Ampeg B-15 for guitar?

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  1. samdjr74

    samdjr74 Supporting Member

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    Hi All,

    Did Ampeg every make a flip-top B-15 for guitar, not just bass or a similair amp with the same style/look? Also here's a dumb question, what would happen if I played guitar through a bass amp? What are the negatives?

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    Sam
     
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    I have something called an Ampeg M-15 from the early '60s. It sounds cool with guitar.
     
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    TAVD Guitar Player Gold Supporting Member

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    I have a B-15S and it works great with guitars provided you use a guitar cabinet. With a 4x12, think of it as a poor man's plexi.
     
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    What Im after is the look, that open top, massive looking head with the tubes and transformers exposed
     
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    The B-15 can sound great as a guitar amp. What you're really probably looking for though, is a B-12.
     
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    Thid,

    very cool, thanks!!! So far I'm finding a lot more B15's and B18's then anything else. And here's the funny thing, their prices are all over the place, $500 up to $2000????

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    Sam
     
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    RickC Gold Supporting Member

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    SB-12 is definitely a cool mojo guitar amp; and it works great for bass too.

    /rick
     
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    little known fact
    Jim Kelly copied the circut of a B-15 for his first amps
     
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    I have an article of Guitar Player (I think that's the mag) with an article about Nels Cline. He sometimes uses the Ampeg B-15 type amps for guitar.
     
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    Hi All,

    Thanks for all the info. I'm after something a little different sound wise and combined with the look of the fliptops I think this will be a killer amp for guitar. It also looks like most of them are on the lower scale of output power which is cool too. I really don't need a massive 100 watt tube amp.

    Sam
     

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