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Ampeg B100r Appreciation society

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by barroso, Aug 21, 2003.


  1. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    Each time i play thru one of these blue combos i am totally satisfied.

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    poor man's portaflex,that's great tone!

    warm, fat and punchy!

    both my P and my rick sounds great thru this powerful and classic sounding blue box. i have tried a lot of combos and i have to say that this one is amongst my favourites!!

    am i alone?!?
     
  2. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Aurillac, France
    no barroso, you're not alone

    i also think this one of the best bang for the buck combos on the market

    it is a combo and so won't do right in all situations, but what it does, it does it very well

    i remember i played through more powerful rigs that did not sound as good, though

    all the best
    jl
     
  3. I also love its little bro, the B50r. Great combos!
     
  4. Coco'

    Coco'

    Apr 24, 2001
    Milano, Italy
    Barroso, the b100r is surely a good combo. While my Rickenbaker sounded more “alive”, the b100 has a punchiness that will cut through even in a small electric band.
    I’m back in the ampeg world! (and yes, here they come again, the annoying pops when you switch it off):p
     
  5. Steve S

    Steve S

    Jul 26, 2000
    Any idea how this compares to the WM 10 in volume, tone and punch?
     
  6. Just picked one up on e-bay for my son. I'm as excited as he is. He's gonna have to fight the old man off of his rig!
    Looking forward to a phat ampeg tone.
    It was one of these or an Ashdown EB, I'm glad I got the Ampeg.:D
     
  7. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    I love my mine it delivers every time. Great giging and recording amp and it is alot lighter then the portaflex Ampeg. Their not the most dynamic or hi fi sounding but they do the job.
     
  8. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    I use my B-100R far more than my '65 B-15N but would never sell either!

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  9. Did you put the casters on the b-100r or did it come that way?
     
  10. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    I took that B-100R in from luthier Steve Azola. He had already installed the casters on it as well as replaced the original 15" speaker in it with a cast frame speaker.
     
  11. Papersen

    Papersen Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    I also love the sound the sound of this little baby. I can`t think of any other similar combo with such a powerful and deep sound.

    Everytime I play live in small venues, people love the tone of this amp. I think I`m gonna keep it for a loooooooooong time.
     
  12. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    I just used mine at a casino gig in Delaware last weekend. Probably the best sound I've had on that gig (vocals w/grand piano and bass). The things I love about it are the tone and low end handling. I played my Elrick SC fretless 5 and MTD 635 and they both sounded great.

    I've been recommending these for a few years now and I still haven't seen anything that does what they do better IMO.
     
  13. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Aurillac, France
    BTW, I wish to inform (or recall) that it's after reading Brad's advices on the B-100R that I decided to choose this amp.

    I am not disappointed at all, and after one year spent on this amp I have absolutely no plan to let it go... Even if I must get a big rig (which will probably happen within weeks or maybe a few months), I'll keep this killer combo for sure.

    Cheers,
    JL
     
  14. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Has anyone one used this combo whille playing with a guitar player who was using a full cabinet. I just wonder at what point will this amp not be able to keep up. also anyone using an extension cabinet with their B100R. Thanks
     
  15. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Playing with any musician who isn't playing "with" you can become an issue if they get carried away. Given that, I wouldn't want to run my B-100R on 10 for an entire gig (still sounds great at that setting BTW)just from a long term reliability POV. I like for my gear to work below it's max potential.

    To use an extension cab there's no facility for a direct connect so you'll have to use the line out to another amp to power a cab or go into the combo to wire an extra jack.

    I use mine for small to medium gigs and just use it for what it's suited for.
     
  16. The 0x

    The 0x

    Aug 24, 2003
    Timonium, MD
    I love the B100R, even though I don't have one, I'd like to own one. IMHO it really compliments good playing, and really shows bad playing. My one gripe with it is is that it doesn't give the sustain of a tube amp, but what do you expect with transistors? It's the most tube-like solid state amp i've found.
     
  17. ESP-LTD

    ESP-LTD

    Sep 9, 2001
    Idaho
    I'm pretty sure the B-100R has an internal 4 ohm speaker, and a power section capable of driving no less than 4 ohms. Extension speakers are not an option.

    That being said, they make a fine stage monitor; if you need to be louder, let the PA carry it.
     
  18. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    So what kind of basses are you guys using with your B 100 R?. I am using a Warwick Infinity LTD 2000, Epiphone Jack Casady, Apollo Violin bass Schecter Model T.
     
  19. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    I use everything I own with it. That includes the Brubakers, Elricks, Fenders, the Fodera 6, the MTD 6, everything. It's surprising nice with a low B.
     
  20. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    I've used everything under the sun through my B-100R and it has never disappointed me. Currently I'm enjoying it with my Fender '62 Reissue Jazz with TI JF-344 flats with a pick and palm muting...very lush!