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Old 02-10-2011, 12:23 PM
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Default 1965 Ampeg B15 ND

Is anyone familiar with this amp? It's rare. I'm trying to get a value. Any input would be appreciated.
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:55 PM
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Is anyone familiar with this amp? It's rare. I'm trying to get a value. Any input would be appreciated.
You'd probably have better luck on an Ampeg Forum. Try this: http://ampegv4.com/forum/index.php
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Old 02-10-2011, 10:59 PM
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Is anyone familiar with this amp? It's rare. I'm trying to get a value. Any input would be appreciated.
What is the ND for? I played B15s for decades in my day. Tube amps. The Solid State came out a bit later. They were louder I recall.

Can we see pics of it?
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I don't know what the ND stands for. I can't figure out how to attach a file here. I only see "manage files." You can google it and find almost the same thing.
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Old 02-11-2011, 08:42 AM
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In an interview with Jess Oliver, he says:

"Model A-15, the A stood for Accordion. It was the same as the B-15 but accordion players liked to be assured it was designed for accordion. The B-15, B was for bass. The B-15N, the N stood for new engineering changes. The B-12X and B-18X, the X stood for extra power or extra effects like reverb or vibrato. As for the B15ND, I think that was the same circuitry only made with a printed circuit instead of an eyelet board. I'd have to dig up the schematics to confirm that."
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Old 02-11-2011, 09:34 AM
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In an interview with Jess Oliver, he says:

"Model A-15, the A stood for Accordion. It was the same as the B-15 but accordion players liked to be assured it was designed for accordion. The B-15, B was for bass. The B-15N, the N stood for new engineering changes. The B-12X and B-18X, the X stood for extra power or extra effects like reverb or vibrato. As for the B15ND, I think that was the same circuitry only made with a printed circuit instead of an eyelet board. I'd have to dig up the schematics to confirm that."
Then I have probably played them all.

I played thru B15s in the studios and stages year round for nearly 20 years. My first amp was a B12, sounds like a vitamin, lol. Then I bought the last B18 in stock at Manny's in NYC around 1968 I think. I never owned a B15 personally but they were almost always on the gig there either as the 'house' gear or a rental.
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Here's some pics

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Old 02-11-2011, 09:30 AM
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I don't know what the ND stands for. I can't figure out how to attach a file here. I only see "manage files." You can google it and find almost the same thing.
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Then read this; http://www.smithbassforums.com/showthread.php?t=100

Mike has laid it out.
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