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The best combo from Ampeg

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by SoulStabber, Dec 9, 2006.

  1. SoulStabber


    Mar 13, 2006
    What is the best from Ampeg? It is very subjective and I would love to hear some comments on the products.
  2. T. Alan Smith

    T. Alan Smith Guest

    Sep 9, 2001
    Well...their Fliptop is downright historical. My fave by far is their B100R. Tremendous bang for buck, IMHO. Their other designs just don't inspire me.
  3. True. ^ The B100R or the 220 watt version of it by far has great tone

    the BA series dont catch my eye and even the Ampeg Ba115HP.. has 220 watts but doesent sound or feel like a 220 watt amp. even though tone is what your supossed to be after in looking for amps/
  4. Nighttrain1127

    Nighttrain1127 Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2004
    Near Worcester MA
    Amprg B15R Just does not have anywhere near the tone or the old B15N. The original flip top and is soooooo expensive for so so tone. The two rockets are where it is at with Ampeg combos B100R and B200R The difference being the 200R has more power and a tube in the Pre amp section. But the B100R does sound like it has tubes in it Nice warm sound and Not too bad on the pocket and better if you can find a used one.
  5. thumpbass1


    Jul 4, 2004
    The B-15 all tube Portaflex or better known as "flip tops"
    rule for all tube vintage goodness.The B-100R is a tone
    machine in its own right and the now discontinued B-2
    15 inch combo was the solid state SVT 350 head wrapped
    in combo clothing.
    I'd love to try the new B-200R but no one has them
    in stock. I've always liked Ampegs combo amps and I gig
    with an B-2 combo for smaller gigs and it sounds good.
    I also remember they had a B series combo that was fully
    biamped in one tall combo package.In general Ampeg combos
    are a pretty good deal imho.:)
  6. Bloodfist


    Mar 18, 2006
    Charleston, SC
    Combine the SVT3-pro head with the SVT-410 HLF Cabinet. It will impress you :bassist:
  7. justBrian


    Apr 19, 2002
    Kansas City, MO
    +1 to the B100r-- a great amp. But don't forget its little brother the B50r. I think it won a BassPlayer shootout several years ago. I've used mine for URB and electric and it sounds great with both.

    Finally, nothing compares to the B15n. I've got a '65 and it sounds just like it should--warm, round, full and buttery.
  8. SoulStabber


    Mar 13, 2006
    What about the BA500? Any thoughts on that bass? How are the effects on it?
  9. Mojo-Man


    Feb 11, 2003
    Try the new BR-2000.
    Fat City,
    Has one tube in head.
  10. MotorTed


    Apr 16, 2006
    CT, USA
    I like my B200R
  11. deaf pea

    deaf pea

    Mar 24, 2005
    Cuernavaca 1 hr S Mexico City
    Seymour Duncan/Basslines SMB-5A Endorsing Artist
    B-15 as the ONLY all-tube combo from Ampeg gets my vote as the best combo from Ampeg!
  12. i had a b200r, great amp.
  13. X Wolf

    X Wolf Guest

    I owned an Ampeg B15-S Portaflex with an Altec 421 speaker back in the seventies and it was without a doubt one of the three best sounding amps I have ever heard. The other two were the '67 Sunn 200S and the '70 SVT of course these were not combos to say the least. By the way, I am familiar with the B15-N and it was great but I much preferred the B15-S.

  14. Papersen

    Papersen Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    The B-100R is the best I´ve tried. In fact, is the best 100W combo I´ve ever tried.

    Would love to get a B-200R but it´s really hard to find one here.
  15. amdavila


    Jun 22, 2006
    Leander, Tx
    I had the BA 500 for a while, I liked it alright. Actually, I really liked the combo alot-thought it was very versitile and would have loved to pair it with a 15. I had some quality control issues so I sent it back, and I've switched to svt4pro and 4x10hlf + 1x15.
  16. Skel


    Jun 19, 2005
    Boulder, Colorado
    I played through a BA210SP while trying a MM Stingray out at GC for just 10 minutes or so. I don't use effects but I was very impressed.
  17. SoulStabber


    Mar 13, 2006
    What about the Portabass lines?
  18. Masher88

    Masher88 Believe in absurdities and you commit atrocities

    May 7, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    Best Ampeg combo?

    SVT-CL and the 8x10e
  19. sedan_dad

    sedan_dad Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2006
  20. Skel


    Jun 19, 2005
    Boulder, Colorado
    What is it? Looks like an SVT-350 in a 1X15 combo..with casters (I like the casters).

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