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Ampeg booth Namm 2020

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by High Camp, Jan 17, 2020.


  1. High Camp

    High Camp

    Oct 3, 2013
    Netherlands
    So I just saw this clip on YT:
    For this moment, new swag, no new amps or effects.
    I presume they're still busy in their secret laboratory, developing the new X...

     
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  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I'd rather see them do that than rush out stuff that isn't ready just to have it out. Saves a lot of back end work and expense.
     
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  3. High Camp

    High Camp

    Oct 3, 2013
    Netherlands
    I totally agree!
     
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  4. Jim C

    Jim C Is that what you meant to play or is this jazz? Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    It's like watching an old friend die...
    And the spokesman is an old geezer with a backwards baseball cap?
    Must have left the satin jacket in the car.

    - And yet, I really hope the Japanese can bring back the glory to Ampeg soon.
    Reasonable expectation after all this time?
     
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  5. Vintage-Blue

    Vintage-Blue Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 13, 2008
    Cincinnati, OH
    Owner, Vintage Blue (repro cabinets)
    Well, besides being one of the nicest guys you'd ever want to meet, Dino has been promoting the Ampeg name and legacy world wide for a good 15 years.

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  6. Kro

    Kro Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    New Jersey
    That's awesome, from what I can tell it's very well deserved.
     
  7. Didn't see this thread and posted a duplicate -- sorry!
     
  8. Ric Vice

    Ric Vice Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2005
    Olivette, Missouri
    Absolutivley,
    At this point they have the PF-800,500,3350 the PF 20 and 50T, any number of great cabinets, the SVT, V-4B, and Yamaha Basses to compliment the line, that's something the Ampeg of my youth never had.

    All you have to do is go back and play one of the Burns basses or god forbid a Hagstrom Stud. Having Yamaha and Ampeg together can only be a great thing.
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2020
  9. You dont need new products to be glorious.

    Ask a thousand people on here what rig they drool over most and the most commmon answer will be a Heritage rig.
     
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  10. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    That's my friend Dino there...be nice.
     
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  11. Jim C

    Jim C Is that what you meant to play or is this jazz? Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    I'm sure he's a great guy.
     
  12. Jim C

    Jim C Is that what you meant to play or is this jazz? Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    I've heard you say this before, but I only remember issues with a two products (early PF500 and early 7 Pro).
    Considering how many products they have made over the years, one could say they have had an excellent reputation for good design, implementation, and QC.
     
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  13. johnpbass

    johnpbass

    Feb 18, 2008
    Glen Mills, PA
    I do like the new look of the website!
     
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  14. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Yeah, but the first 2 years of LOUD ownership was a disaster.
     
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  15. Jim C

    Jim C Is that what you meant to play or is this jazz? Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    Was it product or service related issues?
    Hopefully all MI companies have stepped up their game in the last 15 years; the competition certainly has increased creating a larger barrier to entry into anything but boutique IMO.

    Yamaha is so big and their pro audio products have been extremely hi tech and well received over the years.
    Bass gear has got to be so much simpler to design, build, and manage over many of their other MI ventures.
    I have to think that waiting to make a change is more of a savvy business decision than any technical issue, but who knows for sure?
     
  16. bass08053

    bass08053 Supporting Member

    May 8, 2008
    New Jersey
    i was working at a music store when the move to China happened. We returned about 80% of products for defects. Was such a nightmare.
     
  17. Allan Allan

    Allan Allan

    Mar 25, 2018
    Is that a widow maker in your Avatar?
     
  18. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Both issues.
     
  19. Tom Gallo

    Tom Gallo Supporting Member

    Feb 13, 2015
    Outside Boston
    Dino is awesome as a rep for Ampeg. He's also a monster player.
     
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  20. Are we actually judging a rep by their age or their look? Should we bash Lee Sklar or Geddy while we are at it? They are both probably at NAMM too.
     
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