Ampeg Bass Guitar Amplifiers

AMPEG guitar amplifiers

Established in 1946, Ampeg is a US based manufacturer of musical instruments and guitar amplifiers. Although the company specialises in the production of bass guitar amplifiers they also manufacture ampeg guitar amplifiers. A particular characteristic of Ampeg guitar amplifiers in the 1960s is that they were designed to be used for jazz where a clean sound was required. The Reverberocket would become another exception to that rule, as an amplifier with 6V6 – type power tubes which sounded like a fender guitar amplifier and did break up in a way that rock and roll players could use. In 1961, Ampeg became the first company to incorporate reverberation (reverb) in an amplifier with its Reverberocket. The Fender Vibroverb was launched two years later. See below our list of Ampeg guitar amplifiers. On our website we access the separate web pages of different suppliers and list the products to make comparing the prices easy. You can then click through to the chosen supplier and buy the product, hopefully making a nice saving as well.

AMPEG Guitar Amplifiers, established in 1946, Ampeg is a US based manufacturer of musical instruments and guitar amplifiers. Although the company specialises in the production of bass guitar amplifiers they also manufacture ampeg guitar amplifiers. A particular characteristic of Ampeg guitar amplifiers in the 1960s is that they were designed to be used for jazz where a clean sound was required. The Ampeg Reverberocket R12 guitar amplifier would become another exception to that rule, as an amplifier with 6V6 power tubes which sounded like a Fender guitar amplifier and did break up in a way that rock and roll players could use. In 1961, Ampeg became the first company to incorporate reverberation (reverb) in an amplifier with its Reverberocket. The Fender Vibroverb guitar amplifier was launched two years later. Ampeg is now recognised as a premium manufacturer of bass guitar amplifiers for all types of bass player and style.

Below is a range of Ampeg Bass Guitar Amplifiers, click on the product to be taken to a page showing suppliers and comparison prices. Our site accesses the prices from various sites and displays the result as a list. You can compare prices and then click through to the seller web site to place your order. We hope will help you to save some money when you buy a Ampeg Guitar Amp.

Ampeg Bass Guitar Amplifiers

Bass guitar amplifiers are specially designed to handle low frequency notes as generated by the bass guitar and double bass. Choose a product you are interested in and you will be taken to a page with prices and suppliers. On our website we access the separate web pages of different suppliers and list the products to make comparing the prices easy. You can then click through to the chosen supplier and buy the product, hopefully making a nice saving as well. We have more makes of bass guitar amplifier , bass guitar effects and even bass guitar strings to consider on the web site.

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Guitar Amplifier Types Explained

There are many styles of guitar amplifier on the market, as can be seen from the list above. Each amplifier type is designed to either work with a specific type of guitar eg Bass guitar amp, Lead guitar amp, Acoustic guitar amp etc. There are also different styles of circuits used to generate the overall sound that is produced. The biggest difference being between vintage valve guitar amplifier circuits and solid state guitar amplifier circuits which became popular in the 70’s. These include silicone chips or IC’s and transistors. The type of sound generate by a valve amplifier and a solid state are very different.

Read our guide to the different types of guitar amplifier to see how each style is made and used. When choosing a guitar amplifier it is best to first decide how it will be used as this will dictate the power output required. For instance a 5W practice amplifier will be perfect for use at home but a waste of time if you plan to tour and have gigs. Guitar amplifiers are available with power outputs from 2w up to 200w and beyond.

The next consideration should be the sound type and the type of instrument to be used. On our web site we have some guide pages related to valve guitar amplifiers, especially push-pull designs using matched output tubes. Read our guitar amplifier valves explained page to understand more about how the valves work in the circuit and the different types of valve that can be used.

The general rule being more valves more power. In a push-pull guitar amplifier design one valve is pushing the speaker cone and one is pulling it. As the sound generated by the speaker cabinet is reliant on a clean signal it is important that the valves push and pull in equal measure. Read our guitar amplifier technical pages on the design of a Push Pull Valve Amplifier and also a Single Ended Valve Amplifier to understand how the technology works. We have also explained the role of the guitar amplifier pre-amplifier valves and the guitar amplifier power output valves. We have also done tests to see how different pre-amplifier valves compared and how they can shape the sound generated by the amplifier.

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