Ampeg Rocket Bass Combos

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by kranahan, Mar 29, 2021.

  1. kranahan

    kranahan Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2009
    San Francisco Bay Area
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  2. mattattack187

    mattattack187 Bass Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2012
    Ellsworth, ME
    I like the sound of the SGT circuit in the youtube demo. I would have held on to my SCR-DI if that was in it over the Scrambler.
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  3. jeff7bass


    Apr 9, 2009
    Nice looking combos.
  4. Jay Corwin

    Jay Corwin Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Sanborn, NY
  5. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
    My first thought from the email was that these seemed substantially similar to the current BA series, but the demos sounded pretty good and the weight savings is nice.
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  6. P Cheen

    P Cheen Chelsea Blue is the colour! Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2015
    Sacramento, CA
    Sign me up! Even though I just got a Microtubes 500 V2, I’ll probably add the RB-112 to my arsenal. Fantastic!

    Not that it matters, but anybody know where these are manufactured?
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  7. el jeffe bass

    el jeffe bass

    Nov 22, 2013
    New Mexico
    Looks like I’m going to be putting my Rumble 100 and Squier Jag short scale up for sale. Should just about cover the cost of the RB115.
  8. klaatu


    Feb 12, 2010
    Southbridge MA
    I was just about to post about these combos. Looks good and may be a good addition to their current gear with more to offer.
  9. Rich_Briere


    Jul 31, 2003
  10. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    This is the direction I was hoping for w/ Yamaha ownership.
  11. Looks pretty cool. I don’t need a combo but can see these selling well.
  12. 2F/2F


    May 26, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    Black check (what the hell happened to blue?) and 3-band e.q. Pass. The B-50R, B-100R, and B-200R, and the Rumbles, have highly preferable 4-band e.q. controls, IMO/IME.

    The light weight is nice. My B-100R is surprisingly awkward to carry, because it's so thick, with nothing but a top handle right in the middle. However, I wouldn't give up e.q. control for weight reduction.

    For this new line, I wish they had simply mated the B-100R's pre-amp to various power amps and cabs.
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  13. Lovep

    Lovep Supporting Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    Indianapolis, IN
    Very nice! Ampeg/Yamaha will definitely sell a bunch of these combos. I'm not a combo guy, but I like that these look better and weigh less than the Fender counterparts. I wish they had a few more additional information around matching cabs for the 115 and 210 combos.

    I wish they had a mid-range selector! ugh!

    I'm hoping for an updated SVT 7Pro!
  14. China, according to the comparison chart

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  15. Jay Corwin

    Jay Corwin Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Sanborn, NY
    I agree on all points, however in their hype video on the YT they do specifically state that other than the look - they are a completely different animal than the original rocket bass amps. for the sad face - my B100R has been collecting dust for quite some time as I can find no one to work on it in my area. It's my favorite amp of all time despite it being a tank to get around.
  16. 2F/2F


    May 26, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    To me, it seems like they are finally directly attacking the Rumble line...which I suppose they had to get around to at some point. Wide power range across the line, light weight, probably around the same prices.

    I will say that the Ampegs certainly look better...but I know, owning both, that the Rumble e.q. controls are superior to the standard Ampeg 3-band, for my uses. When it comes to possibly replacing my Portaflex with a "true combo" for gigging, it will likely be a Rumble (200 or 500) instead of one of these.
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  17. Yonni


    Oct 31, 2016
    I can’t see these listed in any UK stores. Are they on sale in the US yet?
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  18. JakobT


    Jan 9, 2014
    Oslo, Norway
    It’s a very welcome change. I’ve felt for a long time that Ampeg was stuck in a rut, and it’s good to see them striking out and finding new ground.
  19. Joris 55

    Joris 55

    Jun 5, 2009
    Nice! I still love my B-100R after all these years. If these amps sounds anything like it, they're gonna be everywhere. And a DI? Kewl!
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