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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. 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...
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  4. 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.
  5. On hold pending payment.

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