Ampeg portabass heads?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jaybo, May 30, 2002.

  1. jaybo

    jaybo Guest

    Sep 5, 2001
    Richmond, KY
    Has anyone tried either the 250 or 800? Thoughts? I'm looking around at some different heads and portability is definately a concern of mine. I'm never happy about packing an 80 pound head only to have to go back to the van and get a cab. I like the ampeg tone quite a bit, any reccomendations on similar heads in around or about the same price category? Since these amps are fairly new I assume a used one would be difficult to find so I'm keeping my eyes open at used higher end amps as well but there are no stores close by that I can try different amps out at so any help would be appreciated.
  2. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I played a 250 @ Rudy's in NYC yesterday through a Beringato (SP?) 1x12. I was playing a MTD Heir & it sounded pretty nice. IMO, the cab didn't handle the Low B too well.

    I might bring a bass or 2 of mine & try it out again. The salesman told me the 800 wouldn't be available till August.