Recommend me an Ampeg please

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Rufes, Feb 19, 2013.


  1. Rufes

    Rufes

    Sep 27, 2005
    I play a '68 Jazzbass and as you may think I like the classic tones. I play mostly Fusion, jazz and blues and only at home. No slap and no pick. Just classic fingers.

    I have had an EBS Neogorm, a couple of Phil Jones and an Aguilar Tone Hammer 350 with a 2x12. None of them have given me the tone I am after.

    Now I want to try an Ampeg and I am thinking about a 1x12 combo.

    What would you recommend me? Any other alternative?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jawbone

    Jawbone

    Jul 15, 2010
    Humboldt County
    Ampeg B-200r
     
  3. Mastermold

    Mastermold Supporting Member

    May 5, 2008
    Orange County, California
    Firemelon
    The B200R has been out of production for a few years now but the new PF-350 and PF-500 heads with the new portaflex cabs should be on your list.
     
  4. +1 on the pf. great sound
     
  5. bassguy72

    bassguy72

    Sep 7, 2011
    +2 on the pf series.......
     
  6. +3 on the PF
     
  7. Ampeg B50R if you can find one.

    THe B200R rattled like no one's business. At least mine did. I sold it. Still have my B50R!
     
  8. GBassNorth

    GBassNorth

    Dec 23, 2006
    SoCal
    +4 on the PF
     
  9. Mastermold

    Mastermold Supporting Member

    May 5, 2008
    Orange County, California
    Firemelon
    Yeah a lot of rattle issues were reported with the B200R. But if you get a good one (mine is still good) they have great tone.
     
  10. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Grand Rapids Michigan
    +5 on the PF recommendation.

    Or if you want to go whole hog, find a used B-15 in decent shape.
     
  11. growler-br

    growler-br

    Jan 11, 2009
    New Windsor NY
    I own the PF500. Its light weight, but has heavy weight sound. So I +whatever number. You will not regret it.