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Ampeg Gene Simmons Solid State and 2x15 + Heritage

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Jim Burkland, Sep 18, 2020.

  1. Good morning!

    This guy that lives near me has so much amazing Ampeg stuff, it's a curse because he is getting older and selling it and making me have GAS. There is a Gene Simmons Solid State head and 2X15 cab for a great price. I don't know much about them but when I was over there before I was drooling over it. Finally it is for sale. Can anyone give me some insight on this equipment? How does it sound? Is it more for collecting purposes? He is the original owner and its all original. The Heritage cab and head are for sale for the same price lol. Such GAS. I'm gonna have to go over there and play it.

    I really just want to add this to my Ampeg arsenal. Talk to me about the Gene Simmons stuff. Thanks!

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  2. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    For the same money, the Heritage rig is the better option.

    The punisher cab isn’t bad, two JBL speakers. The head is based on the SVT-350.
  3. That is cool! I do agree the nicer rig is the Heritage. But the rarity of the Simmons is what attracts me. Maybe I will pick up both :p I am already rocking a SVT-7, a V-4B, and V9 a 91 SVT fridge, and a 2000s classic fridge. I don't really need either of them but they are so close to home for local pickup lol.
  4. Raw N Low

    Raw N Low If I can't hear it, hopefully I'll feel it Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    Denver, Colorado
    The V9 is a unique unicorn. Not much you need after that.
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  5. uncle woody

    uncle woody

    Dec 7, 2008
    Do you want a top tier rig or do you want a cool collectible?
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  6. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    You might find this thread of interest.

    Ampeg SVT-215LGS "Punisher" 2x15 Speakers ???
  7. Both, but I already have my "favorite" rig. Really just want it due to rarity.
  8. I love that V9 and I got it from the same guy in amazing condition. The speaker cones are beautiful.
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  10. I think it would be fair to question whether the Simmons head is a collectible or simply a piece of signature gear. Few signature guitars and amps become true collectibles.
  11. BasturdBlaster

    BasturdBlaster Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Crandon WI
    The Simmons cab is cool but the head is lame (IMO);)
  12. That would be a fair questions. I suppose finding one near me for pickup and or finding it available at all is the challenge. That makes it collectable to me. But really it just looks amazing. Wasn't there only 50 of these made? I am still looking into details.
  13. mikewalker

    mikewalker Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    Sounds like you already have a collection going! You might regret it later if you let it slip by... :)
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  14. You nailed it! I agree. The same guy had an original Flip Top and I already regret not buying that off of him. lol
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  15. Brother, sounds like you've been hangin' around TB too much recently haha, haven't we all? :rolleyes:

    Would this guy happen to have an Ampeg Heritage B-15 that's he's thinking about letting go?
    Because I have local ca$h money to buy that honey.
    See- I've been hangin' out here too much lately myself.:D
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  16. I think he DID have one. Not entirely sure of the model. Ill ask if he sold it or what.

    Yeah I'm on Talkbass way too much lol - oh well!
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  17. Get the heritage svt and 810. No way a ss 350 watt head and 215 cab could keep up. Looks cool though.
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  18. Don't get me wrong, I do agree the Heritage is nicer in many ways. But I may never ever see a SVT-GS again in my lifetime. I suppose that's the allure.
  19. He DID have one. The same one I failed to purchase. Sold.
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  20. 74hc


    Nov 19, 2015
    Sunny California
    The answer is simple:

    1- If you are a collector, get both.
    2- If you are a player, get the Heritage.
    3- If you are a GS fan, get the signature model.
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