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Got myself am Ampeg V4B

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Nino Valenti, May 4, 2002.

  1. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Well, I was on eBay as I always am if I'm not on TB & I saw this amp, <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=858111562&r=0&t=0&showTutorial=0&ed=1018948471&indexURL=0&rd=1">CLICK HERE</a>. The buy it now was $500 w/a begining at $400. So I deceided to bid $400 & I expected to get outbid. Luckily enough, I didn't. I got it & had it check out my a local & it needed a Driver tube. I plugged it into my SVT-410HLF in my garage & it SMOKES!!!!! I have a gig on May 18th & I wanna see what a 100W tube amp can do live!!!!!!
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=516306">
  2. That's one of the new ones, I see. Looks purdy.

    How loud can it go? Can you work with guitarists and drummers with it? How's it sound? Fill me in! :) :D

    The V4B and 410HLF are one of the options I'm considering when I (finally) get these stupid solid state amps out of here.
  3. BassPlayerGush


    Sep 23, 2001
    Congratulations! I have an Ampeg V4BH head and that smokes too man! I was wondering if there are any differneces in between your's and mine? Did they just change the name or something? Since I got my 100 watt tube amp, I vow never to go back to solid state.
  4. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I had my Sadowsky Vintage 5 plugged into the regular input (not the padded input for "active" & hight output basses) & it seemed VERY loud. I think that it'll be more than enough for the upcoming gig but I'll keep you posted.
  5. Congratulations with your V4b, Nino-Brown.

    I've got V4b too and i love it. It has a nice tube-tone that is unbeatable. I even like it more than the SVT Classic head (the V4b is smoother). It isn't as loud as the Classic though...
    For most situations the V4b is loud enough, but it also depends on the speakers you use. I use Ampeg SVT 210HE + SVT 115E cabinets and I never have problems being not loud enough. In most situations I even only use my 115E and still having no problems...
    IMO it is a clear advantage of the 100 watt V4b that you can crank it up without blowing the roof off. And yes, if you turn the gain to 12 o'clock and the mastervolume to 3 o'clock, you're in tube heaven (without being deaf for a week...).

    So Nino-Brown, have fun with it! :D :D :D

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