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Ampeg BA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp Black

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The Ampeg BA-108 bass combo is perfect for beginning bassists, offering tools like 3-band EQ, MP3 input and a headphone out for silent practice. The high-output 8" speaker is specifically matched to t... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Ampeg BA-108 bass combo is perfect for beginning bassists, offering tools like 3-band EQ, MP3 input and a headphone out for silent practice. The high-output 8" speaker is specifically matched to the powerful 25-watt amplifier for optimal performance.

The BA-108 has a ported baffle for excellent low-frequency extension. Also great for live performances or recording, the BA-108 has a dedicated line out. Its impact-resistant cabinet design features durable black tolex, white piping, and Ampeg's classic logo badge.

FEATURES

  • 25W
  • 8" high-output speaker
  • 3-band EQ
  • Aux input
  • Headphone out
  • Ported baffle for enhanced low-end response
  • Line out
SPECIFICATIONS
  • 15-1/3"W x 15-1/3"H x 11"D
  • 27 lb.
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AmpegBA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp
 
4.2

(based on 27 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Ampeg BA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp

Haven't owned an Ampeg amp since the legendary B-15 (actually the last one I owned was a BT-15 that had a transitorized head). My first Ampeg amp came in 1960. I...Read complete review

Haven't owned an Ampeg amp since the legendary B-15 (actually the last one I owned was a BT-15 that had a transitorized head). My first Ampeg amp came in 1960. I can't even remember the model name of that amp, but it had black grille cloth with what looked like white paint brush spatterings on the grille cloth and the name "Ampeg" was stenciled on the grille cloth. Then came a B-12X (Ampeg's first attempt at a two channel amp with reverb), a reverberocket and then the BT-15, which I used with a Leslie Model 16 and a Farfisa Duo combo organ in the late 1960's. That set up served me well for years. I've always stayed away from amps with small speakers because I never found one that was worth a hill of beans. When I first saw the BA-108, it had quality written all over it. I couldn't believe the price. I bought without ever even testing it out. I thought with Guitar Center's return policy, what did I have to lose. Eight inch speaker, I thought, this can't be that good. I was totally shocked at the sound quality out of this little thing. I also play rhythm guitar and bass guitar and this is quite the amp for rhythm guitar. There's enough quality volume out of this litle thing to actually use it for small clubs. It's the best amp I've ever owned for rhythm guitar. It's probably not the amp for rockers, but would be great for jazz guitarists. For such a small speaker, it's realy got depth and you don't get any speaker buzzing like with other small speaker amps. The secret to this little amp has got to be the speaker that Ampeg is using, along with the ported cabinet. It's got Send and Receive jacks on it to add a reverb unit or other toys and an output jack to run it through a PA system without having to use a mic. Try to find another small amp with those jacks. Only wish they built in a small compartment into the back to stow the power cord. This has become my amp of choice for guitar. Although the BA-018 is designated as a bass amp, it's a great all purpoe amp for many other instruments. Haven't tried it yet with my Nord C2 organ, but I need a three channel amp for that. I use a Polytone Taurus Elite for that instrument and those amps are very difficult to find. For some reason, they are not sold by major brick and mortar and on-line music stores. My days of lugging around big amps is long gone. I think this Ampeg weighs 28 pounds, perfect for me.

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all that glitters is not gold..

disappointed with my purchase. I returned it the same day. while the tilt-back design is a clever idea, the amp seems unbalanced & had a tendency to topple over much too easily....Read complete review

disappointed with my purchase. I returned it the same day. while the tilt-back design is a clever idea, the amp seems unbalanced & had a tendency to topple over much too easily. plugged in, the volume level was as expected though the overall sound quality improved 100% with the use of a noise gate! (MXR) every note I played sounded very unpleasant to my ears. there was a faint buzz saw distortion coming through the speaker. being a practice amp, the headphone output needs major attention. all I heard was my bass buried beneath a wash of white noise that became unbearable on max volume. to it's credit the price, looks, & features offered make it a better choice over competing brands. test beforehand.

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(3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

all that glitters is not gold..

By Jason Scammell

from Vancouver, B.C

Comments about Ampeg BA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

disappointed with my purchase. I returned it the same day. while the tilt-back design is a clever idea, the amp seems unbalanced & had a tendency to topple over much too easily. plugged in, the volume level was as expected though the overall sound quality improved 100% with the use of a noise gate! (MXR) every note I played sounded very unpleasant to my ears. there was a faint buzz saw distortion coming through the speaker. being a practice amp, the headphone output needs major attention. all I heard was my bass buried beneath a wash of white noise that became unbearable on max volume. to it's credit the price, looks, & features offered make it a better choice over competing brands. test beforehand.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great little practice amp

By Jack

from Fairfax, Virginia

Comments about Ampeg BA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

This amp has such great tone, its truly outstanding. For one 8 inch speaker, it can put out a decent amount of power, but when playing with two guitarists it won't get the job done, this is pretty limited to just being a practice amp. But the tone is wonderful, and the simple tone controls are nice because I already have the sound I want and there is not too much to mess around with. Overall this is a really great amp, 5 stars.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Fantastic amp if you know what to expect

By Matthew Burks

from Dayton, Ohio

Comments about Ampeg BA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

I paired this amp with my Epiphone Thunderbird IV Gothic bass (beginner/intermediate bass). The sound is great. I can clearly hear it over my 50 Watt RMS surround sound speakers turned up to 90% volume (playing music from iTunes to practice). This amp will not fill a room with sound if the room is louder than a living room. My only concern is that the tilt-back feature usually makes the amp topple all the way backwards when it's sitting on a soft/uneven surface like a carpet. This will damage the AC cord in the back - it already feels loose from rolling over twice in one day. However, the general build quality is solid. It feels just like my crate combo amp.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ampeg BA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp

By ROBERT ROTH

from Elgin IL

Comments about Ampeg BA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

Addendum. Several reviews state that the Ampeg B-018 has a tilt back feature. It doesn't. Maybe there was an earlier version that had this feature, but the one I just purchased doesn't. Look at the photos! Makes me wonder if some of the reviews are referring to the next amp up in the series, which does have the tilt back feature. So I wouldn't give much credence to the reviews that mention the tilt back feature, they may be reviews for the wrong amp. The B-018 is too small to be cut away at the bottom to tilt back.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect Practice/ Line Out / Monitor

By Mark Moore

from Alabama

Comments about Ampeg BA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

This is an awesome amp for the price. I'm new to the bass world and being a keyboard player of 12 years, I didn't want the headache of carrying such large equipment around.I searched for a bass amp to use for practice and to plug into a mixer for live sound. This amp was perfect. With the proper settings in place you will not beat the price for the quality of this amp. It sounds great with the edgy bass tone and sound great with the smooth bass mode as well. I plug into the mixer using the line out and I get to use the church sound system, it's a balanced sound, and with the amp right in front of me it is a great monitor!!! Great amp for the price:)

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is the best small Amp I ever Brought for home Uses.

By Bruh Ron

from Pattersoon, La.

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Excellent Sound
  • Unbeatable For Its Size

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about Ampeg BA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

    This is my homework box, And sometime on the go practice package. If I had known it was gonna be this good, I woulda gotten a Ampeg for my Church or Travel instead of the Peavey Tour 115. Hell, I didnt know.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Solid Practice Amp

    By Mr. Smooth

    from Saint Paul, Minnesota

    Comments about Ampeg BA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

    This is a great buy for the money. Great rounded Ampeg tone at low volume. And a little more attitude at higher levels. I use it for individual practice and for studio recording. The line out and effects in/out on the back are a great feature for this price. If you are looking for an amp in this price range this should be seriously considered. You won't be embarrassed pulling this out of your trunk for accoustic jams. After all it is an Ampeg!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Well worth it!

    By Josh

    from cleveland, Oh

    Comments about Ampeg BA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

    For the price, this amp is definitely four stars. It has everything needed to rock, plus an additional line out which is nice for going to a PA system. It's held up since I got it with zero problems and I don't regret my decision at all!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Ampeg BA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp

    By ROBERT ROTH

    from Elgin IL

    Comments about Ampeg BA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

    Haven't owned an Ampeg amp since the legendary B-15 (actually the last one I owned was a BT-15 that had a transitorized head). My first Ampeg amp came in 1960. I can't even remember the model name of that amp, but it had black grille cloth with what looked like white paint brush spatterings on the grille cloth and the name "Ampeg" was stenciled on the grille cloth. Then came a B-12X (Ampeg's first attempt at a two channel amp with reverb), a reverberocket and then the BT-15, which I used with a Leslie Model 16 and a Farfisa Duo combo organ in the late 1960's. That set up served me well for years. I've always stayed away from amps with small speakers because I never found one that was worth a hill of beans. When I first saw the BA-108, it had quality written all over it. I couldn't believe the price. I bought without ever even testing it out. I thought with Guitar Center's return policy, what did I have to lose. Eight inch speaker, I thought, this can't be that good. I was totally shocked at the sound quality out of this little thing. I also play rhythm guitar and bass guitar and this is quite the amp for rhythm guitar. There's enough quality volume out of this litle thing to actually use it for small clubs. It's the best amp I've ever owned for rhythm guitar. It's probably not the amp for rockers, but would be great for jazz guitarists. For such a small speaker, it's realy got depth and you don't get any speaker buzzing like with other small speaker amps. The secret to this little amp has got to be the speaker that Ampeg is using, along with the ported cabinet. It's got Send and Receive jacks on it to add a reverb unit or other toys and an output jack to run it through a PA system without having to use a mic. Try to find another small amp with those jacks. Only wish they built in a small compartment into the back to stow the power cord. This has become my amp of choice for guitar. Although the BA-018 is designated as a bass amp, it's a great all purpoe amp for many other instruments. Haven't tried it yet with my Nord C2 organ, but I need a three channel amp for that. I use a Polytone Taurus Elite for that instrument and those amps are very difficult to find. For some reason, they are not sold by major brick and mortar and on-line music stores. My days of lugging around big amps is long gone. I think this Ampeg weighs 28 pounds, perfect for me.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Just Right

    By MARGARET PLUMMER

    from Bmore, Md

    Comments about Ampeg BA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

    Though I won't label this the best combo I ever had it sure fits the bill for me at this time. The queen of the castle is tired of my 410 and 115 in the living room. But i can't stand the way my little practice amp sounds, even when I run it through my power amp. Enter the B108. I played this along side of everything like or near it in the store and wound up taking this. for me it was better tone than the BA110, BA112, Acoustic 112 ministack, Fender rumbles [all of them] and the new Peavey Max 115 'blah'. Keep in mind, I knew a little 8" speaker was not going to thump or rumble and this is no exception to that rule. But the tone is definitely 'SS' Ampeg.The surprises continue, a quiet line out to the power amp and tone stays clean, a volume control for your input divise, and a freekin effects loop and the -15dB pad is perfect for effects, mine happens to be a comperssor and or a cheap mic tube pre. If all you need is good tone and you have the means to connect to a pa or power amp, then this will do the trick. I my schecter elite 4 through a DOD compressor into the B108 alone, that was nice. I then hooked up to an Aiwa stereo amp [150 watts] which powered my gk mbe 410/400 and had to pipe down because my queen was watching TV. So I found enough space elsewhere and ran my basses through the pre [limiter engaged] and jammed. So much fun i had to write this review. Get one and enjoy

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Impressive bass practice amp

    By DANIEL SMITH

    from Berkeley, CA

    Comments about Ampeg BA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

    This is a great sounding little amp for what it is. I was looking for a small portable bass amp I can play with my acoustic combo and for practice. This is easily carried with one hand. I spent about an hour at my local GuitarCenter store auditioning the Acoustic B15 and this Ampeg, both at around the same price point. For me the Ampeg beat the Acoustic hands down -- a richer, deeper sound with more presence for the Ampeg, in spite of its 8" speaker versus the Acoustic's 10". I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this for practice or low-volume gigs. After playing through Vox and Fender amps all my life, I will now be paying more attention to Ampeg.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    An Ampeg for Recording

    By MARK CUNDIFF

    from St. Louis, MO

    Comments about Ampeg BA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

    I LOVE my Ampeg BA-108!!!! I use it for recording and it's superb. The -15dB input keeps my StingRay from overdriving the preamp. Surprisingly (clean) low end from an 8" speaker. The effects loop is a nice touch, as is the dedicated line out. I only have the Volume on 2 and I use a combination of a microphone and the line out on separate mixer channels to get a composite track. Very clean and defined tone. I have no use for the CD input so popular these days. Finally, an affordable Ampeg!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great sound for a small price and amp

    By Anthony Greutman

    from Hicksville, Ohio

    Comments about Ampeg BA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

    Am very pleased with this purchase. Was looking for a smaller at home amp that did not sound like a cheap practice amp. This baby sounds great, nice full sound, not muddy at all and with the 3 band tone control, allows for good sound shaping. Have yet to find a sub 100.00 practice amp that matches the sounds and features this one offers.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The perfect bedroom practice amp

    By Scott Leach

    from Littleton, CO

    Comments about Ampeg BA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

    If you're looking for a simple little solo practice amp, you found it. It has the Ampeg tone that everybody wants, it's less than $100, it's small, light and sturdy, it has an aux (CD) input with a dedicated volume control to simplify mixing with your playback, and it has effects loop and line out connections. It is not a volume powerhouse; the volume is perfect for solo practice, but if you need to cut through a mix with a loud drummer and guitarist you will need a bigger amp, otherwise it has everything a sub $100 amp can possibly offer. I highly recommend this amp.

     
    2.0

    Vinyl Covering coming off the back wall of the amp...

    By Captain1201

    from St. Louis, Missouri

    About Me Experienced

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      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording

        Comments about Ampeg BA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

        I noticed that after about a year and a half, the black vinyl "tolex?" material they use to cover the back wall of the amp was starting to substantially separate from, and curl up off of, the particle board cabinet. I used some Krylon spray-on adhesive to re-glue them down, but I'm not sure it's going to stay down. It kind of gripes me that you see this kind of cosmetic failure after such a short period of time.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Ampeg BA-108 review

        By Joe

        from Detroit, MI

        Comments about Ampeg BA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

        I needed an amp for my bass guitar that would not cost me a large amount of money. Looking around, this amp and the Fender Rumble 15 were the most popular. At my local GC I tried out both of these amps and I found that the Ampeg gave me the tone I was looking for. It has a nice, warm sound with great low and high end tones. I have not cranked it up that loud, so I cannot talk about how it sounds turned up. I took off a star because the amp I received had a defunct power cable. It would not stay plugged in to the amp and fall out. I used another power cord I have and it works, so I know it is the cord. So far I have been pleased with this amp and I would definitely recommend it for bass players looking for a good sounding amp at an affordable price.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        awesome

        By Matt

        from pasadena maryland

        Comments about Ampeg BA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

        My brother needed a amp for his bass and we had a hundred bucks so we went to guitar center and bought this amp. WOW! This thing is impressive! Its packs a punch. We use this amp for the bass and the amp and they both come out crisp and string! Great amp for the price!

        (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Terrible distorted sound

        By david b

        from NYC - NY

        Comments about Ampeg BA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

        Terrible distorted sound, I returned this item next day!

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        this thang is SMOKING!!

        By Travis White

        from Spartanburg SC

        Comments about Ampeg BA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

        I went into my local GC an saw this little 100 dollar ampeg and i had to check it out. I plugged in and played a lil.. let me tell you this thing was smoking. no really i went an got an employee cause you could see the smoke coming off it.. the guy told me it was just burning the new off it.. Turned it off, walked around a little, came back still smoking. I think its still there if you want it? if your recording make sure you take the battery out of the smoke detectors.. this isnt a ampeg.. save up for the real thing.

        (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Just mising the BASS

        By Doug Patterson

        from Newport RI

        Comments about Ampeg BA-108 25W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

        AMPEG BA-108 amp fit and finish are wonderful. It looks great sitting in my office/guest room. Just wish I had the bass I ordered to actually play. Be careful when ordering from GS online. They don't give you a warning the product you are ordering is back ordered. I placed my order 19DEC. It's 20 JAN and am stil waiting. I'll update the review when the bass delivers.

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