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Ampeg B-100R w/ a 5 string

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Sean Baumann, Mar 20, 2003.


  1. Sean Baumann

    Sean Baumann Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2000
    Livin' in the USA
    I recently picked up an Ampeg B-100R used. I generally like the tone, but on stage yesterday I was having a problem cutting through. I also noticed that it may not be handling the B string very well. Anyone else noticed this? What is your impression of this amp with a 5 string?
     
  2. ESP-LTD

    ESP-LTD

    Sep 9, 2001
    Idaho
    I like mine just fine overall; it's pretty loud for a 100w combo. I play 5 string thru it at no more than 1/2 power with no EQ.

    Since it's pretty loud (sensitive speaker) and the box is pretty small (like 2 cu ft or so), I'm guessing it's probably 20db down at 30hz.

    When I want to go low with a 5 string, I use something else.
     
  3. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
  4. Sean Baumann

    Sean Baumann Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2000
    Livin' in the USA
    Thanks Brad, I should have searched a little better.
     
  5. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings