I have owned this for quite a few years . (Original lot) Have never had a problem with it.
I recently purchased an SVT 3 and actually prefer the sound of the PF . Both are great amps , one is much less expensive .
Ampeg PF-500 500-Watt Portaflex Bass Head
- 4/5, 4 from 14 reviews
Compact 500W Bass Amplifier Head, 3-band EQ, Mid-tone Presets, Lo/Hi Boosts, Compressor
- 4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jul 11, 2017
- Build Quality:
- + Sounds good, great portability.
- - Midrange selector
Bought this amp brand new and have had it for almost three years. I've never had a problem with it, it's been super reliable. The flip top comes in handy, extremely portable unit. Not a fan of the mids selector switch, it's not very responsive. Can't really get those mids that help you cut through in a mix. Other than that, it sounds great for recording, looks cool, and I'd recommend it to other bassists.
Small,Portable.powerful great tone quality
- 5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Jun 4, 2017
- Build Quality:
- + Small a little light weight,great sounding features and controls
- - Fan noise can get to you
Got this baby as a backup but it wind up being my preferred rig.
I just love he power and the tone it produces on all of my Basses including acoustics.small enough to put in my backpacks,but powerful enough to make a decent statement in all my gigs.
- 500W @ 4 ohms, Class D
- 3 x 14 x 11
- EQ / Controls:
- Bass, Mid, Treble, Mid-Tone control: 5-position, Ultra Lo/Hi boosts
- Other Specs:
[*]RMS power output: 500W @ 4 ohms
[*]Power amp: Class D
[*]Tone controls: Bass, mid, treble
[*]Mid-tone control: 5-position
[*]Ultra Hi/Lo boosts
[*]Balanced direct out
[*]Pre/post EQ option
[*]-40 dB pad
[*]FX loop with dedicated mix control (footswitchable)
[*]Power amp in/ preamp out
[*]1/8” headphone out / line in
[*]-15 dB input pad
[*]Power supply: switching
[*]Dimensions ( H x W x D inches): 3 x 14 x 11
[*]Handling weight: 11 lbs / 5 kg