Classic Bass Flavor In a Contemporary Package - The Ampeg SVT-3 PRO

A true powerhouse in countless bass setups of legends like Metallica and Primus as well as the likes of Bootsy Collins. In 2019 the SVT-3 PRO is still a bass amp in a league of its own. Highly admired for its beefy all-around capabilities, this plugin does an outstanding job of blending the time-honored sound of the original SVT while leaving plenty of options on the table for achieving something tighter and more modern.

Bold Bass in the Digital Age

Another meticulously executed emulation job by the Brainworx team, the SVT-3 PRO Bass Amp plugin is an exacting digital replica of the tube preamp and the solid-state power section. Offering all of the sound sculpting possibilities of the original amp! Brainworx did not hold back when modeling the amp’s hybrid circuit, the graphic EQ and midrange selector, creating an endless amount of possibilities for your bass tones. The SVT-3 PRO plugin builds on the original hardware and easily gives players a tough tube-driven front end with a slightly lighter 450-Watt solid-state power section, providing for an overall well rounded and thick tone.

FX and Pro Recording Chains

To top it all off, the Ampeg SVT-3 PRO FX Rack adds a whole lot more options for tracking the perfect bass sound. In the FX rack, you can use the professional noise gate and a Power Soak along with switchable filter controls. But it’s the SVT-3 PRO’s 27 amazing recording chains that take the plugin to another level, giving you maximum control and options when crafting your sound. These RCs were recorded at Brainworx Germany, through their Neve VXS72 console. They allow you to run your bass through a variety of highly coveted mics, cabinets and carefully chosen outboard gear, effectively offering you mix-ready sound options.

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  • Exacting emulation of the original Ampeg SVT-3 PRO Bass Amp
  • Fully endorsed and approved by Ampeg
  • The classic tone of the SVT combined with an array of modern tone-shaping tools
  • Shape your bass tone with various mid frequencies and a 9-band graphic EQ
  • Tweak your tone with an onboard FX rack that comes with a gate and filters
  • Horn On/Off switch, even for cabs that originally do not have a horn!
  • Use any of the 27 different high-end recording chains that feature a world-class selection of mics, cabinets and outboard gear, recorded through a Neve VXS 72

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Eddie Torres

    Eddie Torres

    International Award Winning Film Composer, Music Producer, Musician

    I’ve used the Ampeg on popular TV cues, I’ve used it on different music production genres. And I am blown away by its versatility and tone.

  • John Mattick

    John Mattick

    Crew 22 Music / Olivia Newton-John, Aretha Franklin, Blake Shelton

    Rodney Lawson, Chris Carpenter and I at Crew 22 Recording in Nashville use the Ampeg SVT-3PRO and the Ampeg B-15 plugins with both real basses and virtual synth. basses to create a genuine live… Read More

  • Andreas Kober

    Andreas Kober

    Musician, Bass player

    I love the punch and vibe of this plugin, it's super versatile! Brainworx definitely captured the tone perfectly.

  • Philipp Wilhelm

    Philipp Wilhelm

    Musician, Bass Player, Producing Student

    Ampeg’s are some of the most reliable and versatile amps on the market. No matter what kind of style or genre you are aiming for, an Ampeg is the perfect starting point!

Customer Reviews

  • THAT bass sound

    by Industrial Strength Disco
    Yet another PA amp sim that convinces me that hardware is virtually redundant. This thing is giving me all the mojo and versatility that I need for my productions. The sound of a perfectly mic'd… Read More
  • My new favourite bass amp

    by spiritvegetable
    Of the three Ampegs, the VR, B15 and the 3PRO, I think I'm beginning to like the latter one the most. At first I loved the VR because I got a massive tone that was immediately satisfying for rock.… Read More
  • SVT-3PRO

    by Rosta Foret
    I know the SVT-3PRO very well from the band from my teammate. The bass on the tests is gaining line from the Peavey Minimax amplifier and once I put this plugin on the track, the recording gets on… Read More
  • Deep Low End

    by history -c
    I like this plugin very much. Usually, I run my bass only through a Aguilar Tone Hammer's DI. The low end is monstrous. It is clean, pronounced, deep and mean. It awakened me with awe inspiring… Read More
  • Bass amp chameleon!

    by Faydit
    Excellent amp, equally excellent plugin!
    A wide variety of top notch bass amp tones, which can offer more than enough nice vintage but also a very modern character - due to the separate… Read More


Supported Plugin Formats
AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, AAX AudioSuite, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 13 down to macOS 10.11
Windows 11 down to Windows 8

Intel, or Apple Silicon

x64-compatible CPU

System Requirements
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM


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Ampeg SVT-3Pro - Changelog

Version 1.5.0 (Aug 15, 2023)
- General: added native Apple Silicon compatibility for AAX
- General: added macOS Ventura support
- General: improved plugin loading time in the DAW
- General: fixed issue causing Logic to crash when closing the plugin UI
- General: improved font drawing behavior

Version 1.4 (Mar 15, 2022)
- General: added native Apple Silicon compatibility for VST3, VST2 and AU
- General: added macOS Monterey support
- General: added Windows 11 and Windows 10 21H1 support
- General: discontinued Windows 7 support
- General: discontinued macOS 10.9 and 10.11 support
- General: fixed metering behavior in block sizes of 2048 samples and higher

Version 1.3 (Mar 22, 2021)
- General: Compatibility with Logic on Apple Silicon devices via the Rosetta-2 layer
- General: Fixed possible artefacts when freezing or bouncing tracks in Pro Tools
- General: Fixed automation highlighting disappearing in Studio One
- General: Improved license dialog visibility in dark mode
- Fixed AAX DSP stereo processing

Version 1.2 (May 27, 2020)
- General: Qualified for use with the Windows 10 May 2020 Update
- General: VST3: Fixed potential hangs in a DAW upon loading
- General: Fixed logical issues in undo / redo behavior
- General: Fixed UI resizing issues in Ableton Live on Windows
- General: Fixed audio processing initialization issues on amp and delay products

Version 1.1 (Nov 06, 2019)
- General: Qualified for use with macOS 10.15 Catalina
- General: Qualified for use with Windows 10 November 2019 Update
- General: Fixed plugin validation in Logic under macOS Catalina
- General: Fixed preset name restore in Logic when reopening a session
- General: Fixed opening authorization dialog triggering automation
- General: Improved instantiation times for plugins
- General: Improved license functionality and branding for subscription
- General: Removed 32-bit support on macOS and Windows

Version 1.0 (Jul 31, 2019)
- Initial Release