June 14, 2007
Ampeg History in Vintage Guitar
Ever wonder how Ampeg came up with the iconic B-15 bass amp? You know, the one with the flip top... Well, our pals at Vintage Guitar did a story on the FIRST B-15 prototype, the B-15N, which was masterminded by legendary Ampeg amp guru Jess Oliver. Check out the August 2007 issue (with Joe Bonamassa on the cover) to learn how this amp came to life.
In the story you'll learn how amp nut Robert Noble figured out he had Jess's original B-15, which was covered in a different vinyl than the diamond blue covering later used. You'll also find out that Noble bought this B-15 fifteen years ago for (sit down) 300 bucks! Talk about a "pawnshop prize"!