Recording the Ampeg b-50r?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by wblaze, May 2, 2003.

  1. wblaze


    Apr 26, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Has anyone done any recording with the Ampeg b-50r combo amp?

    My band is doing 3-song EP next week and I'm either bringing this or my SVT-III w/15" cab set up.
    (Playing a P-bass.) It's a 16-track 1" facility so I'll probably get 2 tracks, direct and amped. I've recorded the 15" before and it got a little bassy, so I'm curious to try the b-50r.

    Thanks for any opinions!

  2. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    As soon as you stick a mike in front of it, the amount of volume the amp puts out is unimportant.

    I'd bring the smaller amp myself but better yet if the studio has a decent amp there I'd just use that.
  3. Rod B.

    Rod B.

    Jun 11, 2002
    I've done little "demo" type 4-track recording going just line out of the B50R and it sounded pretty good. Since you have 2 tracks, mic the amp too. Between the two, you sound be able to mix a great sound.