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I'm impressed by my PF50T.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Marty Forrer, Oct 11, 2018 at 6:21 AM.


  1. i played a rock bar gig last night and left my two 1x12 cabs at home as there was an 8x10 provided, also FOH support. I took my 650 watt D class head along in case the PF50T didn't cut it, after all it's only 50 watts. Dang! With the gain on 12 o'clock I had the master on 10 o'clock and it pumped! Plenty of headroom, and the sound guy loved the transformer DI. Happy man here.
     
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  2. justbass57

    justbass57 Supporting Member

    Yes, you should be happy, it's a great little amp, everyone should have one kicking around.
     
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  3. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    A fifty watt tube amp into an 810 can get very loud.
     
  4. jnewmark

    jnewmark Just wanna play the groove. Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2006
    Stax 1966
    Third St. Cigar Records staff musician.
    Has it got the dreaded hum ?
     
  5. two fingers

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

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Very cool!

    The other day I was noodling around with all my gear. I decided to try my Ashdown LB30 (30W all tube head with transformer DI as well) through my Ampeg 610 AV.

    DANG! Sounded great and was STUPID loud.

    20180820_194329.
     
  6. daveman50

    daveman50 Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    Westchester County NY
    I agree! If you're used to playing a 'small' tube amp through one speaker, you'll be amazed what happens when you add more cones.
     
  7. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Yep, I've done it too, and it rocks!
     
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  8. Plucky The Bassist

    Plucky The Bassist ZOMG! I'm back from the dead! Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Man, this gives me some hope for gigging my PF-20T! I've got a fridge-sized oldschool 2x15s (ported as well) so idk if it will be 8x10s loud, but I may be able to bring some thunder. Congrats on rockin it with that Ampeg! The tone is killer!
     
  9. No, dead quiet.
     
  10. jnewmark

    jnewmark Just wanna play the groove. Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2006
    Stax 1966
    Third St. Cigar Records staff musician.
    How old is it ?
     
  11. InhumanResource

    InhumanResource

    Dec 28, 2012
    I want to try this with my double 410HE setup. Dying to know if this is viable in a fairly loud band.
     
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  12. Wesley R

    Wesley R Supporting Member

    Way Cool!
     
  13. ficelles

    ficelles

    Feb 28, 2010
    Devon, England
    Mine too.
     
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  14. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    With these sort of combinations, you really have to try it and see. It depends in the efficiency of the cabinets. Some do better than ohers.
     
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  15. I bought it recently, so it's possibly a 2018 model.
     
  16. nonohmic

    nonohmic Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    ABQ, NM.
    Damn that's my hometown! The PF50T rocking the Cabana?
     
  17. Anders Barfod

    Anders Barfod

    Jan 16, 2015
    That's the Thing with tube amps. You can push it slightly beyond the 50w and get compression and harmonic distortion. That compression cuts some lows that you probably do not need in the mix..
     
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  18. Greyvagabond

    Greyvagabond

    Aug 17, 2007
    Los Angeles
    That's the power of total speaker sensitivity vs. wattage. God bless 8x10s.
     
  19. smtp4me

    smtp4me

    Sep 30, 2013
    Philadelphia, PA
    I've been looking for a < 100 watt all tube amp with the transformer DI option. I am aware of the PF50T - really wish I could try one in person, but haven't had much luck finding a local store with them in stock
     
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2018 at 5:58 PM
  20. Skillet

    Skillet Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2011
    Louisiana
    Where the heck is Stumbo? It would've been much better with a high pass filter. ;)
     
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