New old heads

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by neenishtart, Feb 14, 2002.

  1. neenishtart


    Feb 14, 2002
    Just about to upgrade the rig, but i can only afford 2nd hand (boo) . So i was wondering if anyone had any outstanding opinions on these options:

    Fender Bassman 100 head (old, not the reissue or anything swanky. it looks it too...) Does that mean it will have complicated things that may need replacing and stuff??yuck.

    Ampeg B-15T head

    Ampeg 200W B2 head, Hartke 4 x 10", XL

    the B2 with the hartke 'package' is the most affordable.

  2. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    I have no experience with any of these except the Bassman. That is, if you are talking about the old tube head. I have a '74 Super. I like the sound of it, but you get almost no volume. It will be difficult to use in a band setting. It will be almost all mid and low mid. Not a lot of bass. All but impossible to use with a five. I think that is why guitarist like them so much.
  3. the B2 with the Hartke is BY FAR your best bet! I'd be very happy with that rig...and if the cab is 4-ohm, you'll get 350 watts, not 200.