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Unexpected NAD > Ampeg B50R Content

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Fair Warning, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. Fair Warning

    Fair Warning Deliverin' the Goods! Supporting Member

    My usual and regular check on CL tonight yielded this minty fresh unit for $175:


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  2. Pentatonic

    Pentatonic Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    San Francisco
  3. Bread Knife

    Bread Knife

    Oct 8, 2010
    Seattle, WA
    I have one of those and use it all the time! Love it. You pretty much stole that thing, too.
  4. jj4001


    Dec 27, 2010
    Providence, RI
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  6. Fair Warning

    Fair Warning Deliverin' the Goods! Supporting Member

    Ah....this little amp is everything that you have all been saying! What great tone for the home studio. I can't wait to try it for band practice. I'm happy to find one in perfect condition. Just how loud will this thing get?
  7. Fair Warning

    Fair Warning Deliverin' the Goods! Supporting Member

    Oh.....and it came with the perfect custom vinyl cover that it has lived in for the past ?? years, while it waited for me in a closet.
  8. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
  9. Great score..Congrats!
  10. prd004


    Dec 3, 2010
    Nice score!!!!!!!!!
    I have a 100-R, it's deceptively loud. If you're standing right in front of it and the sound is blasting past your ankles you might be disappointed in the volume. If you're standing 4-5 feet away it comes alive and does a good job of filling the room with sound.

    It depends on how loud/what type of band you're in, but in the right situation it will shine!!!! Congrats!

    P.S. first dibs if you ever decide to sell it! :-D
  11. Fair Warning

    Fair Warning Deliverin' the Goods! Supporting Member

    Jimmy......not a great photo to be pulling up here at work with people standing behind me.....LOL
  12. bccbass


    Dec 31, 2010
  13. jumblemind

    jumblemind I also answer to Bryan Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2011
    Excellent score! That's my favorite amp. I find it to be not quite enough for most rock band gigs/practice but great for something like small blues band type gigs. That said, I have seen smaller touring acts with one of these babies mic'd.
  14. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse

    Jul 31, 2008
    Nice score...great sounding amps !
  15. NICE! Killer amp, I love mine.
  16. Alexander

    Alexander Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    I had a B50R and absolutely loved it. For an even moderate band practice, though it wasn't even barely audible, even fully cranked. This is with drums and two electric guitars. If your band is all acoustic with a soft-hitting drummer, you might be able to get away with it, though. I couldn't, which is why I sold mine. Wish I would have kept it as a practice amp, though. Great tone

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