Unexpected NAD > Ampeg B50R Content

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


  1. Fair Warning

    Fair Warning Deliverin' the Goods! Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2011
    Messages:
    860
    Location:
    Los Angeles, California
    My usual and regular check on CL tonight yielded this minty fresh unit for $175:

    :D:D:D:D:D:D:D
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Pentatonic

    Pentatonic Gold Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2014
    Messages:
    331
    Location:
    San Francisco
  3. Bread Knife

    Bread Knife

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2010
    Messages:
    136
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    I have one of those and use it all the time! Love it. You pretty much stole that thing, too.
     
  4. jj4001

    jj4001 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2010
    Messages:
    742
    Location:
    Providence, RI
  5. Register to disable this ad
  6. Fair Warning

    Fair Warning Deliverin' the Goods! Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2011
    Messages:
    860
    Location:
    Los Angeles, California
    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

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2011
    Messages:
    860
    Location:
    Los Angeles, California
    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

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2005
    Messages:
    79,540
    Location:
    Apopka, FL
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
  9. pudgychef

    pudgychef

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2005
    Messages:
    1,719
    Location:
    Chongqing, China
    Great score..Congrats!
     
  10. prd004

    prd004

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2010
    Messages:
    1,629
    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

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2011
    Messages:
    860
    Location:
    Los Angeles, California
    Jimmy......not a great photo to be pulling up here at work with people standing behind me.....LOL
     
  12. bccbass

    bccbass

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2010
    Messages:
    46
  13. jumblemind

    jumblemind I also answer to Bryan Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2011
    Messages:
    1,918
    Location:
    Knoxville
    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 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2008
    Messages:
    6,442
    Nice score...great sounding amps !
     
  15. Rob Martinez

    Rob Martinez

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2005
    Messages:
    2,585
    Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    NICE! Killer amp, I love mine.
     
  16. Alexander

    Alexander

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2001
    Messages:
    1,855
    Location:
    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
     

Share This Page