Venture V12 Bass Head


The portable 1200-watt Venture® V12 amplifier offers modern features, easy-to-use and intuitive controls, and an extensive array of tone-shaping tools.

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Ampeg Venture® Series amplifiers and cabinets deliver the modern style and features sought by contemporary bassists—continuing a tradition of innovation that stretches back to the dawn of the electric bass. The Venture V12 is the largest and most powerful of the three heads in the Venture Series, yet it fits into a gig bag or the optional Venture carrying bag, making it an ideal head for the travelling bassist. The Venture V12 delivers 1200 watts via its Class D power section—more than enough power to drive any of the Venture Series speaker cabinets or practically any other cab bassists may encounter on their travels.

  Featuring easy-to-use and intuitive controls, the Venture V12 offers an extensive array of tone-shaping tools that include a legacy preamp, 3-band EQ with sweepable Mids, Ultra Hi and 3-way Ultra Lo switches, a Super Grit Technology™ (SGT™) Overdrive circuit with SVT® and B15 voicings, and a highly musical variable compressor. An effects loop with Mix control, an XLR direct output, an Aux input, and a Phones output enhance connectivity, as do the Neutrik® speakON® outputs. All circuitry is analog except for the solid-state Class D amplifier. Add an optional AFS2 footswitch for remote control of the SGT overdrive and other functions, and an optional heavy-duty padded Venture carrying bag to protect your Venture V12.  



● Legacy Preamp with 3-band EQ

● Sweepable Mids

● Ultra Hi/3-way Ultra Lo switches

● Footswitchable SGT Overdrive circuit with SVT and B15 voicing switch

● Onboard variable compressor


● Lightweight and compact

● 1200 watts @ 4 ohms

● Effects loop with Mix control, XLR DI output, Aux input, Phones output

● Dual Neutrik® speakON® outputs

● Preamp Out/Power Amp In  


Available in 5 popular configurations from 1x12 to 4x10, these rugged cabinets enable bassists to choose the right cab—or combination of cabs—for any gig. The stylish cabinets are covered in carbon fiber-style Tolex and built to handle the rigors of the road, while at the same being some of the lightest bass enclosures currently available. They are loaded with lightweight custom-voiced Lavoce® neodymium woofers and high-frequency drivers.
Optional Portaflex®-style grille assemblies provide players with an aesthetic choice, and optional heavy-duty padded covers are also available.

STARTING AT $749.99     Shop Cabs


VENTURE V12 CARRY BAG  (Sold Separately)

Constructed of rugged 600-denier tarpaulin-grade vinyl with 10mm of padding for extra protection, they also feature nylon-web shoulder straps, water-resistant zippers, rubber edge ribbing for increased durability, roomy accessory pockets, and modern streamlined Ampeg logos.

● Durable padded carrying bags for Venture Series amplifier heads
● 600-Denier vinyl material with TPU backing
● Tear, abrasion, and water resistant with rubber edge ribbing
● Nylon-web shoulder straps
● Roomy accessory pockets
● Modern streamlined Ampeg logos

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AFS2 FOOTSWITCH (Sold Separately)

A roadworthy 2-button metal latching footswitch for use with any head or combo featuring switchable functions such as Mute, EQ, or SGTTM on/off*. A ten-foot right-angle/straight TRS cable is included.

$39.99     Add To Cart

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Neutrik and speakON are registered trademarks of Neutrik AG corporation.