The iconic bass amp sound of the ’60s and ’70s
The Ampeg B-15 bass amp defined the sound of recorded electric bass. From Motown sides with James Jamerson to classic Stax records with Donald “Duck” Dunn, this 30-watt, 1x15, all-tube brute oozes character — delivering a warm and fat fundamental note that laid the foundation for ’60s and ’70s rock, funk, and soul.
Developed by Brainworx, the Ampeg B-15N Bass Amplifier plug-in perfectly emulates the circuitry, tone stack, and iconic thump of Ampeg’s limited-edition Heritage B-15N bass amp — exclusively for UAD-2 hardware and
Unison enabled for the best real-time tracking experience.
- Track and reamp with legendary all-tube, B-15 tone — from jazzy clean to warm overdrive to heavy distortion.
- Hone your tone with the robust and meticulously emulated two-band Baxandall EQ.
- Harness two flavors of the iconic B-15 circuit — 1964 and 1966 — each with switchable bias controls for further tweaking.
- Audition 42 separate high-end recording chains, featuring four different cabinets and multiple classic microphones.
The SVT plugin sounds pretty damn good. Maybe even better than some of my recordings of the real deal.John Cuniberti Joe Satriani, Sammy Hagar, Dead Kennedys