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Amp Head for Vintage Blue B15

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by dmk, May 27, 2010.

  1. dmk

    dmk Supporting Member

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    What standalone amp head (tube or non-tube) could I use with a Vintage Blue B15 cabinet that would approximate the tone of an original Ampeg B15N head? The cabinet would have the 8ohm-300watt Eminence™ Beta-15a driver.

    http://www.vintage-blue.us/home.htm
  2. rodl2005

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    An orig B-15???? Ampeg V4/B/BH , Mesa Walkabout.
  3. JimmyM

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    my choice for new would probably be the micro-av. but i agree with rod...keep a lookout for an orphaned b-15 head. and congratulations on getting a vintage blue. i've got one and it's a work of art!
  4. chiplexic

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    I've read that when Ampeg reissued the B15 a few years back the head was the same as the V4 that was available at the time. Also many people comment that the Walkabout head is a modern day B15 amp.

    I was smiling ear to ear when demoing the new mini SVT. It sounded...well...just like a SVT. I don't know how the head alone would translate with a B15 cab.
  5. JimmyM

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    jerrold tiers said that there were similarities between the b15r and v4bh, but they weren't the same amp.
  6. bassbonez

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    Or you could sell me your cabinet. I have an orphaned B15 Head that I need a cabinet for :)
  7. Ender_rpm

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    Kinda out of left field, but the EBS Classic t90 comes dang close, IME. Has the Baxandall tone circuit, which to me was the clincher. I've been very happy with mine for a little over 1.5 years now. Used to have a 65 B15N, and through a 15" cab, its a very close run. Only down side I've encountered is its designed to overdrive early, so for band playing, it can be a bit quiet. Or just dirtier than you may want.
  8. Bass 45

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    Ampeg PF-350?
  9. Sartori

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    A B-15, obviously.

    Or an Ashdown Little Bastard.
  10. Sliderbass

    Sliderbass Dr. Bass, The best cabinet you'll NEVER own! Supporting Member

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  11. Woodstockz

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    +1.

    I use a PF-350 with my B-15R cabinet. Sounds great.
  12. banikek

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    Look for an old Ampeg B-25 or B-25b head. Very similar circuit to the B-15.

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