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Ampeg Amplified Peg

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by Christenson, Aug 27, 2002.


  1. Christenson

    Christenson

    Aug 27, 2002
    I heard a local swing band last weekend and the bassist was using an old Ampeg mic inside the bass plugged into a SVT. The tone was incredible. Anyone else have any experience with the "peg"? Any idea on their reliability?
     
  2. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    I do, my first URB (bought used) came with one. It has two parts, one is a crystal (!!!!) mike attached to an extension of the endpin. The second part is a contact pickup that attaches to the bridge (this part is missing on mine; it's possible some early models had only the mike?). The connection for the cable is at the end of the peg, one of those ancient Amphenol screw-on high impedance connectors.

    Mine has never worked as long as I've owned it :eek:
     
  3. FYI: There's one listed at ebay right now.
     
  4. arnoldschnitzer

    arnoldschnitzer AES Fine Instruments

    Feb 16, 2002
    Brewster, NY, USA
    I've got one that looks to be in good condition, if anyone wants to make me an offer...(about the pickup)