SOLD Ampeg B-15N 1965 B15N

Discussion in 'For Sale: Amps, Preamps, and Cabinets' started by guitarbrent, Nov 24, 2019.


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  1. guitarbrent

    guitarbrent

    Feb 16, 2016
    Virginia
    Price:
    2500
    Location:
    Virginia
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    I never thought I'd sell this, but I simply don't use it enough to warrant keeping such a majestic, historical amp. It's all there, and this might be one of the cleanest examples you will ever find. There is one tiny bit of tolex wear on one corner of one side. I have photographed that tiny spot.

    I am the third owner and have owned it about 3 1/2 years. The second owner (who owned it for a very short time and bought it from the original owner, an 80 year old man in SC) told me that the power transformer may have been changed out decades ago (apparently that's pretty common in these). The power cord/cable was definitely changed to a 3 prong cable for sure.

    The Ampeg logo lightbulb may be dying. Most of the time it lights up, but sometimes it goes out and then comes back on. Just need to add a new lightbulb there. Original square magnet speaker is all there and still sounds absolutely glorious. No weird rattles from the cabinet. This amp is dead quiet and fully operational. Seriously quiet. I sometimes use the Ext Amp out as a wonderful sounding tube DI.

    What else can I say? This amp is the sound of the electric bass. Every recording from the early to mid 1960s and through the early to mid 1970s. And it just has that sound! This is a primo example of a mid '60s B-15N!!!

    $3000 cash, local pickup only. PRICE DROP TO $2500 FOR QUICK SALE TO FUND MY DREAM BASS! No way am I going to ship this perfect specimen!!! I will include an adapter cable from Fliptops that allows you to plug this into a 1/4” speaker jack. This amp has been very well taken care of and loved over the years.

    Here's a video of me playing the amp a few months ago:
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2019
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  2. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Roughly where in Virginia are you?
     
  3. guitarbrent

    guitarbrent

    Feb 16, 2016
    Virginia
    Richmond
     
  4. Relsom

    Relsom Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2013
    The Old Dominion
    Ohhh this is so damn tempting... and I'm in RVA too....
     
  5. guitarbrent

    guitarbrent

    Feb 16, 2016
    Virginia
    Come and check it out! I'm around most of the weekend except a few hours on Sunday afternoon. West End near Parham and Three Chopt.
     
  6. john allemond

    john allemond Supporting Member

    Damn bruh...nice playing, nice amp. GLWTS. John
     
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