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Ampeg Rocket B100r appreciation?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by FREAKYSTLYEY, Aug 9, 2012.


  1. FREAKYSTLYEY

    FREAKYSTLYEY Banned

    Jan 14, 2007
    I remember when these came out. They sounds so dang good, even my girlfriend at the time said I never sound that good at home (playing through the b100. Anyways I find one used at GC for 300$ and snatch it up. Man it is the best sounding combo I have ever heard, what is it? Very similar to why I love the ampeg 810. Is it a heavy mid rage? Blows markbass combos away "and I really liked those"

    So who else here loves these things? And why do they sound so damn good
     
  2. RHA III

    RHA III Supporting Member

    Jul 22, 2012
    OR
    Just sold mine (to a TB member).

    Miss it already...
     
  3. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    They sound so damn good because they're inspired by the B-15 and tuned to sound very much like an early model B-15.
     
  4. FREAKYSTLYEY

    FREAKYSTLYEY Banned

    Jan 14, 2007
    I never saw or heard a b-15 in person but man do I love this thing
     
  5. JxBass

    JxBass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2008
    I liked mine so much I bought a second one :) Definitely ranks among my favorite combos of all time.
     
  6. P Town

    P Town

    Dec 7, 2011
    I have a B100R, and a B15. The B100R does an OK impression of the B15. And it is a very nice amp.
     
  7. I love mine, great tone...it's actually my second one..(1st one I stupidly sold to my brother)...but I have been having some issues with it lately.
     
  8. I have owned several. I kept my USA made Ampeg B100R, and will never let it go. EXCELLENT vintage style bass amp!
     
  9. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Melnibone
    I'm keeping mine too. These things sound great.
     
  10. stiles72

    stiles72

    Mar 20, 2009
    Albany IL
    Best little amp I've owned, and use it quite frequently alongside a B15

    gretchen-b15-portaflex.
     
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  11. thumpbass1

    thumpbass1

    Jul 4, 2004
    Best solid state amp that came out of the St. Louis Music era of Ampeg. Too bad the the B series solid state combos and heads of the same era, never got that magical preamp.
     
  12. dieselbass

    dieselbass

    May 15, 2010
    Davis CA
    got a really good tone out of church owned B100R this morning. Has to go a little to keep up with a loud drummer though.
     
  13. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man

    Feb 11, 2003
    :cool:

    The Rocket B100R is the best SS combo Ampeg ever made JMO
    I've own two, and a B50R.
     
  14. FREAKYSTLYEY

    FREAKYSTLYEY Banned

    Jan 14, 2007
    Love this thing
     
  15. kingblind

    kingblind

    Feb 13, 2011
  16. Staredge

    Staredge

    Aug 7, 2010
    Germantown, MD
    Jiffy-Pop makes a drum set????? :eyebrow:
     
  17. Just handed down the 50R to the kid. First practice amp made that sounded like a real amp.
     
  18. loendmaestro

    loendmaestro Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2004
    Vienna VA
    Never selling mine. Such a sweet tone...
     
  19. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    Lovin' my B100R. Great amp for preactice and recording.
     
  20. FREAKYSTLYEY

    FREAKYSTLYEY Banned

    Jan 14, 2007
    First gig with it was yesterday. Did great with two guitarists a drummer two vocalists. With room to spare
     

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