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New amp day, Ampeg BA 210 V2

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by twelvetrombones, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. twelvetrombones

    twelvetrombones Martian Ambassador Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2017
    Portland, OR
    Test drove this vs a Fender Rumble 500 at GC and decided to go for Ampeg. I say it is an improvement over the Fender Rumble 25 I had before.

    It isn't quite as powerful as the Rumble 500 but I preferred the tone of the Ampeg, plus the price tag with rebate is almost $200 less.

    Might get an extension cab in the future as well if it holds up.

    Last edited: Nov 30, 2017
  2. High Camp

    High Camp

    Oct 3, 2013
    Congratulations on your score!
    And for the future: a PF210HE could be the extension cabinet for you. :)
    plav1959 and twelvetrombones like this.
  3. Bubble


    Apr 17, 2013
    I have a BA-210V2 on top of a BSE115T and it will make your hair fly.
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  4. Bubble


    Apr 17, 2013
    The Rumble 500 as I read, sends most of it's power to the combo cabinet, and only allows 150 watts for the external cabinet, 350 watts internal cabinet. The BA210 splits it 50 50 , so without any external cabinet only develops about 225 watts. 450 watts with two 8 ohm cabinets. That pretty much leaves it up to speaker SPL and some perceptual harmonics when both drive their max speaker load.
  5. Bubble


    Apr 17, 2013
    It's a tough choice between the two, if I could, I'd have both. The Ampegs are more tuned to my sonic preference, that strong sort of sound. I tried to mimic it with an equalizer and BP90 pedal , close but not quite.
    My new BA-210V2 does show a little fret buzz that my old amp doesn't. I didn't know it was there. I only need to raise the A string a minute bit. Actually sounds sort of good. I may try some sort of Sitar leaf spring to push under the strings for some special effects, then remove it when I want clean bass.

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