#1
Hey guys, I played a bunch of amps today in the $500 used range and I really liked these. But I'm just starting bass and I don't really know much about them yet. I think I liked the Ampeg a bit more but I don't have an ear for bass tone haha. I'm looking for a Mark Hoppus bass sound. What should I get?!
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#2
Mark Hoppus uses Ampegs and they have a very distinctive sound (they aren't a transparent amp ie one that allows the tone of the bass to pass through). Most bass players can easily hear a player and say--that's an Ampeg!
#3
The store I played them at had the ampeg b5r priced at $1200 new and the used swr priced at $495, so maybe the priced tricked me into thinking the ampeg was nicer. But, I thought it had a more warmer, punchier sound. The SWR was out of an Ampeg 410 and the ampeg was out of the ampeg 810 so maybe that made a difference?

edit: i have seen the ampegs used online for around $500 so I'm not sure why it was priced so high in the store.
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#4
I've found the SWR WorkingPro series amps have tremendous punch and low end. I'd go with the SWR.
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#5
I found an Ampeg B5R for $450 shipped, it was $1200 at the store and I liked it more so I bought that one.
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#6
I don't have enough experience with SWR to give an opinion on them, but Ampegs are incredible sounding and versatile.
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