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Problem with Ampeg B2

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by KevinC, Feb 3, 2002.


  1. KevinC

    KevinC Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2002
    West Des Moines, IA
    I have a Ampeg B2 that I bought new in '96. It has been a great amp until a month ago. I am having a problem with it cutting out or volume cutting in half. Now after 5 minutes or less of heavy usage, high volume, it starts to make funny noises, squeals, oscillating noise, etc. without any bass even plugged in. I have also replaced my speaker cable with a new, better quality cable.

    I have taken it to a local tech that is not a Ampeg tech, but he cleaned all contacts, re-soldered a few things, but it seems to be worst than ever.

    If anyone has any ideas on what it could be or how to fix, I would really appreciate the help.

    Kevin