That new ampeg amp

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Timmah, Jan 11, 2013.


  1. Timmah

    Timmah

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    Ampeg just posted this big guy on Facebook... ImageUploadedByTalkBass.com1357948623.247757.jpg
    And asked for guesses as to what it is.
    Some sort of v4 maybe?
    The 100 watt tube amp they've been promising?
  2. jumbodbassman

    jumbodbassman Gold Supporting Member

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    that would be my guess. too much for the poor man b15
  3. two fingers

    two fingers Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard Gold Supporting Member

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    Yep. If it's no master and no reverb I would say V4. The switches, size of the transformer, and two inputs are pretty good hints. I bet bstring could give us a few more reasons as well as some others.
  4. milkman2k10

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    Really hoping it is. It sure looks like it.
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  6. B-string

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    Four output tubes hiding under the wood? Classic non-master V4B control and input config. To bad we can't see all the valves used! May have some octals in the preamp ala B15?
    My bets are V4B maybe with a bit of hotroding in the preamp. NICE :D
  7. hodgy

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    I saw this up close today. If you look very closely you can see tiny little men lurking below the preamp. I doubt if those will be included on the production model.
  8. B-string

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    Then dang it I won't buy one ;)

    Not spilling any beans? I have 3/4 bottle of JD here!
  9. Downunderwonder

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  10. beans-on-toast

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    Nice V4B. The cabinet looks like it needs a bit more work.
  11. Mike in Chicago

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    I was really hoping they'd dump those 3 position rockers like they did on the SVT Hertiage. They get crappy, loud when switching and messed up after a time.
  12. Jazzbass2010

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    I wonder if the weight will be like the original 70s version ?
  13. B-string

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    Will it use the shock mounted chassis?
  14. Grateful

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    I like the thumbtack logo look. Whatever it is, I hope it comes with that cart. Or a roadie. Or 2.

    (and a warranty!) :bag:

    :D
  15. Vanni

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    :eek::hyper:

    subscribed :bassist:
  16. spacebassed

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    No kidding, David - Ampeg's quality control is really slipping. Somehow I don't think that design will get a UL rating. :p

    :bag:
  17. Mastermold

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    Waiting ... waiting ... waiting ... NAMM ...

    Looking forward to this.
  18. seamonkey

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    Probably a guitar amp
  19. jeffbonny

    jeffbonny _____________ Gold Supporting Member

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    Ooooh, troll it up!
    How many bass amps vs guitar amps does Ampeg sell? It's probably a bass amp.
  20. seamonkey

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    Plenty billy goat

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  21. jeffbonny

    jeffbonny _____________ Gold Supporting Member

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    Sure they make 'em but vs bass amps where does the lion's share of the R&D money go? How many new guitar products do they release vs new bass products? How many bass amps vs guitar amps do they sell? The new one could be a guitar amp but odds are it's a bass amp. Do the math.

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