Ampeg PF-500 Portaflex Bass Amplifier Head

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The Ampeg PF-500 Portaflex Bass Head delivers a wall of sound and power in an ultra-compact design.

Ampeg’s Portaflex PF-500 bass head delivers a staggering 500W of power in a lightweight design providing pure Ampeg tone in an extremely portable package. The PF-500 sets a new standard for solid-state with Ampeg’s MOSFET preamp.  The Ampeg PF-500 features a 5-position midrange control and classic ultra hi/lo boosts to maximize tonal possibilities. With additional features like a direct out with ground lift and -15 dB input pad make the PF-500 perfect for the working bassist. There’s even onboard compression for a tighter, cleaner tone at high volumes.

The PF-500 head matches perfectly with the Ampeg PF-115HLF or PF-210HLF flip-top cabinet for the ultimate portable Ampeg tone.  Get yours from Sam Ash Direct today with the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy.

Features:
  • 500 Watt RMS power output @ 4 ohms
  • 3-Band EQ with additional 5 frequency presets
  • Ultra High/Low Boosts
  • Solid State Class “D” power amp
  • Onboard compression with FX loop and mix control

Get your Ampeg PF-500 Portaflex Bass Amplifier Head today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Bass Amp Head
  • Owners Manual
Series Portaflex
Model PF-500

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AmpegPF-500HE Portaflex Bass Amplifier Head
 
4.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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1.0

TWO AMPEF PF 500s BITE THE DUST

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from Dallas, Tx

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Pros

  • Small

Cons

  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

  • Boat anchor

Comments about Ampeg PF-500HE Portaflex Bass Amplifier Head:

On the issue of recommending The AMPEG PF 500 Portaflex , I would have to say NO! The First amp lasted for 23 months and died (Blue Fault Light No Fan). Six months later, the same for it's replacement. To top it off LOUD Technologies, (i.e., Mackie, AMPEG) are difficult to deal with and don't respond well to customer claims. So, I won't be buying any future equipment from them.

I'm just really disappointed by companies not standing behind their products, in general. Sadly 90% of the gear we buy is junk from day one. I'd just like to find one reliable manufacturer who treats their customers like gold.

 
5.0

Portababy

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from Columbus Ga.

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Pros

  • All the goodies
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics
  • Svt tone

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Small Venues

Comments about Ampeg PF-500HE Portaflex Bass Amplifier Head:

I was afraid this amp would be like the svt3 I bought new many years ago. Sounded great for about two days and then kaput. I never bought another Ampeg amp after that. The factory never did fix it and would not replace it. Now I always loved the sound,but I was really pi.. about the service. Well I ordered this amp, because I know if it ain't right Sam Ash will make it right. I've been buying gear from them for years and Matt has always been first class. Now to the amp. I love it in every respect. There is no other amp at this price range that comes close. Great tone all the features of the big amps and lite weight. Just so you know
, some review said the fan was noisy. Ain't so whisper quiet. Plenty of volume. Sounds great with a hartkye hydrive112 and a ampeg b115e.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

excellent head! powerful & portable

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from miami, Fl

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Ampeg PF-500HE Portaflex Bass Amplifier Head:

    As an Ampeg lover, I have to say that this Class D amp blew my brains out. y tested it at my local sam ash store and it was love at first heard... Really versatile for getting the signal that you want to record or to a mixer for live performance.
    the compressor is really natural and warm sounding
    I use with the ampeg PF 210 HE speaker cabinet and just can't get enough of it. the portaflex function it is awesome too.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Ampeg has done it again

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    from NY

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Light weight
    • Portable
    • Powerful
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Hiss

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Ampeg PF-500HE Portaflex Bass Amplifier Head:

    This is a very easy to use and powerful head, there should be no problem dialing in your sound. other than a slight hiss when using the PF-115 & PF-210 cabs (turn horns down) I have nothing bad to say. this rig kick out some serious low's
    I use this amp with an Upright Bass and play a slap style, and whenever I played through an Ampeg I have always got a great tone. I will without a doubt put this rig through the ringer and only time will tell if this head can hold up to the job.

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    PF-500 Portaflex Bass Amplifier Head

    The manufacturer's warranty covers B series, Diamond Blue and BA combo amps for two years; SVT Classic and Pro series speakers for two years; SVT Classic and Pro Series electronics for five years; all tubes for 90 days; and all guitars with a limited lifetime guarantee. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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