Re: Old Ampegs


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Posted by Jcor on July 12, 2000 at 11:24:07:

In Reply to: Old Ampegs posted by Pat Harrington on July 11, 2000 at 23:22:37:

: Hey Gang...In response to the question below about the Ampeg
: amp...If you have an old Ampeg, or you see one in the local
: paper or pawn shop, don't be scared away because of the
: 7027 output tubes...The 7027 is EXACTLY the same as a
: 6L6 tube, except for pinout and cosmetics which make
: NO DIFFERENCE! If you look at the chart for a 6L6 and
: a 7027, you will find the specs to be identical. Also,
: MANY of the older Ampegs will run on just about ANY output
: tube including the EL-34 with a couple of quick mods and
: a re-bias. So if your Ampeg isn't sounding good, try a
: new set of tubes and a re-bias. (This goes for ANY tube
: amp) Do this before you get rid of the amp..( If you don't
: understand tube amp repair, take it to a tech..Ampegs
: run very high plate voltages which can be fatal!)
: Ampegs were actually very well built, and have a
: GREAT sound...I use mine in the studio, there's nothing
: like the sound of an all tube amp for warm tone...

: Cheers,

: Pat H

Pat:

I've been reading comments on this board and others for the last three months and have found that some people do not like the new (SLM) Ampeg amps being produced today. I just got back into playing bass after a 15 year "vacation" and bought a new SS Ampeg head and cab based on sound and Ampeg's reputation of old (late 60's and early 70's SVT's etc.) I realize that tube amps sound great, but a budget dictates what you can afford. What do you think of the current Ampeg line? (I tried several other manufacturers but came back to Ampeg).


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