Calling all AMPEG aficionados! - should i buy this B15 Fliptop?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Mr Q, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. Mr Q

    Mr Q

    Apr 24, 2019
    First time user so be gentle! ;)

    Please see the pix below of an amp i'm considering buying.

    Does anyone have any opinions on this thing based on the pix? Price seems ok here in Europe (2300 euro) considering what these seem to go for these days.

    But perhaps to the expert eagle eye there is something to be aware (or beware) of?

    Is it clear from the pix which variant this is?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Is it clear from the pix which variant this is?
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  2. abarson


    Nov 6, 2003
    Santa Cruz
    So, you're asking the choir to sing for you?
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  3. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
    Looks like a 65-67 head (or a 67/68 with earlier knobs) on a 69-80 cab. The shelf ported cab is the later thiele design which was introduced in 69 or so. The screws on the top are the positions for the pcb based amps.
  4. Ross W. Lovell

    Ross W. Lovell

    Oct 31, 2015

    I believe ALL bass players should own one.
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  5. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Agreed. It's two orphans put together. Still, I bet it's kickass. Just don't know if I'd pay that much for orphans.
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  6. filmtex


    May 29, 2011
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  7. Mr Q

    Mr Q

    Apr 24, 2019
    Actually i was kinda hoping they'd play bass.........

    Thanks guys .......... if it's not complete then i agree it's overpriced, i'll pass on this one.

    It's a lot of money to pay, but these (original and complete) amps will only increase in value, so it' a win-win.
  8. beans-on-toast


    Aug 7, 2008
    Looks good to me. Original transformer cans. Looks like an original speaker.

    Without an image inside the chassis, you don’t know what has been done. Ask if any maintenance has been performed. Has there been a recap. Is the PCB damaged and patched or has the circuits been modified in any way.

    Most importantly, how does it sound?

    Expect to pay a lot in Europe. It's top dollar. The studio may not be that motivated to sell it.
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2019
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  9. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
    Without knowing the European market that definitely seems high to me for a mix and match, but looking at what’s out there in the states prices seem to be trending high. If it sounds good, has been serviced, and there isn’t much else available locally in that price range it might not be bad.
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