1972 Ampeg B-15N Portaflex bass combo amp

J.T.

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For sale, 1972 Ampeg B15N Portaflex combo. This is one of the last of the tube rectified models, before they went to solid state rectifiers. The tube compliment are: 1x 5AR4, 2x 6L6GC, and 3x 6SL7. The head was purchased from the estate of Larry Rogers (http://www.rodgersamplifiers.com), and appears to have been repaired by Larry, because the can capacitor and additional filter capacitor are recent. The cabinet is correct for the amp model, and I made some minor repairs to it, adding front and back lid supports where they had been previously removed (looks like someone had mounted some other kind of head to the lid and needed clearance). The casters are mounted directly into the cabinet, and are removable. I sourced a new mounting tray, shock mounts and rubber lid gasket from fliptops.net to complete it. The speaker is a '70's JBL E140 with its original cone. The aluminum dome is a little crinkly, but the speaker works fine and the combo sounds great.
If you don't know much about the greatest bass amp ever made, take a look at the Ampeg Portaflex Wiki on TalkBass. There's plenty of great information there: https://www.talkbass.com/wiki/ampeg-portaflex-wiki/
The asking price is $1200, plus shipping and money transfer fees. The amp and cabinet will be packed in two separate boxes to prevent any damage, and will be fully insured. If you want to save the shipping, pickup in the central Florida area is also available.












 

marsten

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Oh man.. I don't even play bass but even I know the B-15 is one of the coolest bass amps ever created.

Someone will love this amp for sure:thumb:

GLWS
 


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