Ampeg Venture V12 1,200-Watt Bass Head

SKU: 99-025-1125
Sale price$899.99 USD Regular price$1,299.99 USD

Power that’s all Ampeg

The Venture Series was built for modern-day bassists requiring a portable yet powerful amp head. Under the hood, the V12 sports all-analog circuitry, excepting, of course, the solid-state Class D amplifier. The Venture V12’s 1,200 watts of power give it plenty of juice to drive every speaker cabinet in the Venture Series, in addition to nearly every speaker you’ll come in contact with on the road.

Legendary tone built right in

The Venture V12 Bass Head offers you the power of its footswitchable SGT (Super Grit Technology) Overdrive circuit for satisfying crunch and powerful drive. Within this circuit, you can tap into the tonal excellence of two of Ampeg’s coveted amplifiers: the SVT and the B15. If you’re unfamiliar with the SVT’s signature roar and harmonic richness, Ampeg invites you to flick the switch and see what the fuss is about. Similarly, the B15 is ready to take you back to vintage sound with tonal qualities all its own. After you’ve picked your poison, you can dial in the amount of grit with a stacked knob configuration. The Venture V12 also provides bassists with a 3-band EQ that includes sweepable Mids, Ultra Hi, and 3-way Ultra Lo. These tonal-sculpting features are topped off by a highly musical variable compressor.

Comprehensive connections

Playing the bass is a formidable challenge unto itself, but it’s easier to succeed when Ampeg sets you up with all the requirements needed. The Venture V12 offers an XLR-DI, headphone output, and FX Loop for work on the stage or in the studio. Not to mention, the FX Loop is enhanced with a mix knob to blend wet and dry signals. With all the requisite controls at your fingertips, you’ll find more time for churning out killer grooves and sculpting your dream tone.

Compact size perfect for on-the-go bassists

The Venture V12 is the largest in the Venture Series, but thanks to a compact design, it can easily fit in a gig bag. This makes it the perfect amp head for traveling bassists! You can also grab an optional Venture carrying bag to transport your V12 in ultimate style and protection.


  • Venture Series puts power and portability at the forefront
  • Powerful Class D power section capable of 1,200 watts at 4 ohms
  • 3-band EQ with sweepable mids, Ultra Hi, and 3-way Ultra Lo knobs
  • Footswitchable Super Grit Technology Overdrive circuit with SVT and B15 voicings
  • XLR-DI and headphone output
  • FX Loop with mix knob for mixing dry and wet signals
  • Variable compressor set for a variety of situations
  • Dual Neutrik speakON outputs for ultra-clear signal
  • Small and compact — fits in a gig bag!


  • Type: Solid State
  • Number of Channels: 1-channel
  • Total Power: 1200W
  • Effects: Overdrive
  • Compression: Yes
  • EQ: 3-band EQ, Mid frequeny, Ultra Low Switch, Ultra Hi Switch
  • Inputs: 1 x 1/4", 1 x 1/8" (aux in), 1 x 1/4" (power amp in)
  • Outputs: 2 x SpeakON (4 ohms), 1 x XLR (DI out), 1 x 1/4" (preamp out)
  • Headphones: 1 x 1/4"
  • Effects Loop: Yes, Wet/Dry mix
  • Footswitch I/O: 1 x 1/4" TRS (overdrive, mute)
  • Footswitch Included: No
  • Power Source: Standard IEC AC cable
  • Height: 3.1"
  • Width: 14.6"
  • Depth: 10.8"
  • Weight: 8.3 lbs.