No longer available 1967 Ampeg Portaflex B-18X

Discussion in 'For Sale: Amps, Preamps, and Cabinets' started by elgato, Nov 26, 2019.

  1. elgato


    Sep 8, 2008
    Pacific NW
    1967 Ampeg Portaflex B-18X in original blue Ampeg tolex
    • Plexi faceplate is a blank repro
    • One knob replaced a similar, smaller knob
    • Dolly, footswitch, and original cover
    • Original 18-inch Goodman's of England Audiom 18P
    • High-compression Jensen horn
    • Chrome handles switched upside down for easier portability
    • Maintained for years by Roy Blankenship; last serviced by Chris Benson of Benson Amps
    • All functions work perfectly
    • Great with bass, and especially vintage analog keyboards, like Wurlitzers, Clavs, and Fender Rhodes
    • Super condition for 50+ years old
    PM me with questions, and I’ll answer what I know. I’m not going to ship this beast, but I’ll assist in any reasonable way I can if you want to hire a shipper in the Pacific Northwest to crate, palette, and ship. Located in Portland, Oregon.

    Spec Rundown:
    Power Amp: Tube; 2 x 7027A, 50 watts RMS @ 16 ohms
    Preamp: Tube; 4 x 12AX7, 1 x 7199, 1 x 6CG7
    Rectifier: Tube; 1 x 5AR4
    Speakers: 1 x 18" Original Goodman's of England; 1 x high compression Jensen horn
    Channels: 2; 2 inputs per channel (Guitar, Accordion)
    Effects: Vibrato on channel 1, reverb and treble boosts on both channels 1, 2
    Controls: Bass, treble, volume; vibrato intensity and depth, reverb intensity, footswitch for vibrato and reverb
    Dimensions: 24 (H) x 30 (W) x 15 (D) inches
    Weight: 110 lb.

    Will consider some trades: Fender PJ basses, esp. CIJ, MIJ. Vintage Fender P or J in players condition. I’m a sucker for bound rosewood Fender jazz necks with block inlays, so I’d consider a reissue 75 J bass, a Lakland DJ-4, or even a nice vintage neck. It’s best, of course if values were close to go up or down with cash to match.


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    Last edited: Dec 2, 2019
  2. elgato


    Sep 8, 2008
    Pacific NW
    Knocking this down $100.

    New price $1100!
  3. elgato


    Sep 8, 2008
    Pacific NW
    Is there no interest or love for this magnificent beast? Fifty pure watts of thumping fury!
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2019
  4. It's a beauty alright... and yes there is love for your "Fifty pure watts of thumping fury!"
    I just bought a 1967 SB-12 and YES I'm certain that there's a someone out there who's gonna love it...
  5. Tomusk


    Nov 21, 2016
    Would you be willing to make a post new year's transaction?
  6. elgato


    Sep 8, 2008
    Pacific NW
    pm sent
  7. elgato


    Sep 8, 2008
    Pacific NW
    Whew! I didn't want it to waste away when it could be enjoyed!
  8. Jim C

    Jim C I believe in the trilogy; Fender, Stingray, + G&L Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    It's not about the amp; it's all about your location
    If it were close to me I would have bought it on November 26th; and have some killer trades that match your want list
  9. elgato


    Sep 8, 2008
    Pacific NW
    Uggh! Too bad. Freight for a heavy amp is such a deal breaker nowadays. I would have also been open to a nice 70s GS, KZ, or CB! :C)
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