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Ampeg BA115HPT 1X15" 220 Watt Bass Combo Amp   

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The BA115HPT has all the professional features of other Ampeg Bass Amp Series combos, with the addition of a 12AU7 tube integrated into the preamp ci...Click To Read More About This Product

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Tube-driven preamp for additional warmth and coloration.

The BA115HPT has all the professional features of other Ampeg Bass Amp Series combos, with the addition of a 12AU7 tube integrated into the preamp circuit. Line out, 3-band EQ, Style control, and padded input option in a robust, tilt-back enclosure.

The BA115HPT features 220W of power, a 15" driver, and a 1" compression driver. In addition, the BA115HPT has dedicated input and master gain controls as well as CD input and mute switch.

FEATURES
  • 220W
  • 12AU7 preamp tube
  • 15" heavy-duty driver
  • 1" horn driver with L-pad attenuator
  • XLR output
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AmpegBA115HPT 1X15" 220 Watt Bass Combo Amp
 
4.3

(based on 13 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good practice amp for Ampeg lovers

I initially got the Ampeg BA115HP, the solid-state version of the Ampeg BA115HPT. Though the BA115HP had nice tone and somewhat passable volume for a solid-state amp, the gain control didn't cause the...Read complete review

I initially got the Ampeg BA115HP, the solid-state version of the Ampeg BA115HPT. Though the BA115HP had nice tone and somewhat passable volume for a solid-state amp, the gain control didn't cause the kind of break-up or head-room I wanted. I also started to notice that the BA115HP didn't have enough volume to practice with my band. So I decided to up-grade to the BA115HPT (the same amp with a tube pre-amp). Bottom-line, if you can spend the extra money-- The BA115HPT definitely has more volume, superior tone, and head-room compared it's solid-state brother. The tube pre-amp makes a lot of difference, I had a big grin on my face when I boosted the gain to about 7 and up. The pre-amp pushes the amp like it should and gives that lovely Ampeg tone. I added a SansAmp Bass Driver DI for over-drive and more tone options. This is a combo I highly recommend: if you use the Ampeg SVT setting on the SansAmp and boost the drive, you start to approach a low budget SVT sound. This a pretty affordable option and workable, since most of us can't crank a SVT or similiar amp in an apartment or residential area, right? The BA115HPT reacts well to the SansAmp as stomp-box and breaks up well. Keep in mind I love high-gain, overdrive, and distortion on the bass. The other good thing about the BA115HPT is that it really has the sweet Ampeg tone that many of us love some much. I have a 1970's SVT with the standard 8 x 10 cab, so I know this tone well. The BA115HPT functions well as a portable practice amp. Admittedly, I haven't had the opportunity to really crank this amp, since my band is building a new practice room right now and I plan to use my full SVT set up as a gig amp.I play a Fender American Jazz Bass and Fender US Vintage 62 Jazz Bass, which both sound great through this amp. I give 4's as ratings, because I don't give a 5 lightly, but this amp is worth it and performs great for the price range and as portable amp.

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Not quite enough

This is a great combo amp, great tone and features, but it is certainly not enough for the stage or even the slightly loud practice space. It just doesn't hold it's own; not...Read complete review

This is a great combo amp, great tone and features, but it is certainly not enough for the stage or even the slightly loud practice space. It just doesn't hold it's own; not nearly enough prescence even with a 50 watt guitar tube amp turned up halfway, and with even moderately loud drumming. As advertised, it's more for the bedroom than the stage.

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4.0

Its all about money

By Hardrockeif

from Farmville, NC

Comments about Ampeg BA115HPT 1X15" 220 Watt Bass Combo Amp:

Positive: TONE, TONE, TONE, TONE! A huge variety of tones are offered from the tubes loaded into the ba115hpt. The 15" speaker rly brings out the warmth of the tubes. I find huge, bittersweet, dark and atmospheric tone from this baby. But great slapping and general rock tones come with ease too. The volume and master controls are the deciding factor to how vintage your sound will be. The horn control helps control how soft or harsh you want your sound to be. And the on-board tuner and mute switch save lots of time and prevent annoying others.Negative: Volume. The amp gets plenty practice loud, but not rly gigging loud. Its uasable for smaller gigs, but def not anything more than a large coffe shop. Comfortably porting this amp is a slight problem; its rather heavy and slightly off-balance. Though my remedy to this is placing the heavy side against my chest and using the handles on the side.I bought this amp for $800. A few weeks later, $300 dollars came off the standard price tag. Worth my money, but for the sale prices a great steal. I would highly recomend this amp for recording.

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5.0

Easy to carry ..it 's the best

By Bass_T

from West Covina ,CA

Comments about Ampeg BA115HPT 1X15" 220 Watt Bass Combo Amp:

I play with Warwick corvette standard 5 strings. The amp has very good tube sound, good punch good bright sound, but it has a buzzing sound came with the punch, the buzzig come from down to the left of the amp, every time you make a punch the buzzing come out too.. it is not a big deal if you play in band nobody hear it even youself. I try to play in concert for a night club 300 people size with out PA system this amp can handle it Vol 6 master 7(if you know how to control sound for live band), but my sound eng put it to PA a litte bit just in case. I don't use input -15db because it drop too much so i put it to 0db even my bass is Active, (Volune 10 master 10 Amp still alive Good speaker with musicman bass) ...Overall this amp is very good sound for combo amp, easy to carry

 
5.0

Great Buy

By Man Beast

from New York

Comments about Ampeg BA115HPT 1X15" 220 Watt Bass Combo Amp:

At the beggining of the summer I went hunting for a bass amp that could be heard over a drumset and over a 100 watt Fender Twin Tube amp. This amp is able to hold its own. You get the great ampeg tones everyone raves about and at 220 watts you know its loud. The one thing is that the price was a deterant, after all why not just get a halfstack for just 100-200 dollars more? But after trading in my Ibanez SW 65 and buying it used I was able to get it for $350 and man I would say that its been one of my favorite purchases. It totally killed the tones I was getting from the Line6 Lowdown LD300 and the Fender Bassman 1x15 I was looking at. If you need a loud portable amp with great tone then look no further.

 
5.0

Review

By micah AKA Basshippy

from Denver, Colorado

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Comments about Ampeg BA115HPT 1X15" 220 Watt Bass Combo Amp:

this amp is great, may not have all the bells and whistles as other combos but definately can do the same and beyond what they can do.features i like is the L-pad adjustible horn level. i like the mute switch (super convient) & the tuner (dont even take my hand held one around any more!) You can get a variety of tones and if you dial in right you don't have to blast the volume to 9 or 10 to be heard. and i know-i play over keyboard, leslie organ, and drums @ church! plus playn 4 state women's choir, my local choir, district youth choir, and state purity i need something loud and durable. So, yea this is l-o-u-d... Good transportation system with the wheels(again super convinient) and the handles on side and traditional handl on top. i would recommend this 4 studio use, practice, and at any church service. Plus ampeg is a highly trusted amplifier brand and delivers great tone. -God bless and i'm out

 
5.0

bass amp extraordinaire

By upright and double

from Oakland, CA

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Comments about Ampeg BA115HPT 1X15" 220 Watt Bass Combo Amp:

I've owned this amp for a few weeks now, and I find it is simply awesome in every way, except that it has a plastic grille in front of the speaker that offers little protection. The sound is great, the tuner works well, other instruments can sound better on this amp with the selector provided.

 
3.0

Annoying Buzz

By Paul Pulera

from wisconsin

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Comments about Ampeg BA115HPT 1X15" 220 Watt Bass Combo Amp:

Very nice sounding amp but has a annoying buzzing sound everytime you play a low D. Have seen others with same problem. I had it in the shop twice and they tightened everything down but to no avail. I think this is a design flaw and I am getting rid of this amp.

 
4.0

Good for a year...

By webbspidersonic

from Columbia, MO

Comments about Ampeg BA115HPT 1X15" 220 Watt Bass Combo Amp:

Positives: Great tone with the tubes, great features (headphones out, cd in jack, tuner), portable, removable casters are great, good looking, easy to repair, ease of dialing in the sound you want.Negatives: knobs break off because they are exposed and if you plan on moving it around to gigs, this may be an issue when it gets tossed around with other equipment. Depending on the size of your band/venue, it can be hard to crank the volume, after about a dozen gigs with the volume around 8 it definitly starts to show its age, meaning lots of buzzing that I can't seem to clear up, the earlier review about the cell phone interference is completly correct (it goes crazy with buzzing in the vicinity of cell phones), not easy to "upgrade". If you're looking for a studio amp, or something to practice with, this is your deal...but if you're seriously looking to gig, go with a separate head and cab, you it will be easier and cheaper in the long run to upgrade.

 
5.0

Awesome power, itty bitty box

By Rosby

from Reno, NV

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Comments about Ampeg BA115HPT 1X15" 220 Watt Bass Combo Amp:

Right out of the packaging, plugged it in with bass attached and you get that full spectrum Ampeg sound. The tuner and controls do what they should and are tailored where they should be for excellent bass playing. Plenty of power for small gigs. Love it.

 
5.0

Just Fine

By SadFaceMic

from Savannah, GA

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Comments about Ampeg BA115HPT 1X15" 220 Watt Bass Combo Amp:

I love this amp. It has warmth, punch, and depth. I was very surprised to get such tone out of a solid state. It even has a tuner! Good stuff all around.

 
4.0

Good practice amp for Ampeg lovers

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ampeg BA115HPT 1X15" 220 Watt Bass Combo Amp:

I initially got the Ampeg BA115HP, the solid-state version of the Ampeg BA115HPT. Though the BA115HP had nice tone and somewhat passable volume for a solid-state amp, the gain control didn't cause the kind of break-up or head-room I wanted. I also started to notice that the BA115HP didn't have enough volume to practice with my band. So I decided to up-grade to the BA115HPT (the same amp with a tube pre-amp). Bottom-line, if you can spend the extra money-- The BA115HPT definitely has more volume, superior tone, and head-room compared it's solid-state brother. The tube pre-amp makes a lot of difference, I had a big grin on my face when I boosted the gain to about 7 and up. The pre-amp pushes the amp like it should and gives that lovely Ampeg tone. I added a SansAmp Bass Driver DI for over-drive and more tone options. This is a combo I highly recommend: if you use the Ampeg SVT setting on the SansAmp and boost the drive, you start to approach a low budget SVT sound. This a pretty affordable option and workable, since most of us can't crank a SVT or similiar amp in an apartment or residential area, right? The BA115HPT reacts well to the SansAmp as stomp-box and breaks up well. Keep in mind I love high-gain, overdrive, and distortion on the bass. The other good thing about the BA115HPT is that it really has the sweet Ampeg tone that many of us love some much. I have a 1970's SVT with the standard 8 x 10 cab, so I know this tone well. The BA115HPT functions well as a portable practice amp. Admittedly, I haven't had the opportunity to really crank this amp, since my band is building a new practice room right now and I plan to use my full SVT set up as a gig amp.I play a Fender American Jazz Bass and Fender US Vintage 62 Jazz Bass, which both sound great through this amp. I give 4's as ratings, because I don't give a 5 lightly, but this amp is worth it and performs great for the price range and as portable amp.

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