Ampeg B series question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by rickycootee, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. rickycootee


    Oct 24, 2001
    Statesboro GA
    I heard that on a b-2r it is better for the amp to run the volume knob for the power section all the way up and adjust your volume using the volume knob for your input section. Is this true and why is it better?
    Also, I have a B-5r does this hold true for this head also? Thanks>>Brian
  2. cb56


    Jul 2, 2000
    Central Illinois
    I have heard that from some folks here that have them. My suggestion would be, turn the knobs however you want to get the tone and volume you want.
  3. 7thbass


    Nov 21, 2003
    Houston, Tx
    I generally run the volume pretty much wide open, around 3 or 4 o'clock, and use the gain setting to manage volume. Have had other amps where could not do that because of hiss/noise. No problem with B5r.

    I have no idea why I do it that way. Seems to work.