So what's new, Ampeg?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by High Camp, Sep 25, 2017.


What will Ampeg launch next?

Poll closed Oct 25, 2017.
  1. Heritage category: the Heritage SVT-610HLF cab

    6 vote(s)
  2. Classic section: an SVT-210HLF cab

    2 vote(s)
  3. Classic section: an 200 watts all tube SVT head (an inbetweeny)

    15 vote(s)
  4. Portaflex dept: a PF-200T head

    14 vote(s)
  5. Pedals category: a D.I. with a tube

    14 vote(s)
  6. Pro Neo Series: a PN-212HLF cab

    6 vote(s)
  7. SVT Pro Series: a 200 watts all tube power amp

    6 vote(s)
  8. Bassamp (BA) Series: a 210 extension cabinet to the BA-210

    2 vote(s)
  9. Accessories: a bag of some sorts for the PF-20T and PF-50T

    5 vote(s)
  10. Swag section: Ampeg bumperstickers

    7 vote(s)
  11. Other... please tell us more!

    18 vote(s)
  1. Mark_70


    Dec 31, 2013
    Are they still working on this 5 lbs version of the 300 watt all tube SVT head ? I'd be all over that :D

  2. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    Darn! I hate missing such a golden opportunity! :laugh: (I'm slow these last few days. Missing cues all over the place.)

    But I don't have an ex. Been very happily and exclusively with the same girl since 1970. Still got and play my first "real" bass and amp too. "Do it right the first time and you won't need to do it again" as the saying goes.

    I guess I live in the Shire - a place where things change slowly, if they change at all.

    More likely I'm just an über-putz. ;)
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  3. Thrillhouse


    Jan 21, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    I voted for a PF-200T because that'd be awesome. I'm fairly positive that wont happen but I'd settle for a PF-100T (please, Ampeg).
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  4. cazclocker

    cazclocker My social skills are rapidly dwindling.

    Oct 24, 2014
    Newton, Kansas
    Huh? I smell a private joke. No fair - it was my suggestion about the AEB/AUB/Devil Bass reissues that prompted this... the rules clearly state that I get to know what you're talking about!
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  5. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    Mapleglo is a bass player and builder. You can usually find her over in the Luthiers Corner at TB. When she decides she wants a special bass, she builds it. She's done a Lemmy styled Ric sort of bass and is on her second Devil Bass build.

    She's very generous and open about sharing her experiences, and posts commentary and pictures along the various stages of her designs and builds. They're fun to read and very informative. I've learned a lot from her successes and freely admitted mistakes.

    Good TBer to follow IMO. And a nice person to get to know.
  6. Inky13


    Nov 13, 2016
    Buffalo NY
    Baby Bass reissue would be sweet.
  7. xJasonSmithx

    xJasonSmithx Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2003
    Denver, CO
    Things I would like to see:

    A sealed 6x10.

    Re-reissues of the Dan Armstrong basses. Wood or Lucite.
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  8. seamonkey


    Aug 6, 2004
    Ampeg and IK just released Ampeg SVX 2 and an upgrade to SVX 1
    There's lot praise in recording and live sound forums.

    To get from an Amp to a modeler they start with a schematic, model it, and go all the way through critical listening making tweaks along the way.

    Another approach is to start with a model with the goals of making an amp. Start with a model, with the whole intent to make and amp, after the model and critical listening is done with a crowd. Crowd source the next amp by asking the crowd what they want, making a model of what it'd sound like. Make a case with bricks so people would know the weight. And eventually make the amp. Plus a few more bass amp modelers along the way.

    It's actually not radically different. Many engineers do computer models first and try things out in the virtual world. The difference here is Ampeg could use the crowd for input.

    The modeling opportunities are huge as it reaches non-bass players who are also seeking a certain tone.
  9. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    A Heritage SVT-VR riding on a flat back 810 will come someday.
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  10. High Camp

    High Camp

    Oct 3, 2013
    Great responses so far, with some extra creative ideas! :)
  11. johnpbass


    Feb 18, 2008
    Glen Mills, PA
    How about upping the power on the Micro-VR to 350 watts?
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  12. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008

    Yes. An Ampegg that hatches a variety of emulations into a stand alone amp.

    Picture a small, unit with Wi-FI connectivity that builds on the IK emulations. Customize your sounds on your computer and download the settings, auxiliary control via a phone or pad app. Change settings on the fly or via a foot controller. Like they do with the Eventide H9 for example but into an amp.

    It would sell in large numbers to all the kids out there.
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  13. I picked other, heard they were going to reissue this for all the geezers here who complain about heavy amps.:roflmao:

  14. Xandrell


    Aug 23, 2014
    There's a new V4D all tube 200 watt head and a 215 neo cab to go with it. Or maybe that was a dream I had.
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  15. sowilson


    Jul 5, 2013
    A 2x15 neo cab (similar to a V6B cab maybe) with old school voicing and a 2x15 neo cab with a column-array for mid/hf elements.
    A modular tube power amp system. 50w, 100w, 200w, 500w modules that could be interconnected to drive a single set of speaker outputs. Modify the pf50T, V4B and SVT to work with the interconnect and then you could have a 800w SVT, or 200w V4B, 200w pf50T, 2100w V4B, etc.
    bobyoung53 and xJasonSmithx like this.
  16. abracadunphy


    May 22, 2015
    Scr-Di without the Scrambler section.
  17. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    This! A thousand times this! :thumbsup:
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  18. Xandrell


    Aug 23, 2014
    You're outta control, and that's how greatness is achieved.
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  19. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    Got just the preamp part out already. It's called the Ampeg Classic Analog Preamp Goes for $99 most places.


    You lose the DI and aux inputs. But there are better DIs out there.

    However, a box minus just the SCR would be pretty handy.
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  20. abracadunphy


    May 22, 2015
    Exactly, I got the scr-di and I love it, but the scrambler section is something I never use. Definitely if there was a version without the scrambler section I would buy it.
    The new pedals are fine, but i dont want to lose the aux in the headphones out, in addition to that D.i. works great for me.
    40Hz likes this.
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