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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bassmaniac72, Jan 19, 2012.


  1. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    I wonder how it's different than the Micro_VR?
     
  2. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    It only mentions 100w @ 8 ohms, like it doesn't do 4 ohms.
     
  3. According to the specs it is weaker, only 100 watts at 8 ohms vs the 150 the Micro VR is listed at. Plus, there's no mention of it working at 4 ohms, which seems kinda odd.
     
  4. bassmaniac72

    bassmaniac72

    Jan 2, 2012
    the micro CL would cost 449 $ (head + cabinet)
     
  5. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
  6. hennessybass

    hennessybass Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2008
    Houston, TX
    File under the "we gotta have something new to release at NAMM" category.
     
  7. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    :D

    Oh well, some years are slower than others, I guess.
     
  8. I sense a disturbance in the amp forums...
    like dozens of guys just went "meh" and were suddenly unimpressed...
     
  9. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    The lack of a substantial bass offering doesn't really surprise me. They have been putting a lot of effort and resources into re-establishing the guitar amp line. This took a lot of money in terms of consultants, overhead, and scheduling production and there is only so much that can be budgeted for in the year.

    All their Heritage products were bass related so I can see adding a Heritage guitar amp to the line. They seem to be committed to keeping the Heritage bass products that are already being offered.

    The Micro-VR went through a bit of a rough period and the Micro-CL looks like it is intended as a replacement. The VR will probably be phased out.

    Hopefully this year will be dedicated to the development of something spectacular for the bass community. By spectacular, I mean a Heritage VR and straight back cab and a 100W tube amp.
     
  10. PersonalTraynor

    PersonalTraynor

    Jan 14, 2011
    Lady parts, Canada
    peaveyTraynor freakazoid...
    Get your P basses ready Ampeg fans! Namm is coming!
     
  11. will33

    will33

    May 22, 2006
    austin,tx

    Does this mean I can get a Gemini II ?....that would be cool.:cool:
     
  12. michael_atw

    michael_atw

    Feb 28, 2009
    Jamestown, NY
    Tonally, likely the same way the 300W CL is different from the 300W VR.
     
  13. YuppyPunk

    YuppyPunk

    Oct 21, 2011
    It's the the Micro-VR, but without the mojo.

    The cab is only rated for 100watts so it's not even a good alternative to the VR210 for a verticle 410 setup.
     
  14. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    Who wouldn't like a guitar amp with a lot in common with the B-15.
     
  15. The dimensions are all weird.
    In the pics, the head looks less wide, just by a little.
    In the specs, the cab is supposed to be twice as wide.
    Am I missing something?

    Ampeg: Classic Series - MICRO-CL Stack
     
  16. I think they mixed-up the height and width measurements in the specs at the bottom.

    S
     
  17. fenderhutz

    fenderhutz Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Harpers Ferry WV
    When another TB'er call the Micro VR a toy and novelty item I laughed. It is a great head (minus the cabs issues with it).

    This however, sadly, is a toy.
     
  18. will33

    will33

    May 22, 2006
    austin,tx
    So that's why it sounded so good, I had no idea....should've plugged my bass in there.:p
     

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