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Hands on - SV20 v Origin 20 Head.

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Mad Kiwi, Mar 4, 2021.

  1. Mad Kiwi

    Mad Kiwi Friend of Leo's

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    I did a brief test of the SV20 Head and Origin 20 head this morning, I plan on comparing more over the weekend.

    Note - this is with the SV jumpered and input into the Top left (high gain, bright?) side as is considered "normal" in a '70s / Rock / Led Zep context on 5-watt mode and the O20 in middle (3 watt?) mode


    At this stage, I think the Origin 20 is 90% (possibly more) of the way towards the SV in terms of similarity of tone.

    I consider the Origin 20 a bright amp but surprisingly the SV is slightly brighter at lower gain but less bright/warmer at a higher gain (is that the bright cap working?).

    The SV is definitely louder and less manageable than the O20 which is VERY flexible with its 3-way attenuation switch.

    I also plan to test the O20 direct out into my Helix with Cab/IR's only. If this works well it is a REAL advantage of the O20 in that it can do this without a speaker load or sound.

    The SV has a slightly more direct/ I am part of you, connection with the Amp, which is VERY unforgiving but enjoyable (very much like a Tele is revealing of your playing).

    I suspect that if I had both to compare pre-purchase and bearing the near double price in mind, I would have stayed with the O20.

    However, knowing you have a "Plexi" and the direct-to-hands feel is pretty compelling.

    I will post thoughts further if anyone is interested? (I'm hoping for a get-together jam with our drummer tomorrow night, and will take both).
     
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  2. markal

    markal Tele-Holic

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    Post more. I’ve been thinking about an Origin 20 combo on and off. I dont’ t think I’d splurge for the SV20 but definitely interested in the comparison.
     
  3. graybeard65

    graybeard65 Tele-Meister

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    I’m certainly interested in hearing more. I have an SV20C ordered, in my quest for tres hombres tones
     
  4. JamesAM

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    Subscribed- really interested in hearing more, especially about the sv20.
     
  5. Shango66

    Shango66 Friend of Leo's

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    I shelled out for the SV20.
    Glad I did.
     
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