December 2016

Ampeg

The Year in Gear 2016

November 28, 2016
Come with us, time travelers, as we revisit a year’s worth of axes, amps, stomps, basses, baritones, and other tools of our music-making trade—all deemed worthy of the Premier Gear Award.
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Rig Rundown: Tim Commerford

October 12, 2016
The Rage Against the Machine and Prophets of Rage bass hero shows us the dual-amp setup he uses to get huge tones with his WAKRAT project.
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Tim Commerford: Wakrat and the Power of Now

September 1, 2016
The celebrated Rage Against the Machine and Prophets of Rage bassist explains how his other band's in-your-face, jazz-inspired music is making him play better than ever.
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Universal Audio Introduces the Ampeg B-15N Bass Amplifier Plugin

August 4, 2016
An emulation of the combo delivered a warm and fat fundamental note that laid the foundation for ’60s and ’70s rock, funk, and soul.
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La Luz: Doom-Wop Duality

January 28, 2016
Shana Cleveland, guitarist for surf-noir quartet La Luz, discusses sophomore LP Weirdo Shrine.
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Ampeg PF-50T Review

December 31, 2015
An all-tube, 50-watt bass amp that serves up vintage warmth and classic style.
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The Year in Gear 2015

November 24, 2015
Our favorite guitars, basses, amps, effects, and accessories from the last 12 months.
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Ampeg Unveils the PF-20T and PF-50T

September 21, 2015
Modern interpretations of Ampeg's legendary low-wattage, all-tube designs.
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Ampeg SCR-DI Review

September 10, 2015
Ampeg’s new DI for bassists brings flexibility and plenty more.
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Power Trip: A Guide to Power Tubes and Their Signature Sounds

July 2, 2015
Whether you’re shopping for a new amp or trying to coax different tones from one you’ve got, this comprehensive look at power tubes and their sonic traits is essential reading.
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Boom-Boom Beyond the Bedroom: 1x12 Bass Combo Review Roundup

May 20, 2015
We size-up four surprisingly versatile sub-$500 amps from Ampeg, Hartke, Fender, and Ashdown.
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NAMM '15 - Ampeg SCR-DI Bass Scrambler Demo

January 29, 2015
The bass juggernaut shows off their latest pedalboard-ready direct box.
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Ampeg Unveils the SCR-DI

January 23, 2015

A potent combination of preamp, EQ pedal, and overdrive built for the stage.


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NAMM 2015: Editors' Picks – Day 1

January 22, 2015
A few of the axes, effects, amps, and toys that caught the PG editors' attention on day one of NAMM 2015.
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GALLERY: NAMM 2015 Day 1

January 22, 2015
The highlights from the first day of NAMM '15.
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Ampeg Unveils Redesigned BA-112 and BA-115 Bass Combos

August 29, 2014
The amps feature front-facing controls and a true 60-degree monitoring angle that provides increased clarity.
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Ernest Ranglin: Bring the Riddim!

July 24, 2014
The father of ska and reggae guitar reaches out to the people.
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Rig Rundown: G. Love & Special Sauce (2014)

March 12, 2014
The bluesy, hip-hop-informed singer/guitarist/harpist and bassist Jimi Jazz walk us through multi-amp rigs and retro instruments.
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Ampeg V-4B Review

January 16, 2014
The bass-amp giant updates one of their classic designs.
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Vintage Vault: 1966 Fender Jazz Bass in Firemist Silver

November 14, 2013
Leo Fender’s second revolutionary bass guitar design—in a rare custom color.
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