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Ampeg BA-108 25 V Orange Crush 25?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Jacnjay, May 9, 2013.


  1. Jacnjay

    Jacnjay

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    I'm looking for a home practise amp & have checked reviews online. Both seem to suit my situation but was wondering if anyone has used them before & has an opinion?
     
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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    Only the BA108. The BA108 is a killer little amp for the money, but honestly, if you can swing it, get the BA110. It only weighs a couple pounds more and gets a good bit louder.
     
  3. Jacnjay

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    Yeah, I must admit I was leaning towards the Ampeg.. Thanks, I'll check out the 110
     
  4. gregmon79

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    How does the BA110 or BA115 compare to the older B50R? I have a B50R and I'm curious if it would be worth me possibly replacing it with a BA115. I think I'd still keep the Rocket but the BA115 looks pretty sweet for a practice amp for home.
     
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  6. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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    I have never heard the B50R, but I have heard the B100R, and if they're anything alike, I'd totally hang onto it.
     
  7. gregmon79

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    Other than wattage of course. I know that the 115 is 100 watts as opposed to the B50R being 50 watts. Im wondering if they sound any different from each other. And I would be able to use the 115 at a gig wouldnt I? Becasue it has an XLR out right?
     
  8. gregmon79

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    Oh, Ill never get rid of my B50R. Just curious to on opinions to "upgrade" to the BA115. Would it be an upgrade so to speak other than wattage?
     
  9. JimmyM

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    Yep, the BA115 has an XLR out. Wish I could tell you how they compare tonally.
     
  10. CnB77

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    I played the B100R once and it sounded good, I wasn't a huge fan of the BA115. Also the wattage difference between those two will be almost negligible
     
  11. gregmon79

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    What about the B50R?? I don't have the 100 and I've heard they are just a bit different. The 100 has more low end or something. Obviously. I'd like to know how the B50R stacks up to the BA115 tonally.
     
  12. Jacnjay

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    I notice the Ampeg BA-108 has an 'Effects Loop' with 'Return', 'Send', and 'Line Out' outputs..... how does this work? I use a Behringer Bass V-Amp
     
  13. alaskaleftybass

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    The B108 has great reviews, hardly hear of the Orange.
    The B110 is great, but the BA115 is larger.
    Actually The BA115HP has much more power and has wheels!
    Just kidding here folks!:bag:

    Here's a link to people who have modded the heck out of the BA108 with some pretty great success. I subscribed to this thread and every couple days people comment on it. Also most of the reviews on the website stores are pretty positive that they're great bang for the buck.

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f15/ampeg-ba-108-coffeeshop-micro-rig-915633/

    Bear in mind this is a little guy but it does have the heart of an Ampeg! :)

    Good luck :bassist:
     
  14. Peke

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    I had a BA108 and hated it. Sound started farting when volume was set at ten o'clock. Good things were the "tiltback" design and that it was light.
     

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