Silly question...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by CrawlingEye, Dec 11, 2001.


  1. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    Ok, so I was fooling with the BAM 210, and it has a "1x15 fliptop" model on it.


    What exactly is a "fliptop"?
    I've heard of "tilt back" but never "fliptop"...


    :confused:
     
  2. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    "Flip-top" is a type of combo (usu. Ampeg) where the
    amp is mounted on a "platform" and secured with latches
    to the cabinet proper. It could be "flipped" over for transport.

    It sounds like the BAM has some modelling for a flip-top sound.

    The Ampeg B15 was real popular in studios in the 60's and 70's.
    I think James Jamerson used one.

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  3. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    Interesting... It sounds kinda cool, actually...

    What's tonally gained/lost by this, though?

    (no need for the tech talk, just "it makes your sound more punchy" type of stuff. :) )
     
  4. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    Definitely punchy....ummm, "up front"?

    I don't think the flip-top trick added that much to the tone.
    I've got a couple Mesa tube heads, but find myself always
    goin' back to my B15-R. Love that thump :D.

    Keep an ear open next time one of these tunes comes on
    an oldies station (list). Probably Jamerson with a Precision
    through a B15.