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SOLD 1966 Ampeg Portaflex B-15N

Discussion in 'For Sale: Amps, Preamps, and Cabinets' started by Chebass88, Mar 5, 2014.

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  1. 1966 Ampeg Portaflex B-15N

    My father gave me this amp a while back, after using it professionally for over 30 years. He had three of them that he used on a regular basis. I also used them for all of my gigs through the end of HS (1998). I am selling this as I already own one myself. It would be great in a studio.

    CONDITION: This amp has not been regularly gigged since ~1999. There is a crackle sound when it is on, but nothing too serious. I've heard that this is a common problem for these old Ampegs. The guitar / bass channel works well. Channel 2 cuts in & out, however, this may be fixed with a thorough cleaning.

    Any modifications to this amp (casters, handle, etc.) were to keep it functional as a primary gigging amp for 30+ years.

    TUBES: The tubes light up, but I am not sure about the age or condition.

    SN: 041426 (dates to 1966 per www.unofficialampeg.com)

    PRICE: $700.00 OBO

    • Top handle has been replaced with a non-original but functional handle.
    • Side handles appear to be original.
    • Latches appear to be original.
    • Chrome AMPEG logo is missing from the front.
    • Original casters were removed and replaced with non-OEM casters.
    • Tolex is worn through or ripped in spots, primarily on the corners.
    • Marking on interior of cabinet, “A1 19”.
    • Extra fuse in Ziploc bag, pinned inside cabinet

    • Clear plastic logo on the front of the tube guard is in good shape and lights up
    • The paint is chipped on the transformers.
    * Power cord is 2 prong cord.

    • Speaker appears to be in decent condition.

    At some point, repair work was done on this amplifier by Lou Mercuri Music (Burlington, NJ) in the early 1980s. There is a sticker on the back of the amp. (I mention it was the early 1980s as I remember riding along with my dad when he went there)

    • Dust cover is well-worn on the corners, and there is a small tear in the top near the center handle. (I got it caught on the trunk latch of a 1987 Mercury Grand Marquis sometime prior to ’98)
    • Edges worn

    I would prefer to sell this amp locally, however, I will ship it at the buyer’s expense. Shipping will be packaged by UPS Store employee, and insured for purchase price. A recent ebay listing for a 60s portaflex listed shipping at $200.

    Payment by PayPal or cash (if local pickup). Cash discount of $50.00 from asking price if picked up locally.

    I am not interested in any trades at this time.

    Amp with dust cover on

    Amp closed, without dust cover:

    Top handle:

    Left side:

    Underside, showing casters:

    Right side:

    Rear (scratches on tolex from loading into & out of trunk):


    Marking inside cabinet:

    Extra fuse:


    Amp front:

    Power / ground switches:

    Plastic logo:

    MODEL B-15N

    Rear of head:

    Serial Number (dates to 1966):

    Lighted plastic logo:
  2. paddydukes

    paddydukes Supporting Member

    May 8, 2007
    Burlington VT
    I don't imagine this will hang around too long to the tune of 700 bucks! Come to VT and i'll buy it from ya! sweet piece of gear there...
  3. That reminds me - I forgot to list the location.

    I'm located in Haddon Heights, NJ, a suburb of Philadelphia. It is an easy drive from anywhere between DC & NY.
  4. On hold pending payment.
  5. SOLD.

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