimate in flexibility. Captured through Brainworx’s ultra-rare Neve VXS72 console, these presets let you audition your sounds through a variety of vintage mics, cabinets, and outboard gear.

Unison<sup>™</sup> Technology for Apollo Interfaces

Unison Technology for Apollo Interfaces

Harnessing UA’s groundbreaking Unison technology, the Ampeg SVT-3 PRO plug-in gives you the impedance, gain staging, and circuit behaviors that have contributed to making this iconic amp one of the most recorded bass amps in history.

Key Features

Faithful model of Ampeg's Professional Series SVT-3 PRO — a modern take on the classic SVT sound
The classic tone of the SVT tube preamp combined with an array of modern tone-shaping tools
Unison™ technology for the tone, touch, and feel of the classic SVT PRO preamp section
26 Recording Chains with multiple speaker cabinets recorded in a state of the art room with stellar gear
Tone controls including 5 selectable midrange center frequencies and a 9-band graphic EQ
Re-Amp previously recorded DI bass tracks to add warmth and depth

Customer Reviews

Ampeg SVT-3 PRO Bass Amplifier

Overall Rating

4.9/5
(77 reviews)

T. Hosoki

September 15, 2016

5.0 out of 5 starsThe best you can get

Ampeg SVT-3 PRO Bass Amplifier is a POWERHOUSE! There is good reason so many musicians use this in concert. The cost may seem high, but as with anything, YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!.
It has TONS of features and nearly everything can be accessed or bypassed with the push of a button. If you're a serious musician, then this is a must have!

M. Reategui

September 14, 2015

A bass player dream

I own few Ampeg tube amps and preamps, and this plugin makes everything much smoother. As a recording musician this is what you always dreamed about.

m. Keene

September 8, 2015

Killer

I got this and the other SVT. Both are fantastic! The other is a bit more my vibe but not because of a quality difference just a stylistic aesthetic. Over all these are by far my favorite bass amp plugins! Highly recommended!

p. miller

September 6, 2015

Best bass sim amp by far.

I've owned a SVT classic and the 8x10 cab since 1993, so I know what a good bass amp sounds like. When recording at home, I can't used my rig for obvious reasons, so I've always struggled to get the sound I wanted, be it through a sim amp, or my real SamsAmp. When UAD came out with these Ampeg plugins, I first tried the SVT RV, and it sounded great, but the SVT-3 Pro gave me a little more growl, plus the EQ section had more control compared to the RV. There's also a mix knob where I could add in solid-state along with the tube sound, which allowed me to dial in the perfect amount of punch. This plugin, united my kick and bass like never before. There's also no digital harshness. Fantastic job UAD!!!

R. Williamson

September 2, 2015

Finally, a decent bass amp simulation

After trying number s bamboo amp simulators, from IK Multimedia, NI and UA's own Bass Room, this is the first time that I've got the true sound of a bass cabinet. A great range of control and ultimately a 'lifelike' alternative miking/di'ing a bass cab. Furthermore, it works great with Apollo

K. Marrett

August 29, 2015

Ampeg SVT-3 PRO Bass Amplifier Plug-In

One of UAD's best plugin. Better than all the other bass amp simulations so far. This was something I really needed. I don't know what the hardware sounds like, but I like the software. It is warm and sounds anolog. Worth every penny. I will recommend it to anyone.

S. Tanner

August 28, 2015

That is the ultimate rock bass plug-in.

The Ampeg SVT-3 PRO Bass Amplifier Plug-In is the ultimate rock bass amp sound.

Our bass player Georgie Zsigmond (TELL) also has a Ampeg with 8x10" speaker cabinet. After we had recorded the bass with the Waves GTR preamplifier you hear practically no difference between the Original and the Plug-In.

All buttons and settings react as expected like the original.

I also own the Bass Amp Room. But the Ampeg SVT-3 PRO is one star better.

B. Dunn

August 22, 2015

Amazing

So often plugins are touted to be better than they actually are. Not the case with most UA stuff, so I decided to add one more arrow in my Apollo based studio's quiver and get the Ampeg SVT-3 Pro. The main reason for wanting it was that I've been running my bass in direct and then using EQ and compression to shape it because I do not have a bass amp. As soon as I plugged this in I was amazed and Immediately I was in business. I removed all the other plug ins from my channel and engaged the Ampeg. I played with a few knobs to shape the tone and...done. Really, this is a "plug it in and go" unit and it's one of my smartest purchases for 2015. Thanks UA...you nailed this one.

UAD User

August 5, 2015

Really cool bass amplifier!

Unlike guitar amp plugins (Engl, Marshall), this Ampeg is really sounds amazing, big, warm, fat sound! Awesome bass amp!

UAD User

August 5, 2015

Ampeg SVT brings the beef!

I tried this last night, and bought it right away after using it on a mix. Just amazing. It took a few minutes to tame the beast, but once it was dialed in, it was incredible. It can go from "way too much" to "too thin" and in-between. I can't wait to track with it ! I never though it was possible to get monster bass sounds with a plug in from a DI. Very impressive.

UAD User

October 31, 2017

Nice

I think it has a nice sound, and i am glad to have it availible in my studio. Himlalyd

R. Persson

October 26, 2017

Wonderful amp.

Mix the bass is easy with SVT-3 PRO plugin.

J. Strzelczyk

October 18, 2017

Must have!

Simple. My virtual bass (Panda, Orange Bass, Native etc.) sounds delicious with UA Ampeg SVT-3. I don't have to change any values. Build-in presets are close enough to get master and fat sound. I can't hear difference between hardware (I have it!) anymore. It's a perfect tool that you must have! :-)

n. hollo

October 16, 2017

LOVE IT!

crazy sound! tested many ampeg plugins from other developers but this one only have real lows and highs.

S. Glaze

October 13, 2017

Snoop would be proud

SVT-3 Is the Shiznit Kids.

陽. 竹川

September 20, 2017

my best amp

very good amp.I love ampeg,

J. Applefield

September 5, 2017

Of course it's great!!

I have owned an svt3 pro for years and am very accustomed to the sound. This plugin does exactly what it should which is give me a very close tonal match in the studio to my hardware unit. What's not to love???

UAD User

August 25, 2017

Absolutely GOLD

The accuracy of this Plugin is too accurate. A lot of my favorite bass players use and own this head and this is spot on. I would like UAD to bring step recalls on their plugins..... Just like a lot of the hardware. The UAD sound is impeccable and spot on, but sometimes UAD needs to mimic the plugins process and setup more....

M. A

July 17, 2017

FUNK !

Best bass amp with EDEN

j. carmo

July 16, 2017

Great....

I am not a bassist, i´m a producer. But, for my ears, this plugin really shines on bass. I tried many bass amps simulations, and the SVT-3 PRO was my choice to use most of the times. Recommended ...