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Ampeg BA-210SP a good combo?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Bass18, Sep 21, 2001.


  1. Bass18

    Bass18 Guest

    Jul 21, 2001
    Australia
    I'd like some opinions on this Ampeg 2x10 combo. Does it have the same sound as an SVT Pro head? Is the 220 watt rating a realistic one or one of the 'generous ampeg ratings' I've heard about?
     
  2. virtual.ray

    virtual.ray

    Oct 25, 2000
    I tried one out the other day with a Yam TRB 5II.The basic sound was good,and it seemed pretty loud,too.The FX were a lot of fun,but unfortunately they add hiss,but they are bypassable.I'd like to see Ampeg put out a version w/o FX and with an extension speaker jack.
     
  3. Bass18

    Bass18 Guest

    Jul 21, 2001
    Australia
    Does the BA-210SP have a DI output to plug into the PA?
     
  4. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    I tried one about two months ago and came away totally unimpressed. Didn't like the effects and for the price wasn't impressed with the overall sound. I'll try to take a good bass and check it out again, the store's basses were middling at best.
     
  5. virtual.ray

    virtual.ray

    Oct 25, 2000
    Yes,it has an XLR out.
     
  6. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    We had one where I worked & I thought that for a 2x10 combo, it was nice & loud. It had nice lows. It was handling a low "b" very well. I wanted to buy it for a cover band I was playing w/but I ended up leaving that band. The only true test for a small 210 like that is @ an actual gig.

    But I really didn't like the effects, either. If it didn't have effects, I would of bought it, no questions asked!!!! Too many companies are jumping on the "amp /w effects" bandwagon. It's already fading & more & more companies are jumping on. :(
     
  7. Bass18

    Bass18 Guest

    Jul 21, 2001
    Australia
    But if I just ignore the effects, is it still a great ampeg? Does it have that ampeg tone? What about the 'SVT' effect, how does that sound? Also, would it be loud enough to cut through a drummer and a guitarist using a 1x12 valve 60 watt Fender?
     
  8. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    The only way that I've heard an SVT sound achieved was with an SVT (that includes the Bass Pods, which didn't have it either;)). "SVT" definitely didn't cross my mind when I put the amp through it's paces. The real test is still at a gig.

    IIRC the price was ~$700. For that I got a 400w AMP BH-420, an Eden D210XLT... and lot's of change left over.
     
  9. PawleeP

    PawleeP

    Oct 8, 2012
    does anyone know what ohm speaker(s) this 210 combo is supposed to have, am trying to find the original value speakers for one I am tinkering with..
     
  10. Gremson

    Gremson

    Mar 22, 2012
    North-Leftern USA
    Someone gave me the amp out of one of those combos because it "went bad." Turned out it was just a couple loose pots and it worked fine. I built a head cab out of old pallets and it does well.
    I gigged it with my Acoustic 4ohm 106 cab for a while. Also for a minute with my 4ohm avatar 115, and a newer acoustic 4x10.
    The amp sounds decent. I never had any trouble keeping up in a loud band. But the tone is pretty uninspiring.