The unit is black in color, with a textured finish.
I play bass and guitar, and have been playing for twenty years. I toured with a band across Europe and the US and used this amplifier as part of my main rig, and it worked great.
My musical tastes run the range of independent, interesting music in the rock/ pop/ folk genre. Improvised music also catches my fancy, so jamming is high on my priority list, too.
I bought this unit at Guitar Center for about $450 as I recall. It sounded the best for the size and money of the amps I tried.
The tone, size, power, XLR output and wheels most attracted me to this amp, in this price range. The Ampeg name is also a brand to trust.
The amp is a little heavy, but not bad at all considering it is a bass amplifier. Other than that, no complaints.
One other thing- the power cable emerges from the back of the unit and is unable to be unplugged. Being able to unplug a power cable is common, and not being able to do this on this unit means that the cord can become caught or stressed at the point where it emerges from the unit. Packing it into a vehicle for touring exacerbated this situation, but it never became a major problem.
Very well constructed and top quality.
The Ampeg BA 115HPT is a bass combo amp that I could not be happier with. I gig out a lot, so I appreciate the handles and the option to put WHEELS on this thing. It has a 220 watt RMS power amp, which allows the bass to be heard throughout those smaller shows without a big PA system. I also like the XLR out, allowing me to plug into the PA if Iï¿½m at a larger club. The built-in digital chromatic tuner is so convenient; I can hit the mute switch next to the tuner and tune up silently in between songs onstage.
I have been very impressed with the tone on the BA 115HPT- its prime feature is a tube preamp (a 12AU7) that warms the sound quite nicely. This Ampeg also has a three-band EQ, RCA inputs for connecting a CD or MP3 player, and a headphone out for quiet practice. The combination of both a Volume and a Master knob means greater control over your sound, too. At 80 pounds itï¿½s a little heavy, but considering it is a bass combo loaded with great features and tone, I canï¿½t complain.
200-watt amp, 1 hp 15-inch, a preamp lamp, integr tuner with mute function, a line out XLR in an EQ bass, middle, treble, and the famous style selector 5 positions Ampeg ..
Very easy to use one branch ca sounds right away ... the style selector is also very practical one can obtain a roughly kel any type of sound and paufiner after equalisation..l'accordeur with integr with mute function is really very convenient, the output line out also ... more combo takes up little space and is on wheels which makes it very easy displacement
In sound c exactly what I wanted to rock c great but with his style selector can enter aa roughly every possible sonorits long as we love the warm sound Ampeg g compar ... with a lot of amp + speakers whose heads Ampeg SVT 3 and as I have the feeling of having a sound very close view similaire..apres I could not compare them side has cote.enfin I find its really excelent.
in terms of 200 watts are enough to play for club and repeat with a drummer who bangs ..
I find that at the sound quality ratio price one can hardly do better is really excelent, power is sufficient for clubs and repet, it is difficult to hope for a combo better now in this range for prix..et tried many configurations head + cabinet over 2000 euros g struggling to justify such a price gap given the quality of the sound of this combo, and I repeat g struggling to see the difference of its SVT head with 3 coupled to a cabinet 15 inches and this combo is worth twice cher..de more with this combo was not wearing his cabinet has 40 kg which is not negligeable..bref this combo is me a great deal
I return to my previous opinion because the amp lach me after a few months, the famous problem of reliability of Ampeg andTHE Service after sale shabby g to wait 6 or 8 months to recover an amp that works .. ..dropoff window
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nikosongs's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Hi ... I received one week ago this small jewels (the BA115HPT) I took the time to torture the bass to test it ...
He has an incredible fishing in both severe than in the tube preamp aigus.vive
He goes down very well at low frequencies despite its relatively compact size.
- The different settings its very easy to use.
He has a CD input that allows you to play background music which is very interesting por bassist when we repeat itself .... I even connected an MP3 for listening to music in the evenings outdoors so the sound is good and good quality ...
I play with a fender BA5
-I paid € 675 in VAT on music store ... Amiens.
Very good investment, I am very happy.
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Bassopol's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
1 * 15pouces a horn acute (with attenuator)
amp transistor and a 12AX7 in the preamp.
active passive input, CD input (not used), XLR line out (post EQ)
Low, Medium, Treble, Style, Gain, Volume, Mute a
Tuner (this has it's cool)
J'met than 8 because no switch pre / post eq for the output line.
And there'll have been able to put a button footswitch style because j'me not see on stage turned knob in the middle of a song.
The config is super simple, you turn two three knobs and the sauce is sending ...
three band eq so it's easy but unfortunate that the medium is not this has 2-band was cool too.
STYLE The switch is pretty cool you get a good thing, but it really is c ** that he did not stick to a footswitch controlled the ass for the tip.
For the manual, I only watched to see which was the preset style (but I reckon that's a little paper label on the amp that pandouille for recall).
on the other hand is a bit heavy and bulky (just a little).
It's not super easy to carry alone, firstly its weight (36kg anyway).
I play in a rock / pop / metal.En rehearsal and on stage.
Its going to sound good fats for the game in snapping his finger at Matt for the slap. (Config super fast with the style, unfortunately only in rehearsal)
I play a Cort NA4 so I play mostly with his band eq 3, it goes vite.Pour effects I have a octaver ehx it well infra cash, no worries. a MXR fuzz (el grande) and its really sending the potato what. His spring really well, wish it was bold and powerful.
Too bad it lacks a bit of precision and punch from time to time, but nothing serious far away (and yes it is 15 inches, not 2 * 10).
I have been a little over a year and I must say it is really cool.Moi is always wanted her bein the ampeg I'm ready! and cheap to boot.
I try not tons of model before, but since these feature for its price, I jump on it.
Ampeg sound, the price (at the time), versatility.
the absence of switch pre / post the output line, and no footswitch for style.
Money very cool (but really what!)
Today I will focus on the BA300 210, because the 2 * 10 is more suited to my game and the most complete connectivity
(Switch the line out and effects loop).
In conclusion.Très Good amp (and I stress very) for group use, repeated (at low volume <img class="smiley" src="/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_biggrin.gif" alt="" /> ) And concert.
Polyvalent.Le ampeg for its very cheap.