So what's new, Ampeg?

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


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What will Ampeg launch next?

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

    6 vote(s)
    6.3%
  2. Classic section: an SVT-210HLF cab

    2 vote(s)
    2.1%
  3. Classic section: an 200 watts all tube SVT head (an inbetweeny)

    15 vote(s)
    15.8%
  4. Portaflex dept: a PF-200T head

    14 vote(s)
    14.7%
  5. Pedals category: a D.I. with a tube

    14 vote(s)
    14.7%
  6. Pro Neo Series: a PN-212HLF cab

    6 vote(s)
    6.3%
  7. SVT Pro Series: a 200 watts all tube power amp

    6 vote(s)
    6.3%
  8. Bassamp (BA) Series: a 210 extension cabinet to the BA-210

    2 vote(s)
    2.1%
  9. Accessories: a bag of some sorts for the PF-20T and PF-50T

    5 vote(s)
    5.3%
  10. Swag section: Ampeg bumperstickers

    7 vote(s)
    7.4%
  11. Other... please tell us more!

    18 vote(s)
    18.9%
  1. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    I guess I'll take that as a compliment :D Anyway, it's fine. I don't get commissions.
     
  2. This too, has already happened BTW.
     
  3. cazclocker

    cazclocker My social skills are rapidly dwindling.

    Oct 24, 2014
    Newton, Kansas
    Okay ... I didn’t know that. So... Ampeg, bring on the reissue Baby Bass!!
     
  4. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    My 2nd Devil bass build:


    The build thread is here. If you read through, you'll see I've started a third. I can't seem to stop...
     
  5. 12BitSlab

    12BitSlab Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2016
    Liberty Township
    I would like to see a Micro-VR head with the PF500 preamp while retaining the current power amp. Micro-VR-V2?
     
  6. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
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  7. SactoBass

    SactoBass A retired civil engineer who likes all-tube amps! Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    Lake Havasu City, AZ
    If Ampeg came out with a 200 watt SVT-VR head, I would be all over that! (especially if it weighed around 60 pounds instead of the SVT's weight at 80 pounds).

    I would also love to have an Ampeg rackmount 200 watt all tube power amp that I could use with my favorite rackmount preamp!

    Both of those products would need to have iron power and output trannies for me to be interested (no SMPS).

    IMHO, those two products would be home runs for Ampeg! :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Korladis

    Korladis Inactive

    Discontinuing the 410HLF.
     
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  9. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    He mentioned the Devil Bass, and said he knows just the woman for the job of making them again. So I of course thought "devil" and "woman" and made an ex-girlfriend crack. I thought it was pretty obvious :D
     
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  10. johnpbass

    johnpbass

    Feb 18, 2008
    Glen Mills, PA
    Another Micro-VR idea: add a midrange rocker like on the V4B so you could boost or cut at one of the 3 selected frequencies. Don't know if there's room to squeeze it in though.
     
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  11. High Camp

    High Camp

    Oct 3, 2013
    Netherlands
    Why stop at three, when you can go all the way to five?:)
     
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  12. johnpbass

    johnpbass

    Feb 18, 2008
    Glen Mills, PA
    To me the rocker switch feels more VR vibe. :)
     
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  13. cazclocker

    cazclocker My social skills are rapidly dwindling.

    Oct 24, 2014
    Newton, Kansas
    Sorry - it was not obvious to me who he was talking about, but I could see that you did! It's usually the obvious things that escape me first!
     
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  14. Michael Schreiber

    Michael Schreiber Commercial User

    Oct 14, 2014
    Kassel / Germany
    www.frau-kapitaen.com
    And instead re-issuing an 810 flatback, yeah! \m/
    Or an 810 with convertible back; square to flat :D
     
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  15. SactoBass

    SactoBass A retired civil engineer who likes all-tube amps! Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    Lake Havasu City, AZ
    Here's an idea. There seems to be alot of love for the all-tube PF-50T, but I have read a number of comments from some TB'ers that they don't care for the "Darth Vader" look. So, an idea is, produce an all-tube 50 watter (same circuitry as the PF-50T) but have the exterior of the amp look like the Ampeg SVT Micro VR head.

    And also, take the SVT VR micro cabs (the sealed ones) and deepen them a bit (to match the depth of one of the inner chambers of the Heritage fridge cab) and have them come with the same drivers that come in the Heritage fridge cab.

    What a sweet rig *THAT* would be! (IMO)
     
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  16. CharlieC

    CharlieC

    Aug 20, 2010
    New York, NY
    Indeed! ;)

    --> Wanted: Ampeg Heritage SVT-210E

    heritage_210.png
     
  17. High Camp

    High Camp

    Oct 3, 2013
    Netherlands
    Looking good!
    You know, it could be done.
    The head looks a bit like the GVT series head.
    mncvgua0hr8csil2dzdb.jpg

    So, Ampeg wouldn't have to do too much (re)designing.
    (says I with zero building experience).
    Anyway, again, love those thoughts!
     
  18. SactoBass

    SactoBass A retired civil engineer who likes all-tube amps! Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    Lake Havasu City, AZ
    Absolutely YESSSSS!!! A USA-made Ampeg "Micro" Heritage SVT rig (where the head has 8-ohm and 4-ohm taps so that you could run just one of those cabs or a pair of those cabs.) And with the post-transformer DI out, just like the PF-50T currently has.

    And the cab is an *EXACT* match (depth, etc.) to one of the inner chambers of the Heritage fridge cab, with the same speakers as the Heritage fridge cab.

    *TOTALLY* cool! I would definitely buy such a rig (one head and a pair of cabs) in a heartbeat! :thumbsup:
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2017
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  19. High Camp

    High Camp

    Oct 3, 2013
    Netherlands
    And how many watts, then?
    A crazy 50 watts tube amp, with a switch to 25 watts (like the B15R and the Heritage B15N more or less)
    That would be great: home practice and medium volume gigs...
     
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  20. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    I'm going to throw this crazy idea out there. A 50 watt tube head for the 2/10 Heritage cab, that has a built-in 800 watt class D amp. All purpose - home, medium gigs, and all out arena rock and roll.
     
  21. Primary

    Primary TB Assistant

    Here are some related products that TB members are talking about. Clicking on a product will take you to TB’s partner, Primary, where you can find links to TB discussions about these products.

     
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