Ampeg Announces 2012 Run of Limited Edition Heritage B-15 Amps

Ampeg Heritage B-15 Bass AmpLast year, Ampeg paid their respects to their legendary B-15 flip-top combo with a special run of 50 hand-built and hand-wired units. This year, they’ve announced a second run of 100 units.

The new Heritage B-15 features the circuit paths of both the 1964 and 1966 models, including the classic Baxandall EQ controls. That, matched with premium 6SL7 octal preamp tubes with a bias switch, allows for recreating each years’ distinct bias methodology, Ampeg says.

The cabinet features a double baffle design and houses the combo’s 15″ Eminence driver.

The 2012 run of Ampeg Heritage B-15 combos is limited to 100 units, expected to be available worldwide in June. For more, visit the Ampeg website.

Ampeg 2012 Limited Edition Heritage B-15 Amp Specs:

  • RMS Power Output: 30W RMS (1966 bias) / 25W RMS (1964 bias)
  • LF Driver: 1 x 15? custom Eminence®
  • Preamp: Tube (3 x 6SL7)
  • Rectifier: Tube (1 x 5AR4 or 5U4G)
  • Power Amp: Tube (2 x 6L6GC)
  • Channel 1: 1964 (B-15NC)
  • Channel 2: 1966 (B-15NF)
  • Tone Controls: Baxandall Bass and Treble (per channel)
  • Power Tube Bias: Selectable (1964/cathode, 1966/fixed)
  • Speaker Outputs: 1 x 8 ohm, 2 x 4 ohm
  • Line Out: Yes
  • Dimensions (H x W x D inches): 27 x 21 x 14 w/dolly
  • Handling Weight: 95 lbs / 43.1 kg

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  1. Why don’t they just mass produce the Heritage B-15 Amps?

  2. Wayne you should check out the ashdown dp 200

  3. I used a ’66 B-15 in the studio a few years back and thoroughly enjoyed it. I also have my Amplitube SVX set to automatically load the B-15. I don’t know that I would ever tour with one of these, but… ‘Legendary’ just got a second circuit path better!

  4. how much do the ampegs cost.

  5. This must be another misunderstanding. The Ampeg-site say”100 Heritage Reverbrockets R 12 R”. No word about a new limited run of some B-15 at all….