NAMM 2007: Ampeg announces new Guitar and Bass Combos
With a long history of building high-quality, trend-setting amplifiers for discerning guitarists, Ampeg proudly welcomes a new model into its popular Diamond Blue Lead Series of combo guitar amps—the J-20 Jet.
"The new J-20 is the perfect small combo for players seeking superb tone and no-compromise, vintage construction." Ampeg New Product Manager Paul Meisenzahl continued, "Jet's design is highly evocative of classic 5E3 circuitry, but provides substantially more headroom."
The no-compromise 20-watt, all-tube J-20's retro-styling is reminiscent of the '60s in attitude, as well as tone. J-20's preamp section utilizes three 12AX7 tubes and twin 6V6 power amp tubes provide sweet clean or overdriven tone. With its point-to-point wiring, solid pine cabinet, 12" alnico speaker, 5AR4 rectifier tube, and foot-switchable, bias-vary tremolo, the Ampeg J-20 is ideal for the tone-obsessed guitarist.
Meanwhile, the discerning bassists have even more to get excited about, as Ampeg announced two new models that will soon be available in their popular BassAmp Combo Series—the BA300 and BA600.
The BA300/115 and BA300/210 bass combos each crank out a staggering 300-watts of pure Ampeg tone. Top-end is supplied by a HF horn with Level control for customizing the sound. BA300's 12AX7 tube preamp, Style control, 3-Band EQ and Ultra-High/Low switches provide unmatched tonal versatility in a rugged, lightweight enclosure. A variable compressor, pre/post XLR tube DI with Level control, and Class-D switching power supply round out the package. Ampeg BA300 combos are ideal for the semi-pro to professional player seeking both modern and vintage sounds, and extreme portability.
The Ampeg BA300/115 and BA300/210 carry a U.S. manufacturer's suggested retail price of $899.99 and $999.99, respectively.
The B600/115 (single 15" driver) and BA600/210 (dual 10" drivers) each feature a 12AX7 multi-tube preamp and pack a massive 600-watts of pure Ampeg tone. BA600's Style control, 3-Band EQ, channel-switching (for vintage B15 or modern sounds) and Ultra-High/Low switches provide unmatched tonal versatility in a rugged, lightweight enclosure. A variable compressor, pre/post XLR tube DI with Level control, and Class-D switching power supply round out the package. The Ampeg BA600 combos are ideal for the semi-pro to professional player seeking both modern and vintage sounds, portability, and extremely high-powered performance.
At 40 lbs., the Ampeg BA300/115 combo redefines the term, "portability." Although it packs a 15" LF driver, an HF horn (with Level control), and 300 watts of pure Ampeg output into just over four cubic feet, the BA300/115 is ultra-transportable. And you get all the Ampeg tone-shaping you’ve grown accustomed to, thanks to its 12AX7 tube preamp, Style control,…
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The Ampeg BA600/210 is anything but "just another" bass combo. Even though it packs dual 10" LF drivers, an HF horn (with Level control), and a whopping 600 watts of pure Ampeg power, the BA600/210 is supremely transportable. You get Ampeg's legendary tone-shaping thanks to the multi-stage 12AX7 tube preamp, Style control, 3-Band EQ, and Ultra-High/Low switches, all of which…