OK, here we are in October 2009, and as the latest addition to the site, I felt that it was very much the time to add some more of the American/Canadian manufactured equipment.......Ampeg being the case here. Right, here we go:
I really like the earlier Ampeg
equipment. Like Fender, Gibson, and other older USA gear they seem to be pretty reliable……even all the very old stuff too! Most of the time, all the older models seem to need most of the main smoothing caps changing
together with just some of the decoupling caps (usually Sprage), but with most resistors being still fine!
However, when it comes down to some of the later Ampeg amps, especially the SVT bass-amp range, my views on these change! Yes, I am well-aware that most bass players really like the SVT, and to a point, rightly so. When in good working order they are great, really doing the business and providing the power…..and they are generally a good & powerful bass amp!
But, when it comes down to working on them, they can be a tech-guy's absolute nightmare!!
Please don't be too disappointed if there are not so many photos' captions on the photos in these Ampeg pages, as there is not really much more I can say/tell you about them. I have however still made some comments where, and when I felt it necessary to do so.
Thanks for looking and peace to you all, John.