Ampeg R12-R Reverberocket

50W Combo (1 x 1")

Made by Ampeg

Description All tube. 50 watts. Reverb. Blue Diamond tolex :)
Posted By Frank Silano (34)
Directory Equipment: Amplifiers
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Overall Rating: 5.0 (of 5)
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On 5/26/2003, Frank Rand (6) posted:
Overall Rating:
If you're into late '50s and early '60s Chicago electric blues this is a keeper. Great for recording or small venue. May not be loud enough for a larger space unless you mic it through a PA.
Model Year: 1962
Price: $125.00
Where Obtained: Used Gear store
Features:
Sound Quality:
Wow! Especially with an open tuning such as G or D. It love high ouput humbucking pickups. I use it often with a Heit (Teisco Del Rey), cranked all the way up, for a very spooky blues sound. This is a basic small output tube amp with a aged 12" Jensen blueback speaker. Creamy distortion with some bite. Takes effect pedals well.
Ease of Use:
Not much there to fiddle with. Run it wide open for best sound.
Durability:
It's old. I just had the power transformer replaced. Also, be sure to replace the original 2 prong power cable with a grounded 3 prong cable for safety. I learned that the hard way and zapped myself a couple of times before I took care of that.
On 2/20/2001, Frank Silano (34) posted:
Overall Rating:
I am in love with this amp. If you buy one and don't like it let me know, I'll be glad to take it off of your hands :)
Model Year: 1996
Price: $400.00
Where Obtained: Used
Features:
Vintage styling. Chicken Head knobs. Channel switching. FX loop. Loud and lush sounding. One of the greates clean channels out there with killer reverb. Very nice distortion channel - Marshally. Mine has 3 12ax7's and 2 6L6's (can also use EL34's). This amp is a real sleeper. I would say this is the best sounding tube amp out there for under $600. I would gladly pay $800 for this baby. Very sturdy too.
Sound Quality:
Sound great both clean and dirty. Blows my Rivera away! Best sounding reverb on the planet. Clean sounds like - well an Ampeg (nice). Dirty sounds like Marshall meets HiWatt. Really, really nice amp. A keeper!
Ease of Use:
Plug and play baby. Doesn't get much easier.
Durability:
Tough.