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2013 Ampeg V-4B 100W Reissue

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by z11111, Aug 1, 2013.

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  1. z11111


    Apr 10, 2012
    Boston, MA
  2. z11111


    Apr 10, 2012
    Boston, MA
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  3. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
    Wow they weren't kidding when they said August 1st. That looks pretty sweet. I think I'd personally have preferred the early 70s graphics, but this looks like a pretty darn faithful reproduction, down to the little light with the bezel and all.

    From the other thread:

  4. garmenteros

    garmenteros Bass Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2008
    Dominican Republic
    Great they came out with this. I thought they would release it as a heritage model though.
  5. Only one input channel? V4B had two input channels.
  6. The other channel went the 3" they lopped off the side.
  7. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
    With the two inputs running into a single EQ I never really found much use for the two channels on the V4. Good for if you want to set up an A/B for clean/dirty, or run two different tubes or something like that, but otherwise it's more circuitry, more tubes, more space, etc.
  8. TC.65


    Dec 20, 2008
    Carbondale IL
    I'm very interested in this. I know it doesn't have as many features as the Fender Bassman 100T, but it's a little less expensive. If it has that pure Ampeg tone with a bit more headroom than the older model it will be perfect for my needs.
  9. Spencer!


    Jun 25, 2006
    Owner, Pike Amplification & 3Leaf Audio
    41 pounds! That's almost half the weight of the old ones.
  10. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Whoa! Nobody told me it would be this good looking! Dang, might have to get this despite my wife's edict. Oh well, she sprang that she wants a horse on me today...I guess I'll have to use this as leverage ;)
  11. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    horsies are waaaaaaaay more money, and, a large on-going expense as well.
    cool though.
  12. bludog


    Apr 3, 2012
    Brooklyn 11217
    This is a lot cheaper than a horse, Jimmy. I'd say it's in the bag. :)

    I'd think it's not going to sound exactly like the originals but it will probably be awfully close. Then again, at some settings it just might be identical.
  13. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Honestly, I'd sacrifice the amp if she forgets about the horse. I just got a Heritage SVT. Not like I'm hurting. I think she's lost her mind. She is so not a horse person. She complains when the temperature gets over 90!
  14. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Here's the info that Ryan posted about the V4B in the 212av thread.

    The Ampeg V-4B 100W All-Tube Bass Head embodies the legendary tone of the classic V-4B in a portable, modern design perfect for today’s players. From the unique chassis suspension system to the vintage rocker switches, the attention to detail is all there. Plus, with a careful selection of modern features like an integrated DI and a wide choice of speaker output options, we’ve ensured the flexibility and functionality you demand from a modern head. With the 100W V-4B, you get the sought-after tone of a fully-cranked Ampeg tube amp in a design that’s less than half the weight of an SVT.

    • 100W of all-tube Ampeg bass tone
    o Preamp: Tube ( 2 x 12AX7)
    o Driver: Tube (1 x 12AX7, 1 x 12AU7)
    o Power amp: Tube (4 x 6L6GC)
    • Classic V-4B fit and finish
    o Ampeg “Black Line” cosmetics
    o Vintage rocker switch controls
    o Integrated chassis suspension system
    • 3-band EQ (bass, midrange, treble)
    • 3-position mid-range control
    • Ultra Hi/Lo boost
    • Speaker outputs: 1 x 8 ohm, 2 x 4 ohm, 2 x 2 ohm
    • Balanced direct out w/ ground lift
    • Power amp in / preamp out
    • -15 dB input
    • Slave output to connect additional amplifiers
    • Dimensions (W x H x D inches): 24 x 11 x 11
    • Handling weight: 41 lbs
  15. I glad they brought back the shock mounted chassis. The two channels I used to use. One for an active bass and two for my passive. It definitely had its uses.
  16. Lazarus.Bird

    Lazarus.Bird Mr. Personality

    Aug 16, 2010
    Love the look. Real classy lookin.
  17. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist

    Apr 7, 2005
    Sutton, MA
    Have her go work at a stable for a few weeks. She does know that she's going to have to go there and take care of this horse daily (unless you've got the really big bucks to pay someone else to do it).
  18. So to get that nice power tube grunt with a setup like this you crank the master and control volume with the gain, right?
  19. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I really don't think she does.

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