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NAD: Ampeg B100R!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Pentatonic, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. New Ampeg B100R owner here! Found this beauty on CL today. Made in USA and in minty condition, this amp still had the factory plastic covering the amp chrome. It came with casters and a nice padded case as well. I really like the tone and think it will help me become a better player!

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  2. leemelone


    May 24, 2011
    Congrats on your new amp! I love mine and I glad I have it now that my SVT CL died. The tone is pure Ampeg and sounds very close to the old tube fliptops.
  3. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Ampeg B100R; the Holy Grail of bass combos.
    SwitchGear likes this.
  4. Fenderon


    May 28, 2008
    I love mine.
  5. precijazz

    precijazz I want a name when I lose.

    Aug 31, 2011
    Me too.
  6. PWRL


    Sep 15, 2006
    Great amp, congratulations. I have had one for maybe twelve years or so, and it was the best gear purchase I ever made. I would like to pick up another one to maybe treat a little better than the one I have now.
  7. shirojiro


    Jan 24, 2001
    San Francisco
    Nice score!
    Dont be afraid to turn the knobs all the way orto use the buttons. Lots of tones in there. Turn up the volume too. Nice tbick tone.
    I love mine too
  8. Nice. Mine was such a revelation.
  9. Neener

    Neener Grumpy Old Dog

    Feb 25, 2007
    Mechanicsburg, PA
    Great find, you did well.
  10. shadven


    Dec 30, 2009
    Tampa, FL
    I rock therefore I am.
    I have 2 of them. Great amp and a work horse. I have 5 or 6 amps I can gig with, but most of the time it is my trusty B100R tone machine.
  11. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Actually, that would be the B-15 ;) but the B100R is really good.
  12. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Allow me to rephrase:
    Ampeg B100R; the Holy Grail of SS bass combos.
  13. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    :D Fair enough, sir!
  14. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Congrats always loved these amps.
  15. lowend1


    Feb 15, 2005
    Congratulations! I have two B100Rs and they are keepers for sure. Do they make one a better player? Didn't work for me...:D
  16. Sorado71

    Sorado71 Sunn since 1971! Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2010
    St. Louis, Mo.
    I like mine, too!
  17. Thanks everyone, I'm really enjoying it so far.

    The "pop" it makes on shutdown is quite loud, I understand from other posts here that most B100Rs do this.
  18. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Not to worry about that. It's no biggie. A lot of amps do that.
  19. Jayhawk


    Sep 6, 2006
    Kansas City
    Congrats on your purchase. Picked mine up a couple of years ago and love it. It's a heavy little sucker, but man does it sound good!
  20. lowend1


    Feb 15, 2005
    Both of mine do the pop thing. I now view it as an audible confirmation that I have turned the amp off.:)