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Another Ampeg PF350 Question

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by gimp, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. gimp

    gimp Supporting Member

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    I have a little bit of an oddball setup:

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    1967 Ampeg BT-15 into a Mosvalve power amp, going "stereo" out into each side of my 2x15, with each speaker getting 80 watts.
    Details on the wiring here: http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f15/peavey-2x15-project-complete-823227/

    The cab can run either two separate 4 ohms inputs, or a single 8 ohms.

    Now on to the question
    I really, really like my current setup. I can push the BT-15 (which is really just being used as a pre) nice and hard, and then use the power amp to control the volume without changing the tone.

    The problem: This thing is not light.

    The PF350 power output at 8 ohms is better (250 vs the 160 I have now) and it is substantially lighter.

    I have yet to get to Guitar Center yet to try, but can you get a nice "growl" or distorted sound out of the PF350 without obscene volume levels?
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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    Sure can. Just crank the gain. If you're looking for fuzz, look elsewhere, but it does a very nice mild-medium grind.
  3. gimp

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    Mild-medium grind is good by me. I have a fuzz and compression pedal IF I need them. I'm just looking for something "gritty."
  4. gimp

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    Jimmy - how would you rate the durability of the PF350? I see threads here and there of problems with at least the 500.
  5. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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    Had mine for a year and a half with no problems whatsoever. Can't tell you about everyone else's but mine's been great.
  6. johnpbass

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    Mine has been solid as well. Great amp IMO - great warm Ampeg tone, simple effective EQ, plenty of power for small to meduim sized gigs.

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