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That new ampeg amp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Timmah, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. Timmah

    Timmah Supporting Member

    May 19, 2011
    Ampeg just posted this big guy on Facebook... ImageUploadedByTalkBass.com1357948623.247757.
    And asked for guesses as to what it is.
    Some sort of v4 maybe?
    The 100 watt tube amp they've been promising?
  2. jumbodbassman

    jumbodbassman Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Stuck in traffic -NY & CT
    Born Again Tubey
    that would be my guess. too much for the poor man b15
  3. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Yep. If it's no master and no reverb I would say V4. The switches, size of the transformer, and two inputs are pretty good hints. I bet bstring could give us a few more reasons as well as some others.
  4. Really hoping it is. It sure looks like it.
  5. Four output tubes hiding under the wood? Classic non-master V4B control and input config. To bad we can't see all the valves used! May have some octals in the preamp ala B15?
    My bets are V4B maybe with a bit of hotroding in the preamp. NICE :D
  6. hodgy


    May 5, 2004
    Bothell, WA
    Tech Support- Ampeg/ Mackie
    I saw this up close today. If you look very closely you can see tiny little men lurking below the preamp. I doubt if those will be included on the production model.
  7. Then dang it I won't buy one ;)

    Not spilling any beans? I have 3/4 bottle of JD here!
  8. It's a boy!
  9. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    Nice V4B. The cabinet looks like it needs a bit more work.
  10. Mike in Chicago

    Mike in Chicago Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    I was really hoping they'd dump those 3 position rockers like they did on the SVT Hertiage. They get crappy, loud when switching and messed up after a time.
  11. Jazzbass2010


    Dec 14, 2010
    I wonder if the weight will be like the original 70s version ?
  12. Will it use the shock mounted chassis?
  13. I like the thumbtack logo look. Whatever it is, I hope it comes with that cart. Or a roadie. Or 2.

    (and a warranty!) :bag:

  14. Vanni


    Sep 15, 2003
    Milan, Italy

    subscribed :bassist:
  15. spacebassed


    Jan 31, 2009
    No kidding, David - Ampeg's quality control is really slipping. Somehow I don't think that design will get a UL rating. :p

  16. Mastermold

    Mastermold Supporting Member

    Waiting ... waiting ... waiting ... NAMM ...

    Looking forward to this.
  17. seamonkey


    Aug 6, 2004
    Probably a guitar amp
  18. Jeff Bonny

    Jeff Bonny

    Nov 20, 2000
    Vancouver, BC
    Ooooh, troll it up!
    How many bass amps vs guitar amps does Ampeg sell? It's probably a bass amp.
  19. seamonkey


    Aug 6, 2004
    Plenty billy goat



  20. Jeff Bonny

    Jeff Bonny

    Nov 20, 2000
    Vancouver, BC
    Sure they make 'em but vs bass amps where does the lion's share of the R&D money go? How many new guitar products do they release vs new bass products? How many bass amps vs guitar amps do they sell? The new one could be a guitar amp but odds are it's a bass amp. Do the math.