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Vintage Ampeg b115 vs. Hartke A100

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bassist_phil, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. bassist_phil


    Feb 10, 2006
    Hey y'all,

    I got 'given' (lending it off my drummer, but want to claim as mine:smug:) an old Ampeg B115. It's got a few problems, i.e. fuse, and maybe the transistor. So, I thought I'd check it out. Reviews say it's good, but there's little literature on it. Does anyone know about these amps? Any wiring diagrams/websites that could tell me about the electronics? (I'm not too good with electronics, but I'd like to know what wrong with it before taking it in for repairs). Also, is it a good amp?

    I'm thinking of selling off an old crappy amp of mine, and getting either the Hartke A100 or maybe one of the VX-combo ranges (whichever I can afford - low budget). Would it be worth to get the Ampeg B115 fixed, or go for a new Ampeg?

    Cheers everyone,

  2. bassist_phil


    Feb 10, 2006
    Hmm, take it there's no question that the Ampeg wins, then?
  3. Use the one you're using and keep borrowing it as long as you can until you can afford something nicer/bigger.