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Ampeg PF-500 Portaflex and PF-210HE Stack

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by ram flowers, Jun 2, 2018.

  1. ram flowers

    ram flowers

    May 31, 2018
    Shelton, Wa
    After several posts on TB and some research on the net I finally decided on this combination. I appreciate all who came to my aid. Please give me some final input on this before I pull the trigger . I have read both good and bad about the PF 500 Portaflex head. I am looking to purchase this item from WWBW. download.png
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  2. If you need the thing, and can afford the thing and you still need is to tell you to get it, maybe you should consider why you haven't pulled the trigger yet.

    If it's just jitters, get the thing, I really don't know what else you need to hear.
  3. ram flowers

    ram flowers

    May 31, 2018
    Shelton, Wa
    I conquered my jitters, lol I just pulled the trigger and I am in debt again, but happy. Thanks pie_man_25
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  4. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space


    Hi ram flowers :)

    Well in this case my final input is...

    Happy New Rig Day :hyper::hyper::hyper:

    Rock it!

  5. dave tutt tech

    dave tutt tech

    Jun 3, 2018
    Reliable? Doubt it! I get these quite often and they usually arrive as a blackened brick as the insides just fry. The PF as far as I am concerned is as reliable as the pro 7 so think about 6 months if you are lucky! Likewise the Peavey Mini Mega or in fact any amp that combines a switched mode PSU and a class D amplifier. They don't last.
  6. My understanding is that they had fixed the issue with these and only the first batch were affected. Is that not the case? I’d assume @ram flowers bought one with a warranty.
  7. I really shouldn't butt my head into your finances, but I really hope you know what you're doing re: going into debt for a bass amp. Seriously, debt can be like playing with fire. Conversely, if you've got income coming in and can manage payments effectively it can boost your credit rating, I just know a good few people that can't seem to manage their debt and have become debt-phobic as a result.
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2018
  8. ram flowers

    ram flowers

    May 31, 2018
    Shelton, Wa
    I have read on you tube comments that the earlier issues have been fixed. Comments go about 50/50 so I am hopeful it won't burn up. It does come with a warranty. I also bought the extended 3 year platinum coverage warranty just in case. I am being positive as one can be, especially when one buys an item online without trying it out. Thanks again to all.
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2018
  9. High Camp

    High Camp

    Oct 3, 2013
    Congrats with your Ampeg stack. IME I can tell you it sounds great, not only to me, but I got a lot of positive feedback on the sound.
    (my amp being a PF800, but the only difference is the watts, sounds the same)

    If possible, make sure to clear your debt a.s.a.p., 'cause that will save you money in the long run.
    Most fun way is of course by doing some paid gigs...:D
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  10. I can dig it. Been using this for a few months now. Your going to like it.
  11. ram flowers

    ram flowers

    May 31, 2018
    Shelton, Wa
    Thanks highcamp
    Thanks to the Netherlands, and thanks for your support. I am anxious for it to arrive.it.
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  12. ram flowers

    ram flowers

    May 31, 2018
    Shelton, Wa
    Thanks High camp
  13. ram flowers

    ram flowers

    May 31, 2018
    Shelton, Wa
    Thanks Kevin did you use the Portaflex option of attaching the head to the top?
  14. ram flowers

    ram flowers

    May 31, 2018
    Shelton, Wa
    As soon as I get this paid down I will buy the extension cab.
  15. Yes, she is a true fliptop and at about 50 lbs. (for both pieces) I take advantage of the use of the wheels on the bottom of the cab when ever I can to move it around. The wheels don't seem very rugged so I try not to be to abusive on them.
  16. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY

    I flip top too. One thing to watch is the seal. My lid has a slight warp, a high spot in the middle, so I had to put some wider and thicker weatherstrip on the box and added another latch on the back middle. Seals fine now. But iI do suggest you have a good look and listen for air chuffing past to ensure you seal up ok. Weatherstrip is cheap.

    The wheels are rugged enough for smooth floors but not for four wheeling. They have stout steel frames, solid rubber wheeld and plug into steel sockets. Very rugged for the weight of the rig. The major fault is they are so small dianeter. When pushing on concrete sidewalks or ashphalt lots, turn the cab so only one wheel leads, encountering cracks or divots one wheel at a time. It will easily glide over many surface faults without issue. I can throw my guitar case and accessory bag on top rotate it about 20 degrees and glide my way across any lot and walk ONE TRIP without problems. Love having wheels.
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2018

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