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Damm Ampeg

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by big stubby, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. big stubby

    big stubby

    Feb 1, 2007
    Okay, so I pick up my bass to practice on my already once repaired Ampeg BA115 combo and everytime I hit F# it sounds like the speaker is blown out. I obviously have to have this repaired AGAIN. But as soon it as it is done then I am done with it. Any suggestions on what I should replace it with? I don't play out and only get together with my buddies every once and while. I do want more volume though. This amp was made in China, and it is obvious to me that Ampeg has not kept a close eye on quality control.
  2. sedan_dad

    sedan_dad Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2006
    Play a G flat instead.

    Is it really the amp?
    Are you sure it's not the speaker ?
    I not up on the Ba115 but does it have a extention speaker out ?
  3. those arent very loud in the first place.

    so you want another combo amp right? perhaps try a 210 combo instead of a 115 and you might get a better volume, and enjoy the tighter sound.

    I recommend the GK and fender combo amps over the ampeg ones...
    i used to have the ba115hp, and it definitly lacked
  4. no, i dont think it does, if i remember correctly.
  5. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
    If you want it to go low and loud don't run a combo, any combo. Combos are designed to be convenient, the trade off is a cab size too small to go loud in the low end.
  6. well yea.. true, but it doesnt sound like hes looking for a rig of doom..
  7. fenderhutz

    fenderhutz Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Harpers Ferry WV
    I really liked the Nemesis NC212 when I brought it back from the dead.
  8. big stubby

    big stubby

    Feb 1, 2007
    No, I don't need a rig of doom, just something to jam with my buddies with and that is easy to transport. Any info on the Fender Bassman 250/115 combo?
  9. i really like the bassman combos!

    I have not owned one so I cannot give a super detailed review, but whenever I try one, I love the sound and Punch coming from the little combo amp. Try one of them out if you can.
  10. alembic5


    Dec 5, 2004
    Seattle, Wa.
    +1 on the Nemesis combos. Reasonably priced, great sound and decent volume. Light weight to boot! The Mesa walkabout scout combos are nice, albeit a bit more pricey. I had the 12" combo and it got pretty loud with plenty of booty. The loudest combo by far (and I still think the best sounding) is the Peavey BAM 210. 350 watts, amp emulation, foot pedal... 500 watts with an extension cab. You can get them for around $500 now. Downside... heavy! That is the only reason I sold it. Oh yeah, I also had a Fender Bassman 400 210 combo. It was a good sounding unit, although it had some issues. I sold it only because I didn't trust it. Good luck!

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