I need help with picking my rig!!!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by _allen_09, May 9, 2018.

  1. _allen_09


    Sep 20, 2015
    Hello Everyone! I do not post much in here but I would like to hear everyone’s opinion about Ampeg Portaflex 350?

    I am in a tight budget so I don’t have wide option for heads and just because I really mostly play drums. I am in a Christian worship team, I play every weekend in a medium sized venue church which is a theatre (seats about 500). But I also plan to play in a local lounge with my buddies. BTW were gonna play mostly funk rock or alternative.

    Is the portaflex 350 reliable? i heard that it breaks really fast, they say span of 2 years; Previously had the Micro VR and it just broke. And is the Portaflex qgonna cut through loud guitarist and heavy banging drummers. In my church I just a tech21 DI to PA because we have wireless system, so I dont think it would be a problem for that.

    I am considering to get the SVT 115 cab instead of the fliptop cab, does anyone know what is the significant change if I get the SVT cab?

    Tone-wise, I really loved that B15 and p bass combo sound, I know portaflex is far from that sound. I actually play a japanese Fender aerodyne PJ bass from 2001 with a jazz neck.

    Any thoughts or opinions about this head? Other alternative heads or cabs? I will hear your suggestions. I really dont know alot of technical stuff and terms so bare with my profanities. :)
  2. two fingers

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

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    What is your budget?

    Roughly where are you geographically speaking?
  3. _allen_09


    Sep 20, 2015
    I lived in Sask, Canada and my local store carries Ampeg. Btw my budget is CAD$1000
  4. I had a Portaflex 350 for about 8 hours once. I wrote a poem about it.

    I had a Portaflex 350, she died, she died
    The shop said that she was sleeping, they lied, they lied
    Why, oh, why is my Ampeg dead? Couldn't that fault light have lit for me instead?
  5. Got nuthin', but I like your avatar.
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