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For Sale 1967 Ampeg SB-12 Portaflex combo amp w/orig. cover – 100% stock / mint cond - in North/Central NJ

Discussion in 'For Sale: Amps, Preamps, and Cabinets' started by GeeBass, May 15, 2017.

  1. GeeBass

    GeeBass Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2004
    North/Central NJ
    New Jersey

    Private Messages (PMs) ONLY please.

    Not looking for any trade offers - thanks.

    N.J. (north/central) local sale/pick up is preferred - but will consider shipping for a serious purchase offer.

    All-original vintage 1967 Ampeg SB-12 Portaflex flip-top combo amp, with original matching blue checked vinyl amp cover w/white piping – 100% stock and mint cond! Price reduced to $1499
    Available for local sale/pick-up in North/Central NJ (Chatham/Summit/Morristown area).

    This amp is a true ‘closet classic’ – never gigged, and very little at-home use - stored all these years with cover on, in a temp/humidity controlled home environment – and the amazing as-new condition really shows it.

    This would be a great addition to any recording studio or home studio – to add a warm mic’d tube bass amp sound to a tracked DI sound. Also a great tube amp for a vintage amp collector or vintage tone enthusiast.
    This Portaflex 12” model was the studio preference of legendary bassist Chuck Rainey – who felt it had a better balanced/more even response than the more boomy/uneven sounding Ampeg B15 model.

    Original dark blue checked vinyl amp covering AND matching amp cover (with white piping/trim!) are both in amazing condition, as is all the chrome, amp corners, and hardware – it all gleams like new.
    The original silver/grey grill cloth is also immaculate and looks like new – with no stains, rips, etc.

    Electronics/tubes (7868's) were all checked over by a vintage tube amp specialist and function perfectly – 100% stock - nothing has been messed with or modified.

    Front panel has two inputs (instrument/bass) – with volume, treble and bass controls and power switch. See second shot below for a close look at the flip-top head and front panel controls.
    The clear Ampeg Lucite logo plate above front panel lights up when power is switched on - and is just way TOOOO cool! No warping or discoloration of the Lucite plate like most of these get.

    Original Jensen 12” speaker is in great condition – sounds great - no rotted surrounds or replaced speaker like most every vintage Ampeg Portaflex Flip-Top you see listed for sale.

    Available for LOCAL SALE/PICK-UP - in North/Central NJ (Chatham/Summit/Morristown area). Would consider a reasonable distance drive to meet up with a serious buyer.
    I MAY consider shipping to east of the Mississippi - buyer would be responsible for all packing & shipping costs, since I have no proprer box/packing materials for this on hand.
    Serious inquiries only please! Sorry – no trades are welcome at this time.

    PLEASE Private Message (PM's) only - to purchase - or for all questions (use the "Start a Conversation" feature) – or to reach me faster, email me at: bailey.gee@verizon.net.
    I’m a TalkBass “Trusted TB’er” with 100% all-positive recent feedback on 33 major amp/bass transactions (see feedback copied below) - so you can deal/purchase with confidence.

    Thanks for looking!




    My Talk Bass feedback: 100% positive - 33 bass & amp transactions:
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2017
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  2. Oh Good Gravy - I have always wanted one of these. What a beautiful amp.
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  3. TomB

    TomB Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    This was the first amp I ever played bass through. ...couldn't even dream of affording one back then ...'65, maybe? Even back then I could tell it sounded way better than the $40 Kay amp I ended up with. This is the sound of bass in the '60's!
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2017
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  4. Happy Face

    Happy Face Supporting Member

    May 3, 2007
    Portland, Maine
    "Thanks again for looking" ??

    Seriously, what an awesome time capsule amp.

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  5. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I can't even think of a better house/studio amp on Earth. Woof.
    back4more and anotherhomeysan like this.
  6. GoLeafsGo

    GoLeafsGo Not Quite Right! Supporting Member

    Oct 25, 2013
    Whitby Ontario
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  7. DrewinHouston

    DrewinHouston I'm the one on the right Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2009
    Houston Heights, Texas
    Disclosure: I am not a great bass player
  8. spiritbass

    spiritbass Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2004
    Ashland, MO
    Sweet. :cool:
  9. GeeBass

    GeeBass Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2004
    North/Central NJ
    To keep this for sale thread clean and condense, please do not post comments here - Private Messages only.

    For comments on Portaflex combo amps - visit the 'discussion' forum thread: Official Ampeg Portaflex Club.

    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2018 at 12:47 AM
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  10. spellcaster


    Mar 20, 2007
    Nice amp. Does it have the dolly or did these not come with one?