Ampeg... anyone?

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  1. blueboxer

    blueboxer TDPRI Member

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    P1020457.JPG Anybody else here dig Ampeg's w/ Teles?
     
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    MilwMark Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Yep. See my Avatar pic.
     
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    jonrpick Friend of Leo's

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    I gotta rebuild the one in my sig, but that thing was freakin' sweet when it was running. :cool:
     
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    I've never played an Ampeg that wasn't a bass amp.
    I think I've heard Keith Richards used them from time to time.
    I dig his sound.
     
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    No tele for the last 20 years, probably the one thing I wish I never sold. My Ampeg was singing pretty sweetly at last night's gig with my SG through it, though.
     

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    Ampeg is a classic name, they have made some great amps.
    I haven't researched it, but several times I read that the guy who started Ampeg had the last name Hull.
    So I wonder if the guy who builds amps at Tube Depot,
    whose name is also Hull are related.
    Like I said, I haven't taken the time to research it, but I watched one of the videos of a Marshall amp build and the guy introduced himself and his last name was Hull.
    But I hadn't given it more thought until I saw this tread.
     
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    beyer160 Friend of Leo's

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    I dig Ampegs in general.


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  8. BobbyZ

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    20150426_075111.jpg Teles and Ampegs ? Yeah I've done it.
     
  9. blueboxer

    blueboxer TDPRI Member

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    Great stuff guys... thanks!
     
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    Had a early Jet 12 back in the 70's for a while, only issue I had was the strange choice of tubes they chose for the amp. Could be how it got it's sound, but maintenance issues and tubes made it more difficult to maintain. I wouldn't mind having one again but it would only be a studio amp not a gig amp. Also had a SVT Bass amp for a while.
     
  11. BobbyZ

    BobbyZ Doctor of Teleocity

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    I really miss those two 62 RRs. That picture is in my brother's office somewhere in southern Indiana. Where they've been for a year.
    Been thinking I need to build a clone or two for some reason lately.
     
  12. Wally

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    Odd tubes? There are some that run 7591 power tubes. Many of them run octal preamps. Some run 12-pin Compactrons....6BK11, 6U10. Some run 7199's, which a triode and a pentode inside. I have all of those tubes but for the 7199's....but I do not have an Ampeg around except for a B15N Reissue from circa 1977. It runs octal preamps, 6L6 power tubes and a GZ34 rectifier. It is a fine amplifier.
     
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    Yes, I have had a couple of late 50's Ampegs for years (a Jet and a Rocket).

    I discovered them by accident, in the Guitar Center amp room, where they had a 1959 Rocket, which I knew nothing about.

    I plugged into it and was amazed at the ferocious overdrive sound I was getting, and ended up buying it. Still have it. They're a lot like Fender tweeds, just as good in sound and build, and way cheaper.

    And lighter. Amazingly light. I think my Jet and Rocket are both around 20 lbs.

    I have also owned a mid 60's Gemini, and have a recent J-20 Jet.

    Ampeg had some great guitar amps.
     
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    Yeah Ampeg went they're own way with tubes. But most of them aren't too hard to track down. 7591s were used in organs that are now free for the hauling.
    Some of the triple triodes are a little harder. The 7199 can be a bugger.
     
  15. BobbyZ

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    AC15 the early ones were light but when the black tolex G series came out they were heavy as heck.
    The cabinets were made from some kind of pressed board with lead and depleted uranium as the main ingredient. Possibly with mecury for a binder.
     
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