Ampeg V4B Re-Issue Ad Showed up......I really dont need it, do I?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Fair Warning, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. Fair Warning

    Fair Warning Deliverin' the Goods!

    So an ad showed up on an internet marketplace for a new looking Ampeg V4B Re-Issue. Last week it was $600. Now I look and its $500. That's a great price, but I really don't need another power house amp. After all, I have a true classic 1970's V4B in the stable....

    Damn that GAS!
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  2. sowilson


    Jul 5, 2013
    sure you need it.

    As a spare or
    Retire the vintage to studio work and use the new one for giging or
    link them and have 200 watts for tube goodness (each driving it's own 1x15, 1x12, 2x10, or 2x12) or
    run your bass through an effects processor and have one stage left and one stage right. Damn the phasing, full stereo imaging shifting on mode.
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  3. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Well it IS 20 lbs lighter than the original. And think of all the fun ABing them you'd be missing out on.

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  4. beans-on-toast


    Aug 7, 2008
    Amp GAS addiction can be overcome. Buy a new bass.
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2018
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  5. slagheap


    Dec 23, 2011
    when i looked this morning...there's a beauty of an early magnavox era V4B on CL sfbayarea. super clean example.
  6. Dp1363


    Jan 8, 2011
    South Jersey US
    The V4B reissue is an awesome sounding amp. If the 100 watts is enough power for you, I would go for it.

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