Ampeg B50R loyalty post
- From: --D-y <dustoyevsky@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2012 08:02:59 -0700 (PDT)
I can't use my little Blue Diamond amp since I moved into an apartment
(divorce, the gift that keeps on giving!) but I did take it over to a
friend's house the other day, and opened it right on up. Pbass with
QP's in it, DR Legend flatwounds.
Wow, I'd forgotten what a nice fat, tubby retro Ampeg B15 sound that
thing has-- no, it's *not* a 60's B15, and I had one, with a real
Ampeg B15 extension cabinet that I used as my "bar amp" for years. But
it does talk like one <g>. Two "mids" controls, very nice! Still
simple but definitely more tune-able.
The B100R that I did "tire kick" at some length in a good demo room
(and I assume the B200R, which I haven't tried out) also was a good-
sounding amp but, with the tube port, compared to the "no port" B50R,
the tone isn't the same. Hastening to add, if I had a B100R? Those are
loud enough to cover any volume level I want to play at and I would be
a very happy camper to use one, as far as I can tell from a pretty
Whatever, those are all old/out of production, I guess, but I only
paid $160 for mine in very nice low-hours condition, used by a guitar
player-- which is another use for these fine little amps. Small gigs,
practice amp deeluxe, might be really ace for studio work-- or forced
into unintended duty for one of those 6-stringer dudes, like so many
Fender Bassman(s) and possibly other amps that never really did
anything wrong. Such is life!
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