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Is my new Ampeg worth anything?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Sutton, Mar 23, 2005.

  1. Sutton


    Mar 3, 2005
    Plainwell, MI
    I recently got a free Ampeg combo off of my grandma, but I'm not able to find much info about it. Its a B-115, and I've found that it was build in Febuary of 1981. Its solidstate, and is only 120 watts through 1 fifteen. I'm not planning on selling it, I just wanted to know if this is one of this incredibly rare and valueable amps.

    Thanks for your help
  2. Dr. D

    Dr. D Loaded For Bear

    Jan 13, 2005
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    I bought an ampeg ba-115 last month. I think they are still in production, so no, they are not rare, But they are good.

    It is a good practice amp, and you can use the xlr out -> a pa system, if it isnt loud enought for a gig, which I dont see as a pronlem. I love mine.
  3. I think he said B-115, not BA-115....besides..the BA series weren't in production in 81 :)
  4. Sutton


    Mar 3, 2005
    Plainwell, MI
    Exactly, Its a B-115, not a BA-115.

    Anyone else with some info?
    I plan on keeping it regardless, simply for the vintage look and the classic ampeg sound, I just wanted to see if its worth something. Lol, who am I kidding? If its worth like a grand, I'd be selling it in a heartbeat.
  5. Dr. D

    Dr. D Loaded For Bear

    Jan 13, 2005
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    I did something like that a couple of months ago, and Now I am really sorry about it. I had my fedex guy sell me an 1963 fender pro reverb (all original) BUt a little ratty. for $50. I thought it was a good deal, so I bought it. I sold it to a guy the next week for $75.00 I figured, good profit.

    He had it restored, cost him $150, and sold it for $1250.....
    I felt like such a dummy.
  6. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
    If it was a '67 B15 in cherry condition it would be worth something. An '81 B115 is a nice little amp but not a collectable.
  7. Sutton


    Mar 3, 2005
    Plainwell, MI
    Lol, so I just got to give it 20 more years or so?
  8. RBASS930

    RBASS930 Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2005
    New York
    Hmmmm.....I have an all original 67' B-15 in great condition (not cherry). What would you guys think it would be worth?
  9. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    I guess I'm the only one here who remembers when those amps were new. There was also a matching 4-10 version (heavy!!) called the B-410 (doh).

    A used one is only worth about $100 today. Keep it.
  10. Sutton


    Mar 3, 2005
    Plainwell, MI
    lol, This 115 is heavy too. I had to take a break after carrying it inside. and i'm used to lugging half stacks around
  11. OiBass


    Apr 9, 2003
    Too bad your Grandma didn't want to lug around a SVT
    head & cab during her Rock N' Roll days-
    Then youd be sittin' pretty! :)
  12. Sutton


    Mar 3, 2005
    Plainwell, MI
    lol, I know

    Rumor has it, she has a rickenbacker from the late 70's laying around. Ofcourse, I'm investigating that theory....
  13. The 0x

    The 0x

    Aug 24, 2003
    Timonium, MD
    Aren't we cousins? :eyebrow: ;)