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Ordered an Ampeg B2R Head!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Usul, Jul 15, 2001.


  1. Well,I finally made a decision.I went ahead and ordered the Ampeg B2R head from www.music123.com for $549.00 and zero shipping.I did a lot of research online and talking to people.This amp should be more than enough power for what I need(350watts @4 ohms).

    Thanks everyone for your opinions and thoughts on the subject! :)

    Now*sigh* I have to worry about what cab to get.Ok,here we go again....going to have to scrimp on the cab a bit(but I knew that going into this).Thinking about Carvin.Any other suggestions? Probably only be able to afford a 2x10 for starters.


    Thanks!

    P.S.special thanks to CrawlingEye for all his help and input!:)
     
  2. berserk

    berserk

    Aug 24, 2000
    Parma, Ohio
    Congrats, I've had the head for over a year and it has always provided enough power. I love the tone controls and the simplicity of it. Hope you enjoy it as much as I have. :)
     
  3. I've run my B2R through a few different cabs, 115's are nice, but you'll get full grunt via a 410 or even 810. Must say, i've never tried a 210...although a 210+115 would work very nicely.

    With a 410 (i've run mine with an SVT410HLN) it's loud and fat. With an 810 I felt I would probably never need to upgrade the amp (mucho volume!)...but then i'd be lugging a fridge around everywhere!
     
  4. EString

    EString

    Nov 20, 2000
    Los Altos, CA
    I wish someone would buy MY Ampeg B-2R. It is a 2001 purchased from Bass Northwest, in mint condition with original box, documentation, and warranty. No wants it even though it is in totally pristine condition and I am selling it for significantly less than $549.00.

    Look here: http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1447085407

    <img src="http://wsphotofews.excite.com/013/Uz/zu/uK/AD34530.jpg">
     
  5. captainpabst

    captainpabst

    Mar 18, 2001
    Tennessee
    usul - i don't think the b2r is rated to run below 4 ohms. the carvin 2x10 is a 4 ohm cab. if you get that, you won't be able to add another cab without risking damaging the amp. the carvin 4x10 is only 100 bux more and 8 ohms - better value and future expandability.
     
  6. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    Anytime. You'll most likely love it. (can't promise, but damned near)

    I was actually thinking about getting one, but got my Firebass instead, because I perfer the smooth sound over the warm.

    Now, you need to get out and try out cabs when you get your head...

    ::sees spot to make cheesie joke::

    Always good to get head out of playing bass!

    ::realizes how corny that was and cowers away::

    :D
     
  7. Is there much difference between the B2R and the SVT350H (mosfet version of the SVT)? They both look to have the same controls, graphic eq etc.
     
  8. TonyS

    TonyS

    Dec 13, 1999
    USA
    Usul,
    Congradulations on your new purchase. I've been well satisfied with mine.

    Steve,
    My recollection is that the SVT350H is just a B2R in a cabinet. Same spec.'s either way.

    Tony
     
  9. EString

    EString

    Nov 20, 2000
    Los Altos, CA
    The concept of the 350H is actually a little silly, in my opinion. Yes, it is indeed just a B-2R for folks who prefer that "vintage" look. Obviously, a solid state amp takes up less space than a tube amp, so there is a big empty space in the back that serves seemingly no purpose. Maybe you could put some extra strings or effects pedals back there!
     
  10. ...and what's more they charge MORE for it! And it's heavier! They could've at least made the cabinet *slightly* rack-like (hidden ears even), so units could be bolted in...
     
  11. captainpabst

    captainpabst

    Mar 18, 2001
    Tennessee
    i think the svt 350h has a tube preamp whereas the b2r doesn't...but i could be wrong about that - i can't verify it. hmm. i guess the mosfet power stage is different than the b2r's. i listened to both of them the other day at guitar center and liked the b2r better. it's cheaper too.
     
  12. EString

    EString

    Nov 20, 2000
    Los Altos, CA
    The 350 is all solid state.
     
  13. Yup, there is NO difference to the B2R...
     
  14. I have owned a BR2 head for about 6 months now and I love it. I run it through an Eden 210XLT. It's like old school meets modern. The Eden is the 4 ohm, so I'm able to use all 350 watts. Great sound in a small package.