Contents • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Overview [ ] History [ ] Everett Hull, a pianist and bassist, and Stanley Michaels, an electrical engineer and amp technician, established Michaels-Hull Electronic Labs in Newark, New Jersey in 1946. Their first products were a designed by Hull for, and instrument amplifiers that had minimal output, which favored. The pickup was called the 'Amplified Peg,' which became 'Ampeg.' Michaels left the company in 1948, leaving it to Hull, who relocated to 42nd Street in Manhattan the following year and renamed it 'The Ampeg Bassamp Company.'
In 1956, Ampeg's name was simplified to 'The Ampeg Company' which became 'The Ampeg Company, Inc.' When the company incorporated in 1959. In 1962, Ampeg relocated to Linden, New Jersey, and became a publicly owned company after an initial public stock offering the following year.
In September, 1967 Ampeg became a subsidiary of Unimusic, Inc. When the newly formed investor group acquired a majority share of Ampeg stock.
Unimusic consisted of investors interested in capitalizing on opportunities in the highly fragmented music equipment manufacturing market of the time, not unlike which owned and, or the later which at times owned various music instrument brands, including, and. Everett Hull was wrongly under the impression that the new owners would act more as a partnership; instead, his role within the company was reduced. He tendered his resignation in October, 1968. In 1971, Ampeg was acquired by, which also owned, the Band Instrument manufacturer, but was better known for televisions, radios and Hi-Fi systems. In 1980, Ampeg was acquired by Music Technology, Inc. MTI declared bankruptcy a few years later, and St. Louis Music (SLM) acquired the assets of Ampeg in 1986.
If anybody is interested, I dug out the Ampeg serial number dating code for Ampeg and Crate gear manufactured during the Saint Louis Music years. Likewise, an Ampeg from 1954 would not be covered in blue check vinyl whereas an amp from 1964 would have this covering. An Ampeg from 1960. Early solid state amps looked like a crate – hence the name. How to tell when your Crate amp was made. “Unfortunately, there is no [dating] equivalent for Crate. However, there were only two serial number systems in place for Crate; pre 1988, and post 1988. The post 88 serial numbers coincide with the Ampeg system, but.
SLM was subsequently bought by in 2005. Ampeg now [ ]. The current Ampeg company is mainly known in the field of.
They also have a line of and a remake of the guitar and bass. In 2005, Ampeg, and its parent company, St. Louis Music (also makers of amps) was purchased by In March 2007, LOUD ceased production of Ampeg and Crate at the manufacturing facility in, outsourcing the manufacture of Ampeg and Crate to contract manufacturers in Asia. Recent amplifiers (after 1990s) [ ] In the mid-1990s, vintage guitar amps like the Jet and the were reissued under the 'Diamond Blue Series' designation; complete with original bluish-colored checkerboard covering synonymous with their amps in the 1960s. The bass amp was also reissued, this time with updates to make them more appealing to modern-style bass players. The series, introduced around 2010, is a series of tube amplifiers built in South Korea, noteworthy because they employ the.
Main article: In the late-1950s invented a combo amplifier with a chassis that could be inverted and tucked inside the speaker enclosure to protect the. This combo bass amp was introduced in 1960 as the, and remained a popular choice through the 1960s. Characteristics [ ] A particular characteristic of Ampeg amplifiers in the 1960s is that they were designed to be used for and other types of music where was not sought after — as Everett Hull had a major contempt for music, and his hope that it being merely a ' passing fancy' never materializing, had merely manifested his dismissive attitude towards the genre. Not only did he loathe the presence of rock musicians visiting the (then) New Jersey-based facility, but also his narrow-minded bias served as something of a corporate liability, in his apparent unwillingness to market Ampeg amps to rock musicians; as Ampeg didn't go out of its way to seek endorsements from pop/rock bands and musicians, despite plenty of them using Ampeg products at one time or another. The closest they came to a rock'n roll endorser at one point, was by way of, a left-handed bass player of the, who played the company's. This was further compounded by the one chief competitor Hull disliked the most;, as they continually bested Ampeg in overall sales. Hull also naively believed that the was just as popular as ever, and denoted 'accordion' jacks on certain amp models.
Hull would grudgingly acknowledge rock'n roll music, via advertising copy for Ampeg's 'Supercombo' bass amp, introduced in 1959. Reverberocket [ ]. Main article: After Ampeg was sold to Unimusic in 1968, would be brought on board, and along with the opening of regional offices in places like Nashville, and the West Coast, the company's previously stodgy image would be dealt with, once and for all, especially with the creation of the all-new SVT amp, which would be 'field-tested' by the during their 1969 concert tour. Additionally, would be playing (at least part-time) Dan Armstrong's newly designed see-through body guitar. Super Valve Technology [ ]. Ampeg SVT VR 'Vintage Reissue' During the 1960s Ampeg only produced fairly low wattage. Rock concerts were becoming increasingly large affairs and bigger amplifiers were needed.
In 1969, Ampeg's Chief Engineer Bill Hughes designed the circuitry for the amplifier of the same name. At 85 lb (39 kg), the Ampeg SVT provided 300 watts of RMS power, considerably more than most other bass amplifiers of the era. The high power rating made the SVT a candidate for use in larger venues.
The SVT saw widespread use by rock acts in the 1970s and is still considered by many to be the world standard reference bass amp. The SVT-VR (Vintage Reissue) is almost identical in design and construction and the closest thing to any of the original SVT models produced by Ampeg. Collectability and playability [ ]. Ampeg B-25 (c.1969), and Ampeg V-4B (1970s) bass heads Compared to the major brands and, the collectability and playability of the guitar amps is a mixed affair. While vintage amps consistently command high prices, Ampeg guitar amps such as the Reverberocket can often be found for prices atypical of vintage amplifiers. In general, Ampeg guitar amps until 1964 are less desirable as they have a darker, cleaner sound even when pushed hard. With the introduction of the Galaxy line ( Gemini, Mercury, Reverberocket) in 1964, circuits and were added, and higher wattage models (such as the 30 watt Gemini II) were made available.
Original SVT bass amps are highly sought-after for their pleasing sound and were used by many professional bassists in the '70s. Windows Xp Hd Video Player Download. V series guitar amps ( V2 and V4 heads along with the VT-40 and VT-22 combos) are sought after for the classic 70s crunchy but clean sound. The V4-B is another sought after bass amp head; it has the SVT pre-amp section mated to a 100 Watt power amp section.
Ampeg also manufactured (or had manufactured for them) lines of quirky but distinctive instruments to complement their amplifiers. Baby Bass [ ] Baby Bass, introduced around 1962, was an with a full-size wooden neck and a cello-sized plastic body (not fiberglass, as is often stated). The design was purchased from Zorko, re-engineered by Jess Oliver, and manufactured in a corner of Ampeg's factory. It appeared in Ampeg's price list until about 1970, and overall, weren't terribly popular; the exception being with some bassists in Latin Salsa-music bands, on account of the instrument's reputedly 'thoompy' sound [ ]. Guitars by Burns [ ] In the early 1960s, Ampeg-branded guitars and basses were produced by, but these instruments did not sell well, because the cost of importing the instruments made them too expensive compared to Fenders and Gibsons. 's purchase of Burns in 1965 ended the association with Ampeg. Horizontal Bass and Devil Bass [ ] 1966–1969, designed by Dennis Kager, etc.
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(March 1997). Archived from on 2007-11-14. • Fjestad, Zachary (August 17, 2010)... Much like all of Ampeg’s amps, the B-15 underwent constant change, and the B-15 was replaced by the B-15N in 1961. In 1962, Ampeg updated the B-15N with a solid-state rectifier called the B-15NB and introduced their famous “blue check” vinyl covering to their entire amp line.
Ampeg went back to a tube rectifier and changed to a printed circuit board in 1964 (B-15NC). This model lasted until mid 1965, when they introduced the B-15NF with fixed bias tubes and a single-baffle cabinet.' Ampeg went through numerous ownership changes over the next two decades with Unimusic taking over in 1967, Magnavox in 1971, and MTI in 1980.
Louis Music bought Ampeg in 1985 and finally returned some stability and respect to the brand. The company also reissued the B-15N Portaflex with blue check covering in 1995. Ampeg was purchased by LOUD Technologies in 2005, and in 2010, they introduced the new Heritage Series that is produced in the US.
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I would swap for a late model ALS 600 or an Icom 7300 or sell for $1000. No shipping on this amp, but can be picked up here or I will meet within a reasonable distance.
I have one new RF Parts 3-500 tube I will include with the sale. Email for pics. I cannot get this site to take my pictures.
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