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Recommend me an Ampeg please

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Rufes, Feb 19, 2013.


  1. Rufes

    Rufes

    Sep 27, 2005
    I play a '68 Jazzbass and as you may think I like the classic tones. I play mostly Fusion, jazz and blues and only at home. No slap and no pick. Just classic fingers.

    I have had an EBS Neogorm, a couple of Phil Jones and an Aguilar Tone Hammer 350 with a 2x12. None of them have given me the tone I am after.

    Now I want to try an Ampeg and I am thinking about a 1x12 combo.

    What would you recommend me? Any other alternative?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jawbone

    Jawbone

    Jul 15, 2010
    Humboldt County
  3. Mastermold

    Mastermold Supporting Member

    May 5, 2008
    Orange County, California
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    The B200R has been out of production for a few years now but the new PF-350 and PF-500 heads with the new portaflex cabs should be on your list.
     
  4. +1 on the pf. great sound
     
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  6. bassguy72

    bassguy72

    Sep 7, 2011
    +2 on the pf series.......
     
  7. monkeybass68

    monkeybass68 Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2012
    Wantagh, NY
  8. Ampeg B50R if you can find one.

    THe B200R rattled like no one's business. At least mine did. I sold it. Still have my B50R!
     
  9. GBassNorth

    GBassNorth

    Dec 23, 2006
    SoCal
  10. Mastermold

    Mastermold Supporting Member

    May 5, 2008
    Orange County, California
    Disclosures:
    Firemelon
    Yeah a lot of rattle issues were reported with the B200R. But if you get a good one (mine is still good) they have great tone.
     
  11. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Grand Rapids Michigan
    +5 on the PF recommendation.

    Or if you want to go whole hog, find a used B-15 in decent shape.
     
  12. growler-br

    growler-br

    Jan 11, 2009
    New Windsor NY
    I own the PF500. Its light weight, but has heavy weight sound. So I +whatever number. You will not regret it.