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The difference between an Ampeg B2 and B2r?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by fadlan bassman, Aug 11, 2002.

  1. fadlan bassman

    fadlan bassman

    Oct 23, 2001
    I bought the head almost a year ago and I noticed it says B2 not B2r. I figured it was just an older model. But i am hopping it is a nicer ( older= nicer?) head.
  2. None of them actually say "B2-R"...
    The 'R' simply stands for rackmountable...

    Ampeg also makes a version of the amp in a combo w/ a 200 watt Classic Series 15"...
    So they call that, the 'B2'...
    And in the literature they call the amp that's not in a combo, the 'B2-R'...

    There ya' go...
  3. tim4003


    Apr 30, 2002
    Dawsonville , GA
    Mine does.
    Manufactured Sept. '01.
    But like publicstate said, I don't think there's any difference.
  4. mine sais B2R on the front to, how can i find out when it was manufactured?

  5. One way to do it is to take it apart and look at the sticker on the circuit board that has the date on it. I'm not sure about anything with a serial number or anything.
  6. tim4003


    Apr 30, 2002
    Dawsonville , GA
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  7. Sorry, my bad...
    I had a B-2 but it was a rackmountable one...
    From reading the literature that came with it, I made the conclusion that none of them had the 'R'...
    (Maybe someone had taken out of a combo...)
    I did buy it used...

    Oh yeah... Here's some advice...
    If you're running it into a 15" speaker cab...
    And you're looking for another cab to run it into...
    Don't get a 2-10" cab... Get another 15"...
    It works alot better...

  8. tim4003


    Apr 30, 2002
    Dawsonville , GA
    Right now I'm running a single 4-10 cab with my B2R, but I have ran it with a 1-15 also hooked in.
    Having 2 cabs hooked to it made all the difference in the world in tone & volume! Definitely the way to go!