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Old 12-11-2012, 11:29 PM
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If it's in his house, how much output does he need? And it sure must be a drag not to be able to get enough output from 50w. I can usually get enough with half that, which means I can use B-15's onstage

Yeah...I've had amps from 500 watts down in there, and for practice, it just crazy. Just want something small with great tone host cod get a little dirty at low volume.
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you could get an old movie projector amp and be creative...



this one is 20 watts and the amp was originally inside a 1x12 box.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:58 PM
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If it's in his house, how much output does he need? And it sure must be a drag not to be able to get enough output from 50w. I can usually get enough with half that, which means I can use B-15's onstage

Bully for you. My 17 piece big band makes a lot of noise when it gets wound up.

OP was asking how much he could get out of it on another thread. I gave him the directions to that discussion here. Presumably he wants to gig it at some stage.
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:51 AM
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If it's in his house, how much output does he need? And it sure must be a drag not to be able to get enough output from 50w. I can usually get enough with half that, which means I can use B-15's onstage
No doubt; this B15N gets me all the thump I could ever need for home use;



It will rattle windows just fine; in fact my wife has no problem with hearing it in other rooms, even other floors of our house.

I like more juice for gigging though, I wouldn't hesitate to use the little Ampeg live but would need FOH and probably monitor support; particularly outdoors.

IMO a B15 is probably the perfect "at home" bass amp. They are small but heavy (they almost feel like the cab is full of water) and are so compact and low to the ground that it's difficult to get leverage requiring "bend over" dead lifting to move from place to place, so fixed location "at home" duty is perfect. Just roll her from room to room as needed.
More importantly, they sound like butter.
And, as another very important attribute they hold value.
Very few big ticket items depreciate as rapidly as brand new mass produced MI gear, and while the initial acquisition cost of new, dipped PCB, third world manufactured items is stupidly cheap they are virtually worthless in a few years or if something fries.
Step up to a vintage B15 for your in home amp and not only does it sound phenomenal you can always get your money out; if you are "shrewd" when you acquire it or hold onto it long enough, you will likely even realize a profit at sale time.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:56 AM
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I say congrats on the LB. I had one for a while, and they are super cool little amps. Perfect for home use, and band practice. I even gigged with mine a few times. Used it with a 2x15 set up, and it did ok with the band. FOH, monitors, a good cab, and volume of the band will really determine if it can be a gigging amp... but sounds like that's not that much of a concern right now. Very fun amp.

I think the LB has a lot in common with the B15, and if Ashdown has never said it, I don't see how the LB is not a direct nod to the B15.

Here is a faces concert with Ronnie Lane using the same amp edbass just posted above. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xHBjeiqzkQ --- sounds pretty good to me.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:58 AM
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Thanks very much for the input! Yeah...thinking I couldn't go wrong with the 15... haven't had a 15 for about 15 years! Maybe it's time!
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for my household purposes i've been using the pignose hog 30 and a boutique pedal with a tubey od setting or my mesa d180 real low, but i must admit you guys are sure making the b15 sound sweet
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:59 AM
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+1 for the B-15 being good for at home rolling around. I can't complain about the weight though. My main head weighs more!

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There are plenty of low watt guitar heads these days. I would just plug a bass preamp into the FX return of one. I never really like the way guitar heads are voiced for bass.
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I have to agree with all the comments on the B15. Mine makes a nice little practice amp!!
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That Ampro Stack is very cool.
It looks like a bass stack from the 1930s... if one were to exist then!
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:21 PM
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+1 for the B-15 being good for at home rolling around. I can't complain about the weight though. My main head weighs more!
It's not that it's all that heavy, it's the combination of its weight and the closeness of that mass to the floor.
My gig rigs are much heavier but tall enough to leverage around; no "deep knee bends" and/or lower back stress required for cartage...
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:14 AM
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If it's in his house, how much output does he need? And it sure must be a drag not to be able to get enough output from 50w. I can usually get enough with half that, which means I can use B-15's onstage
I'm with you. I use a german made Echolette BS40, 40 watts out of 2 EL34 (basically a Marshall clone). Paired with the right cabs, it's loud enough to fill the stage with the sweetest sound. My experience is: if 40 W don't suffice, 400 W won't help either.

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Here is my under 50 watt rig.

67 Sunn Solarus, 2xEL34, 40 watts.
Ampeg SVT15e cab.

Thats the Wife's 400RB on top.
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67 Sunn Solarus, 2xEL34, 40 watts.
Ampeg SVT15e cab.
That Sunn's a big box for 40 watts! But sweet.
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It has big transformers for 40 watts too. That's why it's so damn loud. Ultra-linear output transformer.
It also has a full size reverb tank mounted upside down at the top of the head case.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:23 AM
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Wow! Nice! Already have one though, and love it! 15 watter is my next one!

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