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FDP Forum / Fender Bass Guitars and Bass Amps / Ampeg V-4B reissue


Newberg, Oregon

Fender...never say never.
Mar 30th, 2018 08:52 AM   Edit   Profile  

Does anyone have one of the reissues of this iconic amp?

Looking for some opinions.


Danny Nader


You should have been there!
Apr 2nd, 2018 12:47 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have a friend who has an older one. Maintains it well. Biggest drawback is he runs out of headroom sometimes. 100 -120 watts rms & 41 lbs would be a tough decision for me. But it's a nice sound.


PS: Don't get me wrong, they sound great!

(This message was last edited by Danny Nader at 08:08 PM, Apr 6th, 2018)


New York City

Apr 5th, 2018 08:43 AM   Edit   Profile  

Hey George,
I got nothin on the V4B but just thought I'd mention this. Suggest you at least go and try out an Ampeg PF 350 or 500. I especially like the 350 with the old school simple controls. For new generation ultra-lightweights, they are surprisingly "Ampeg-gy" on response and sound.


New Zealand

Apr 6th, 2018 02:04 AM   Edit   Profile  

I have owned and regularly used a new V4B reissue for about three years. It has performed flawlessly in that time with absolutely no issues. At about 40 pounds it is an easy lift and looks the vintage part. I prefer a clean tone and having owned a V4BR concurrently with a Fender 100T I eventually sold the 100T as to my ears the V4B stays clean longer - that is, I suppose it overdrives more gradually and euphoniously than the 100T. Of course, not everyone will prefer this and the 100T is more versatile with its two channels (I still own a Super Bassman). The V4b with a precision or jazz is vintage tone perfection, very easy to dial in for that plug and play vibe. If you are into that vintage vibe with a passive bass the V4b is a safe bet. Hope this is some help.

(This message was last edited by Tim1 at 03:54 PM, Apr 7th, 2018)


Newberg, Oregon

Fender...never say never.
Apr 7th, 2018 06:02 AM   Edit   Profile  

Thank you Tim. Very helpful.


(This message was last edited by edmonstg at 08:03 AM, Apr 7th, 2018)

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Vacaville CA

Runs with scissors !!
Apr 26th, 2018 06:30 PM   Edit   Profile  

After putting on a new set of Optima Flats it really came to life !

(This message was last edited by kart24 at 12:54 AM, Jun 19th, 2018)

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