You know i was told go with MESA, its the reall bass players amp, same
with SWR and they all suck. The sound like crap esspecially the Fender
rock amp or what ever its called.
Ampeg is known for its great sound, duribility and ease of use.
I would buy it. I got it on a deal but it s worth ever damn penny
Price: $600.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Ritt Drum and Guitar
I has the basice Low, Mid and High. The best feature is a 1-5 power set
knob. Great for tone frquence and how your amp performs to different
room sizes. The amp packed with a 15 option effects board build into the
amp and comes with a 3 way foot switch. Notibly the chorus and flange
are nice for minor use not full on lead sound tho, for that by a pedal. Its
nice amp with a great sound and power for its smaller size.
Since its ampeg you know its pretty much the best. So about any bass
sounds good through it. The old Gibson grabber is amazing through this
amp. My thunderbird comes through nice clean with a great range from
low to high end clanky clank. Distortion pedals sound great but make
sure you have a compression pedal to clean the power so you dont wear
the speakers out to fast. I would recomend that for any bass amp with a
bass player who uses distortion.
Its awesome at high volumes but you wont need to crank it trust me. Its
for any style of player. I play in alot of different bands and this is my amp.
Jam band to hard rawk, punk and indie its just the best.
WEll you can program what effects you want with the floor switch but
thats it really. Its so easy to use it even comes with a top sheet to show
you what everything does when you get it. Its simple
I didn't really compare it with many....I was in need of an amp right then and there and I only had $700 to work with. I think the only other amp I was considering was the SWR Workingman 15, which I felt was less powerful and articulate than the Ampeg. Thus was my basis for decision. I don't regret it, but one of these days, I do want a head & cab system in the neighborhood of 350 Watts so I can really put my guitarist in his place! (heh heh!)
Model Year: 2001
Price: $699.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
5 eq 'style' knob w/ bass, mid & treble for fine tuning. All solid-state electronics. This baby puts out a pretty healthy volume for 220W out of 2X10's! The integrated effects on board are also a good added bonus. I only wish it incorporated slider eq's instead of the style knob system.
I use both an early 80's Ibanez X series and a BTB 405QM as my main basses w/ no effects. I feel that some of the integrated effects are a little over the top for most applications, but I must admit the Chorus, Flange, Delay, octave, and delay effects are pretty good. I play metal/rock in a band, which this amp provides a nice warm, articulate sound that works great. It gives me everything I need to be heard through a hard-hitting drummer and a guitarist who likes to crank his 100 Watt Marshall tube. I think the overall tone is very good - especially for the fact that it's all solid-state, and has such a compact size. The only strange thing I've found is that the tweeter lets some hissing-sound through, but luckily it doesn't get much more pronounced at higher volumes. Overall, I'd say it stays pretty clean at higher volumes (seems to get a fatter sound with volume rather than distortion.)
This amp is extremely easy to use - the eq is simple, the effects are easy to dial in and control with the footswitch. If simplicity of use is what you're after - this is your amp!
I don't think it's humanly possible to destroy one of these things! It is extremely heavy dudy (almost 80 lbs. of birch cabinet, speakers & electronics.) I've been gigging with it for almost 2 years w/ no problems at all.
I love it its my sexy amp...... now only if I had a better bass for it..... better start saving up if I ever want to buy my self another toy again.
Price: $630.00 (new)
Where Obtained: victors house of music
K first of all it has 15 affects that can be switched around with a pedal. the pedal can store up to 4 affects. it has everything from tone to you equalizer(they all got that). I dont know too much about amps but this is my first good one..... better then my 20 watty. so I dont know all that much about it.(got it today)
Now for me to name all the affects forget it too many go to the website and lookim too lazy too type them all. it is good for everything. slaping, taping, picking, fingering, and what ever else that you may like to do to your bass. if there is such a thing among racisium in amps then this like the anti rasist. (meaning it is perfect for everything) if it got any better I would be foreced to have sex with it.
It is a bit of a challenge to figure out... you actually have to read the little manual booklet. takes a but of experamenting till you get used to it but other then the little difficultys first time fooling with it, it is great......(ohhh how I love it)
Ohh I bet you could push this thing down a flight of stairs and probably just break the wheels, and all the nobs and the woofers. well it can take a bit of a beating I guess.... i dont wanna experament for science any time soon. but watch out its heavy I guess they all are but I just like to mention that twice because I pulled a mussule trying to pick it up in to the trunk in the car(that it still did not even end up fitting in. but other then that the handles are super bolted on and it would take a while before you can shut this thing up by beating it with a stick.
This digital 2x10 has all the bang for its buck. Amazing tone thats produced incredibly nicely through the high end tweeter and the extended cabinet for the low end push. This thing is awesome at low-medium volumes (which are loud enough to go out over a full band) and still holds together at loud volumes. the 15 effects are also very sweet, they can really capture the low end, this amp is definately something to look into for portability and decent price not to mention nice sound.
Model Year: 2001
Price: $800.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Store
Volume, A knob for switching between 5 different styles of EQ, low/mid/high EQ knobs, Master Level, Effect knob for switching throught the 15 different digital effects, adjust and level knobs to modify effects, headphones jack, CD input, Balanced Line Out jack, and footswitch (included with amp) input. Footswitch has 4 different settings. Powerful enough for small and medium gigs. Uses Digital Signal Processing for sound.
I use my Ibanez SR800 (active) without effects. This amp works very well with slap bass, perfect for funk/rock. Its pretty well rounded music style wise but I would recommend using with anything requiring a bright high end. Sound is incredible for the size and cost. I was looking for something affordable with pretty nice sound but if your picky on sound you'd be better off with a nice stack, although this amp has sweet tone.
Very Easy to create good sound although all the different options make it a little tough at first to find your own sound and tone. Overall though the rest is easy to figure out, especially compared to other amps I've played through.
Built tough, I haven't used it for too long but Im guessing this thing will last a very long time by the way its built. Its edges are covered in metal to prevent damage, Id say its got heavy-duty construction