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ampeg B2. any good?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by ledyard, Jul 17, 2013.


  1. ledyard

    ledyard

    Jan 31, 2010
    Upstate NY
    so im after a cabinet and the only thing on CL even close is a right priced ampeg 410hlf. Id never use it live but just rehearsal for the 2nd band im in til I find another right year 810.
    so this guy wants his whole rig gone. basically I would end up gettting a 6spc rack, furman w/lights, and bbe 883(I think?) which I would never use and B2 head. newer one .... for the rack and its contents (not the cab) it would be like $200. id probably just take the B2 home and use it for practice by myself.
    anyways are they any good?

    as a side note my cab alternative locally is a peavey tour series 810 for $500. being a sealed 810 ampeg guy Im kinda scared about the big ports.
     
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps
    I personally don't care for the B2. It was designed mostly to attract bass players who don't traditionally like Ampeg stuff, and I traditionally like Ampeg stuff.
     
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  4. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I have a couple of B2s and a B3 ... I love them ... warm sound and no tubes ...
     
  5. ledyard

    ledyard

    Jan 31, 2010
    Upstate NY
    yeah jimmy I like traditional ampeg too. but I am also in love with my svt7pro. more than I ever thought possible. I really want a svt 8 for the monster head room.
    but I digress..... basically is it worth $200 for the head, flight rack, bbe, and furman? Idk need a new rack for my svt7. I also need a new furman so theres an easy $150-175 right there for those two.
    . that leaves me paying $50 for the B2 and bbe.
     
  6. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps
    Well that's certainly worth it. And I don't mean that I only like the SVT tube amps or anything ;) 7 Pro's a great amp IMHO because it's voiced like you'd expect from an Ampeg head. B2's more of a flat-response type amp designed more for those who love words like "transparent" and "uncolored."
     
  7. ledyard

    ledyard

    Jan 31, 2010
    Upstate NY
    gotcha. yeah the 7 is crisper than an old svt imho. with my old 62 RI p bass and some tweaking i get Geezer's tone from "The Devil You Know" album.

    any insight on this bbe thing? never used one. my gut tells me I would hate it. like I hate what a bbe does to a guitar signal.
     
  8. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps
    Your gut sounds pretty accurate. But someone would want it.
     
  9. ledyard

    ledyard

    Jan 31, 2010
    Upstate NY
    jimmy, whats your take on the 410 hlf? Ihave never used one. it woukd be rehearsals only. every 410 he I have plugged into I have nearly blown. they definitely dont have the guts for full range. supposedkt the hlf is a beast for a small cab from my research.
     
  10. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps
    The 410hlf is a beast with a lot of low end. Personally, I like the higher tuned 410he and 810e than all that massive low end, but if you like low end, that is the cab for you. Or at least one of a handful.
     



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