Secondhand ampeg B200r or new ba115??

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Phenomoron, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. Phenomoron

    Phenomoron

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    Hi guys,
    I've been offered a secondhand ampeg b200r Chinese model.
    I was thinking if buying a new ampeg ba 115 next week as ideal for practice and small gigs plus a warranty.
    What would ye guys go for thanks :)
  2. bccbass

    bccbass

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    I would take the ba115 out of those two.
  3. Phenomoron

    Phenomoron

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    Cheers bccbass...any particular reason?
  4. bccbass

    bccbass

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    The B200R receives low marks on reliability and reviews. I went with the B100R (owned 2) and it gets very good reviews and sounds awesome with high customer satisfaction. There is a lot of information here on these amps. I've played the BA115 and it's a nice amp. Keep in mind that all these are on the heavy side for lower wattage combos. I also have a BA108 which is a fantastic practice amp. So I would rate the B100R first, then the BA115...and personally wouldn't consider the B200R.....but that's just me!
  5. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

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    I would take the BA only because it is new, the BA line has a high failure rate and Ampeg warranty only applies to whoever actually bought the product.

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