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Anyone run an Ampeg PF500 preamp into a poweramp?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Stompin Tom, May 17, 2017.


  1. I know Ampeg says you can slave a poweramp to the head with the preamp out, but I was wondering if anyone has any real-world experience doing this.

    I've searched the forum, but I've only found people suggesting this as an option.
     
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    It works fine, but I don't much see the point of doing it since it's already got 500w. What would be the reason you want to do it?
     
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  3. I'm considering running another cab for certain gigs, and my current rig is already at 4 ohms. It might also be nice to have more headroom with the smaller rig, though I'm not sure it'd make much difference. Long term I might switch to a dedicated preamp with a poweramp, but that's another tone quest and more $$.
     
  4. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Well it's pretty easy to do, at least.
     
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