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Ampeg PF500-racehorse deal?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bjabass, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. bjabass


    Jan 10, 2011
    Mountain South
    Got a shot at a PF-500 today for $200. Good deal or ?????:help:

    Don't need an amp, very pleased with my Nemesis RS-400 and my Hartke practice amp, but with all the hullabaloo about Ampeg I thought I would see what's up.
  2. Bitterdale

    Bitterdale Natural Born Lurker

    Dec 4, 2010
    Ocala, FL
    Jump on it.
  3. Pretty good deal IMO. I picked up my rig (PF500, PF210HE and PF115HE) for $800 total. Less than $300 per component - I felt pretty good about that.
  4. gjbassist

    gjbassist Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2005
    Kansas City, MO
    For that price I would absolutely get it! Who knows, it may become your favorite amp. I bought a GK 1001RBII head for $250 on CL because it was such a good deal. I didn't need a new amp at the time but now it's my main amp.
  5. seamonkey


    Aug 6, 2004
    Something is wrong, the price is too good to believe.
  6. dbd1963


    May 18, 2010
    Northern Virginia
    I recently saw a guy list a PF-500 w/ 210he for $450 because he was desperate to sell. It was gone in a flash.
  7. bjabass


    Jan 10, 2011
    Mountain South
    Bought it. It works. The only bass I have here is my acoustic/electric and I won't judge it by this. I'll take it to rehearsal and see how it works. I may be looking for a PF 115 HE.....
  8. Run the gain at 1-2 oclock and you'll get that lovely Ampeg grind.
  9. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Ya, it does a really good distortion.
  10. RC52


    Apr 10, 2010
    Laurens, SC
    Man, get it. It's a great amp ! That's a ridiculous price !

    Had mine for 8 months , love the phat Ampeg tone!!!!
  11. Enjoy

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