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New Ampegs what would you like to see?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Red Planet, Jun 8, 2018.


  1. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

    Jan 30, 2004
    SLC, Utah -USA-
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Basses
    @JimmyM, I'm still kicking myself for not buying an SVP-CL when they were still in production. :(
     
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  2. johnpbass

    johnpbass

    Feb 18, 2008
    Glen Mills, PA
    A pedal version of the 5 band mid selector.
     
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  3. Jim C

    Jim C Spector#496:More curves than Sophia + better sound Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    They are still out there and sell for between $300 - $400.
    I love mine, but not so popular with most.
     
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  4. seamonkey

    seamonkey

    Aug 6, 2004
    BluGuitar is a start up. "Amp 1"
    They're taking the old solder in tubes and putting on their boards.
    They thought up the idea, you want big Yamaha nudging into their niche?

    Yamaha already has figured out how to model tubes and solid state. Go take a listen, you might change your mind that it hasn't been done yet with modeling.
     
  5. seamonkey

    seamonkey

    Aug 6, 2004
    EEEngine amps in bass gear.
     
  6. Korladis

    Korladis Supporting Member

    Did it have two channels, though?
     
  7. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    No. Buy two.
     
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  8. fourstringburn

    fourstringburn Supporting Member

    Jun 30, 2009
    New Mexico
    Take your pic of any 2!

    image.

    I own the Pro and BSP. I think the Pro is more versatile with the Drive knob and foot switchable EQ along with an effects loop. It's also a 5 tube pre.

    The BSP is good for screwing around with distortion. I don't care for it other than that though.
     
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  9. Korladis

    Korladis Supporting Member

    I would prefer just the straight up two channel VR front end in preamp form.
     
  10. fourstringburn

    fourstringburn Supporting Member

    Jun 30, 2009
    New Mexico
    That would be great, I would consider one if available.

    Because it seems that preamps are out of fashion and amp modeling and pedals are in, wishful thinking at best.
     
  11. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

    Jan 30, 2004
    SLC, Utah -USA-
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Basses
    I just scanned the thread, if someone already posted it, my new bifocals are to blame. :D

    How about a neo 410HE and 810E?
     
  12. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Well they do have a neo 410. Ported, but not all super deep like the 410hlf. A neo 810e wouldn't be a bad idea if it truly sounds like the 810e, and a terrific idea if it sounds like the H810e. But if not, I'd have to put myself down as NI.
     
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  13. mattwear

    mattwear

    Aug 7, 2006
    Wellington, NZ
    I’ll read on TB just recently that an SVT’s channel two is (based on?) the B-15 preamp. Makes sense because it has only bass and treble controls, no mid control.
    Therefore a two channel VR pre would give you an SVT and B-15. Cool. Being able to use them separately or together with an output for each might be useful.
     
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  14. Doublesixes

    Doublesixes

    Feb 17, 2013
    So Cal
    I'd like to see a voltage selector 120/240 in the back of at least the combos. If Hartke can do it, I'm sure Ampeg can do it too. I think nowhere in Europe you'll find 110 V and for some of us that travel with our amps, it would be a nice feature to have.
     
  15. MordBass

    MordBass

    Nov 1, 2017
    Midwest
    I have an SVP-Pro that I currently run and its great as well so I know what ya mean. Currently doing that into an avalon u5
     
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  16. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    There's a reason they don't. Ampeg's combos are traditional SS with power transformers except for the BA210. So you'd either have to rewire the power transformers on the board to use them in different countries or swap them out if they don't have wires for different voltages. All their light amps have the switches, though. Much easier to do on them because there are no power transformers.
     
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  17. somebrains

    somebrains

    Feb 7, 2017
    I have a later SVP-CL, it needs to come back in some shape or form.
    A pedal, a new Class D head, something.

    The 2p is what I think of everytime I hear a Darkglass pedal clip I like.
    That should come back in some form too.
     
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  18. Doublesixes

    Doublesixes

    Feb 17, 2013
    So Cal
    Oh, that makes sense. My BA108 isn't a Class D amp which had it been, the voltage selector feature would be most likely available or at least possible. Surprisingly, Fender combos while being Class D, don't offer that feature.
     
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  19. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

    Jan 30, 2004
    SLC, Utah -USA-
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Basses
    @JimmyM
    I remember many years ago I tried an Ampeg 410 that was rear ported. I don't remember the model but I was VERY impressed with it's sound. I'm pretty sure it wasn't part of their Classic line.

    They also once made a combo, where the head portion could be removed. There was a local guy that I saw using it in clubs, and it sounded really full, with more volume that I thought was possible for a unit it's size. This was back in the mid 90's.
     
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  20. wizard65

    wizard65

    Sep 1, 2014
    I agree, the same reason I haven’t bought a PF 350.