Vintage (1974) UniVox U200B head... Any info and any good?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Cambo Funk, May 8, 2017.

  1. I have a mid 70's Ampeg V9 9x10" which is 300w @4ohms. I'm trying to find a period correct head to put on top of it without spending a fortune. The head has a 8/4/2 ohm selector switch but I can't find the wattage at each setting. I know nothing about this thing except for they only made it for one year. The cool part, the guys only wants twenty bucks for it but it's quite a drive for me to pick it up. Am I better off using it as a nightstand or paperweight? Anyone have any experience with these??
  2. Bassmec


    May 9, 2008
    Ipswich UK
    Proprietor Springvale Studios
    Well if it works it's electrolytic caps are well overdue for replacement.
    I wouldn't drive very far for an early seventies 200W solid state amp even if it was free.
  3. beans-on-toast


    Aug 7, 2008
    In 1973 I bought a Univox 115 transistorized bass combo for practice. It was my first non tube amp. In hindsight, it wasn't very good. I took a hit and sold it for $15 after ten years of languishing unused in a corner.