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AMPEG sound in a budget?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by lava4485, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. lava4485


    Dec 31, 2013
    The question is Simple:
    How do I get AMPEG tone in a budget amount??
    I've looked at some options:

    1. Micro-CL comes at around 370USD (if converted to BDT)
    2.Tech21 Sans-amp at around 300USD(if converted to BDT)

    Plz tell what U find will be better.

    I own a SUB4 Bass and a MXR Bass com. Will buy a delay and chorus soon. :)
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Sansamps are cool but they're not amps or cabs. Micro CL isn't a bad way to go. Not the loudest rig on earth but cops that Ampeg sound to a large degree. If you can save some more money, though, the Micro VR is better.
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  4. lava4485


    Dec 31, 2013
    I wasn't looking for a loud rig... Sansamp seem to have more tonal option than the CL..... The deluxe has 6-preset! and also I can have some pedals in Fx-loop and can put them on the pedal board!!
  5. Gearhead17

    Gearhead17 Supporting Member

    May 4, 2006
    Roselle, IL
    Tech 21 VT Bass with a little bit of Drive added in grabs the feel of an Ampeg tube amp. The Tech 21 BDDI - I don't feel it represents Ampeg at all.
  6. Skip buying the delay and chorus for now and use the extra funds to get the MicroVR as JimmyM suggests.
  7. Selta

    Selta Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Yup, basically this. Unless you have a more pressing need for FX than tone somehow. Overall though, it's hard to give you suggestions as "Ampeg sound" covers a lot of ground too.
  8. So, do you have an amp and cabinet already and are looking for a pedal that can cop the Ampeg tone?
  9. lava4485


    Dec 31, 2013
    But don't U guys feel I am gonna have more tones with the VT....... maybe not ampeg.... but nice tones! :/
  10. lava4485


    Dec 31, 2013
    My brother owns a jam-pad and I will send the VT to the mixer to a JBL!
  11. Mortom27


    Jul 22, 2013
    Charlotte, NC
    +1 on the VT Bass character pedal, is an awesome pc of gear, I leave my ON all the time
  12. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I like the VT a lot, no doubt. And it does a very good job at copping Ampeggy tones, and it will get you a bigger range of dirty tones than the Micro VR. But for clean and mildly distorted tones, the Micro VR will do everything the VT does and it's easier to use. The VT's controls are ultra-sensitive and isn't the easiest pedal to find a tone and change tones on the fly that I've used. Plus it has an advantage of being a full amp that doesn't require your brother ;) Still, I won't tell you not to get the VT...I have a VT Deluxe, and though I don't use it much anymore, it's a great little pedal.
  13. bccbass


    Dec 31, 2010
    I think the cheapest way to get the Ampeg tone is the BA-108 combo ($99).
  14. Worldeeeter

    Worldeeeter Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2010
    Charlotte, NC
    You can get a Zoom B3. The SVT amp simulator on that thing is great. It's how I get Ampeg tone when I want it.
  15. I figured they were the same amp, just with different tolex on 'em. I'm not saying that I disagree, I just figured.
  16. lava4485


    Dec 31, 2013
    I got a Ibanez SW15 amp-combo...... Its a little bed-room amp. It doesn't wake up my family members when I play at night!! :meh:
    I might be using it when practicing by my-self....

    BTW another QUES: I played the VT Bass character-stomp one. Not the Deluxe one. Does it sound and tweaks exactly the same??

  17. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Nope. The Micro VR has a better sounding cab and a 150w head with separate master and gain, whereas the Micro CL's head is 100w and has a single volume.

    Lava, yes they do work the same except the VT Deluxe saves up to 6 presets, and the regular VT has a speaker sim defeat switch. I used to have one of the early VT's with the speaker sim defeat, and they sound identical to me.
  18. lava4485


    Dec 31, 2013
    Thanks man!! :)

    Live-wise (in a country where a amp-mic is rarely given......) VT Bass Deluxe seems a more practical option. :) So... I guess I already made up my mind!

    VR seems to have a grawly-er tone than CL (maybe It was the parameters) So, I don't feel its my style! :)