Ampeg B-100R

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Casey C., Dec 15, 2000.

  1. Casey C.

    Casey C.

    Sep 16, 2000
    Butler, PA, USA
    Im getting one from and thought I would ask if anyone had tried one out or has one? How good do they sound? Ive heard alot of good stuff about them so i figured that it would be a good amp.
  2. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    I have heard nothing but good things about them.

    They are supposedly very loud for their size and power.

    I have demo'd one a couple of times(obviously not at full volume:D) and thought that it had a decent clean sound, as well as a fair approximation of the 'Ampeg sound'.

    Very good deal for the price, from what I've heard.
  3. spoolie


    Nov 30, 2000
    Used one for 2 years. Only stopped using it recently when I bought a Mesa. It was a very good amp, never had the first problem with it, sounded great, and it IS loud for the power rating. Not a slappers dream but very solid for almost any other use. I think this is one of the best amps you can get for under $600 (and way under $600 at that). Always gets good reviews for good reason. Congrats.
  4. Bernie


    Dec 12, 1999
    Pretty nice amp.I prefer the BA-115(have one) which can do the 100 type sound as well and is a few bucks less.Good luck!
  5. Old Blue

    Old Blue

    Mar 18, 2000
    Very cool medium powered combo with great tone, lots of volume and a nice retro look. This is a lot of amp for the money.
  6. Casey C.

    Casey C.

    Sep 16, 2000
    Butler, PA, USA
    thanks guys, i can't wait to get it now! i just sent my old gear to them today.
  7. Got one! Had it for two years. Great sound. Great reliability.

    I have almost quite using it though over the last six months simply because I've gone to using heads a cabinets because I needed more power for the places we've been playing. I'm on verge of selling it. Not because of problems, but simply I've got more gear than I can use and I hate to see stuff sitting around not used.

    This amp can handle small to medium places with no problem though.

  8. I prefer the sound of the BA-115, but man, I wish my amp looked like the B-100R. As far as medium sized combos go (I guess stuff like the Eden Metro and SWR Super Redhead would be the type of amps in the big combo range) I don't think you can beat the looks of the B-100R. It would be a great amp for someone that doesn't slap.
  9. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    I slap and I use one, but I agree... the BA-115 with the tweeter may be more to someone's liking who is into the slap sound that's prevalent today.