An Inside Look at the Classic Tones of the Ampeg Heritage B-15

“This is an instrument.  It’s an amplifier…but I really consider this an instrument, as it’s a complete expression of what you are trying to do as a bass guitarist or producer.”  – Garth Fielding

Ampeg endorser, Garth Fielding, recently sent us one hell of a video.  He recently bought one of our limited-edition, US-made Heritage B-15s and loved it so much, he wanted to show the world why it was so amazing.

Garth walks you through the tonal palette of the Heritage B-15, with great examples of classic tones from the ‘60s and ‘70s. He shows you how to pull those tones out of the amp and really is able to re-create the classic vibe that has made the B-15 the most recorded amp in history.

So, check it out. If you have a B-15 of any era, I guarantee you will want to go and play around with it after watching. If you don’t own a B-15…well, then you don’t own a B-15. Oh wait, that’s from the new iPhone commercial. I hope they don’t sue us.

If you like Garth…and we do…check out his bass and producer work over at

  1. Comment by rich bartolo November 25, 2013 @ 3:58 pm

    Hey Ampeg: I just saw your demo on the b15 portaflex amp It sounds great and I agree it is an instrument and an amp. 1 question, As scarce as your gear is in music stores and mags why, I repeat why would you only make 50 units. what the heck? why not let the rest of the bass players in on this, I dont get it. Respect richie B

  2. Comment by Ampeg News November 25, 2013 @ 4:01 pm

    The Heritage B-15 is an amazing piece of hand-built awesomeness….but it’s price is hefty. We knew that we weren’t going to sell thousands and thousands of them. The Ampeg Portaflex series of class-d micro heads and matching cabs was the main piece at the time. The Heritage B-15 was a great way to raise awareness and get people into the Portaflex Series. We are still making a slightly different Heritage B-15N here at our U.S. shop. These are limited also, but still available for sell. Talk to your Ampeg dealer and they can get it if you truly want it!

  3. Comment by rich bartolo November 25, 2013 @ 4:04 pm

    Dear Ampeg: why not let the next generation find out about you revererocket amp by putting them in music stores and advertise, yea I know you do that with the bass amps but you need to get the word out to the newer players unaware of the old style guitar amps. Also why not revise the jet guitar amp. I saw the rolling stones use your gear in new york at the garden in 1969 and the sound was great. thanks Richie B


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