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
    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
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  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. :)
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  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.
  6. adk teleman

    adk teleman

    Aug 28, 2011
    Alex Bay NY
    Spector Basses, La Bella Strings
    Not true. The Ampeg sends 283 Watts internal and 167 to the extension. In all reality 350 vs 283 Watts is no noticeable difference.
  7. Bubble


    Apr 17, 2013
    Look at the BA210 V2 block diagram. The output is in parallel with the 8 ohm equivalent internal speakers.
    It divides evenly with an external 8 ohm load.

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  8. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Nope, that would be impossible. It's 283w when only the internal cab is being used, and it splits the 450w even between both cabs when you add an extension cab.
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  9. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    Hi twelvetrombones :)

    Happy NAD!!! :hyper::hyper::hyper:



    may the bass be with you

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  10. Bubble


    Apr 17, 2013
    This doesn't say the Fender is inferior. My guess is they have some cabinet that fits just perfectly.
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