Well, I didn't have anything else to spend$130 on, so...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Dark Horse, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse

    Jul 31, 2008
    ...I bought a near mint condition Ampeg B2RE head at my favorite pawn shop. I know these don't get a lot of love ( for not sounding "Ampeg-like, etc), but honestly, it sounds great through a 1x15 cab, and has plenty of power for the gigs I play (I'm not playing in metal bands or anything)...country, rock, Americana stuff. Nice fat low end, plenty of definition, nice and quiet.

    Since I got the B2RE, I went ahead and sold my SWR Redhead combo...got $400 for it..... I like it when I come out ahead in deals !

  2. bobalu


    Oct 1, 2004
    above the 49th
    Pics....Pics....we need pics!
  3. fnordlyone

    fnordlyone Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2013
    south Louisiana
    SWEET! Can't wait for a GAS day like that...:)
  4. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    I have been using a B2R for a couple of years now and I like it very much. Sure, it doesn't sound like an SVT but it sounds good has plenty of power and punch and has been a totally dependable workhorse.

    I'm sure you will get years of good service from your B2RE.
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  6. theduke1

    theduke1 Supporting Member

    Dec 22, 2010
    Manitowoc WI
    I had one for a while with a Hartke 1508 cab. Went to a Genz Benz rig not sorry best unit I've ever owned.
  7. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    For $130, I'd buy a B2RE ;)
  8. beardohutson


    Jan 11, 2014
    I use the B2RE for everything.. i love it.. I switch off between my 2x15, 1x15, 4x10 cabs. great for rock shows and sunday morning service.
  9. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse

    Jul 31, 2008
    Ha ! :)

    Yeah, I couldn't pass it up. It's a decent head, and it's awfully hard to lose money on one that you get for this cheap !
  10. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse

    Jul 31, 2008
    It's just a nice, solid, basic head.
  11. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse

    Jul 31, 2008
    GB stuff is great .... I might eventually get one. I tend to swap rigs a lot...each time kinda making money by selling to old one and getting the next one at a steal of a price....in the past couple years I've used Aguilar, SWR, Markbass, and now back to Ampeg. I sound like "me" no matter what rig, so dependability is really what matters to me.
  12. basscooker

    basscooker Commercial User

    Apr 11, 2010
    cincy ky
    Owner, Chopshopamps.com
    Nice. I scored a Backline 600 for free that just needed to have a $40 fan replaced, and be woken up with a plug in/out of the FX return. Love it when I find scores like that. Enjoy.:)
  13. Freez


    Nov 8, 2008
    Detroit Suburbs
    Used the B2R series as backline for several gigs last summer, and it sounded great! Nice score my friend!
  14. Negro_Negus


    Dec 29, 2011
    Lansing, MI
    King of Kings
  15. basscooker

    basscooker Commercial User

    Apr 11, 2010
    cincy ky
    Owner, Chopshopamps.com
    ^^^ prob be an ok amp for the bedroom, tho. I'd vote for taking another amp to the gig, too. I don't think it will cut it, but it's never a bad thing to give it a shot. It'll be very dirty if it does put out enough.
  16. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse

    Jul 31, 2008

    Probably not enough clean headroom, but cool little bedroom amps for sure !

    Try to pair it with as high efficiency a speaker as you can...
  17. scf4003


    May 2, 2004
    $130 is a great deal for an Ampeg head!

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