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Ampeg SB-12 Portaflex

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Colonel129, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. Colonel129


    Feb 23, 2010
    Baltimore, MD
    So I found an individual who is selling a Vintage Ampeg SB-12 Portaflex. He has it listed for $600. I have already requested to see more pictures of the amp due tot he fact he only has 2 posted. My question: Is this a good deal? Should I ask for a lower price? What is a typical price for one of these that is in decent shape, and works as it should? Thanks for your all's :help:!
  2. tifftunes

    tifftunes Guest

    Price fluctuates on vintage gear... I recently sold my B-15, for example, for $3300, when others were also selling for $600. Depends upon condition, age, and seller's/buyer's "needs."

    Short answer, if it's in very clean, working condition, all original, and you like it, $600 is a great price for a hand wired Ampeg from the 60s! Its probably one of the best recording amps of the ages for both bass and guitar (IMHO)!
  3. Volume4


    Sep 15, 2009
    Long Island
    I would do it in a heartbeat.

    I'm still down about an SB-12 in beautiful condition that sold close to me recently for $800.

    One day I have to learn the lesson of putting a set amount of money aside and being patient enough to wait for the right deal to pop up.....cuz they always do when I'm broke.

    $600 for an SB-12.....as long as it isn't beat to heck.....I'd do it.
  4. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
    As long as it doesn't need major work, $600 is a great price. I recently bought a B15 for $500 which needed some repairs, had been recovered, and had a JBL speaker - cap job, new tubes, and a few repro parts later I have a fantastic sounding B15 for under $700.
  5. Ron Now

    Ron Now

    Sep 3, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    Endorsing Artist: Fuzzrocious Pedals
    There is a store by my old school that has 2 B-12's that've asked about on several occasion. They have blown speakers, and are missing tubes, yet they are still asking $800-900 for them

    They clearly are still there since that is an absurd price for something that is broken, but yeah $600 if I was in MD and knew where to find it...it would be mine.

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