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Ampeg MICRO-VR?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by WyrdoBass, Jun 14, 2009.


  1. WyrdoBass

    WyrdoBass

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  2. B-string

    B-string Gold Supporting Member

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    Ampeg Micro-VR 200W Bass Amp Head Specifications:
    ■Preamp: Solid State
    ■Power Amp: MOSFET
    ■RMS Power Output: 200 watts @ 4 ohms
    ■Tone Controls: 3-Band
    ■Mid Tone Control: Ultra Mid
    ■Balanced Line Out: with Pre/Post and Pad
    ■Dimensions: 12" W x 5-1/2" H x 10" D

    Not a tube in sight or to be found!
     
  3. theavondon

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    No tubes, but man! That just looks cool. I mean, it probably sounds like junk, but its $300 worth of ridiculousness.
     
  4. Big Mike Ipp

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    I'd get one just for the hell of it down the road to replace an old practice combo (it has headphones out, which is why I say this) but why would it put out 200 at 4ohms but the cabinet its supposed to be paired up with is at 8ohms...really ampeg?!:eyebrow:
     
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  6. Metaltronix

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    I wonder if they will offer a matching cabinet. It would look cool next to one of those mini Marshall guitar amps.
     
  7. JimmyM

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  8. Metaltronix

    Metaltronix

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    Thanks Jimmy, oh god I feel dumb. I only looked for the cabinet on the guitar center page under recommended accessories. You would think that a matching cabinet would be recommended and not just a guitar stand or cable. Anyways it looks super cool, I might have to get one for fun and a little practice amp for home use.
     
  9. JimmyM

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    Eh, don't feel dumb. I just get a little sarcastic after midnight ;)
     
  10. MingusBass

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    I already own one. It may look somewhat like a toy, but I'm impressed with the tone it puts out. It's an amazing practice amp but it also works great for my church gigs. I haven't had a chance to run two SVT210AV cabs with the Micro-VR but I'd imagine it would be pretty killer. I love that the cabs are 27 lbs and have a handle on top.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. GearHeadBassMan

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    I need a bunch of these for my stage rig so I can make parody of the guys with the 8 8x10s sitting unplugged behind them
     
  12. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist Supporting Member

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    If I stack 4 of these cabs on their sides can I approximate the tone of the 810?
     
  13. MarkusBass

    MarkusBass Markus Orange loves you. Supporting Member

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    They say it's one quarter of the 8x10, so I guess so.
     
  14. pasta4lnch

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    cool looking - I dunno how it sounds, but way to pricey for a practice amp. if it had tubes I could see the price for a low watt studio amp . . . but in the end this seems like more crap in a "vintage" wrapper.
     
  15. MarkusBass

    MarkusBass Markus Orange loves you. Supporting Member

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    It sounds very very good! It does have that full buttery tube tone.
     
  16. tony moore

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    i just got one from a fellow tb'er and really dig it. i only have an ea wizzy 12 to pair it with but would love to try it's sister cab. while i think the 200 watt rating is fair (meaning it sounds like it's 200 watts, not 500...), the overall tone and eq flexibility is far, far better than i expected. i also have an old ampeg fliptop that weighs a ton and is like 30 watts or something, and i dialed a very similar sound quickly. i think i'll get alot of use from this thing for small gigs and rehearsals and such...
     
  17. MarkusBass

    MarkusBass Markus Orange loves you. Supporting Member

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    I have the matching cab, but thought I's try the head with my two Epifani 112UL, and it sounds great!
     
  18. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

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    I've now put the micro-vr and two 210av cabs thru their paces, and I can say that yeah, they're "cute," but they're amazingly functional.
    great tone
    light weight
    with two cabs it'll cover even my loud jobs.
    clearly, you're not gonna compete with cretinous guitards spaking their marshalls full out, but for my needs, it's fine.

    so there.

    full review in bassgearmag forthcoming; complete with snakes. long story.
     
  19. RickenBoogie

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    So, these amps sound more like a B100R than a BA115? I'd consider that a huge bonus.
     
  20. MarkusBass

    MarkusBass Markus Orange loves you. Supporting Member

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    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

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    yessir.
    very smooth, creamy and oldschool
     

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