1969 Ampeg B-12XTC
The Ampeg B-12XTC guitar amp is renowned for its warm, tube-driven sound and exceptional build quality, this amplifier represents the pinnacle of Ampeg’s dedication to crafting iconic amplifiers. The Ampeg B-12XTC has attracted the attention and admiration of esteemed guitarists who appreciate its exceptional tone and versatility.
The Ampeg B-12XTC guitar amp boasts a range of features that contribute to its legendary status among guitarists. Most of Ampegs B-12 amps were two-speaker fliptops. The “C” designation here means it is the 4 x 12 cabinet fliptop version. The B-12XTC harnesses the power of vacuum tubes to deliver its signature warm and rich tone. The amplifier offers a range of tone-shaping controls, including a 3-band EQ, presence control, and a mid-tone selector. The B-12XTC features a visually striking design with its vintage-style cabinet and control panel.
This amp has been used by great guitarists to create huge sound. David Gilmour, the legendary guitarist of Pink Floyd, has employed the Ampeg B-12XTC to achieve his signature tone. Its ability to deliver a lush and atmospheric sound perfectly complements Gilmour’s emotive playing style and contributes to his iconic guitar sound. James Hetfield, of Metallica, has used the Ampeg B-12XTC to create his heavy and aggressive tone.
The Ampeg brand has a rich history that dates back to the late 1940s when Everett Hull, an ambitious musician and engineer, founded the company in the USA. Ampeg initially gained recognition for its high-fidelity bass amplifiers, catering to the needs of professional bassists seeking amplified sound solutions.
Over the years, Ampeg expanded its product line to include guitar amplifiers and other audio equipment, all characterized by their exceptional quality and innovative designs. The brand’s commitment to craftsmanship and sonic excellence has established Ampeg as a leading name in the industry, trusted by musicians worldwide. The Ampeg B-12XTC guitar amp stands as a testament to the brand’s legacy of craftsmanship and innovation.