SOLD 1967 Ampeg B18 Portaflex

Discussion in 'For Sale: Amps, Preamps, and Cabinets' started by JKoehler, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. JKoehler

    JKoehler

    Jan 31, 2008
    Snoqualmie, Wa.
    Price:
    $1000
    Location:
    Washington
    I bought this amp from Bruce at Fliptops earlier this year, and built the cabinet using a `65 B15 double baffle cab as a guide. I covered the cab using black check tolex and SouthCo latches for the lid. The cab has dovetail construction and a brand new Eminence Delta 15" speaker. I made a cover out of the extra tolex. 081.JPG
    The chrome on the amp is very pitted and some of the silk screen graphics are gone. The knobs are`nt original and the lucite plate is a reproduction. The volume pot for channel 2 has been changed out at one point. That`s the bad, the good is this amp sounds and performs wonderfully.
    The tubes are all strong, the rectifier tube is an NOS 5AR4 Hewlett Packard from the early 60`s that I replaced when I got the amp. The 6SL7 preamp tubes seems to be original, but tests strong.
    The amp has had a recent cap job, not by me, and was gone over by my amp guy where he gave it a good bill of health.
    I`ve been gigging this amp for the last few months and it has performed flawlessly. At 50 watts, that’s 15 more than a B15, but the same size as one. I overbuilt the cab using 11 ply void free plywood with no buzzes or rattles.
    I`m using the money from the sale of this to fund another restoration project, so no trades please.
    Please ask any further questions. $1000
    Because of the high cost of shipping, I would be willing to meet halfway in the western Washington area. Otherwise, I will ship the amp and cab in separate boxes. Buyer pays shipping.
    Enough of the talking, here are some pictures!
     

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  2. JKoehler

    JKoehler

    Jan 31, 2008
    Snoqualmie, Wa.
    One more picture of the cover.
     

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  3. Keyser Soze

    Keyser Soze Supporting Member

    Looks like you did a real nice job on the cab. Congrats and GLWTS!
     
  4. JKoehler

    JKoehler

    Jan 31, 2008
    Snoqualmie, Wa.
    Sale pending!!!
     
  5. JKoehler

    JKoehler

    Jan 31, 2008
    Snoqualmie, Wa.
    Sold! Thanks Jeremy.