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1967 Ampeg Portaflex B-18N 18" Bass Combo Amp Owned by Matt Hyde #30142

Availability: In stock


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BRAND: Ampeg

MODEL: Portaflex B-18N

FUNCTION: Bass Combo Amp

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This listing is for a Vintage Ampeg Portaflex B-18N 18" Bass Combo Amp Owned by Matt Hyde.


  • Serial #: 052116
  • 1 - 18" 8Ω ohm speaker

ACCESSORIES INCLUDED: This item comes as seen in photos, and does not include any accessories.

PHYSICAL CONDITION: Good - The metal parts are lightly oxidized and the top handle is a metal strip only. The speaker grill cloth has 2 small tears. The tolex cabinet covering has various rips and scuffs on all sides. In a couple places, the covering is peeling at the seams. There is some adhesive tape residue on the rear of the cab. Despite the wear to the covering, the cabinet is structurally sound and sturdy. The head shows signs of use consistent with the cabinet. The front has some pitting from oxidation but still has a shine and the lettering on the control panel is easy to read. The transformer covers have paint worn on the top/inside corners. At their bases, oxidation has worn through the shine of the chrome. The tube cover retains most of the original black finish, although one can see oxidation and light rust poking through where the paint is missing. The sides and rear of the head show more oxidation and have taken on a rust color. The lettering on the rear of the amp is clear and as easy to read as the front panel. The external surfaces of all switches and jacks have oxidation and light rust, although there is nothing functionally wrong. This amp displays all the cosmetic signs of being a working musician's amp from the worn tolex to the oxidized metal surfaces. However, it shows to be solid as ever and is in good condition.

WORKING CONDITION: Very Good- Absolutely wonderful tone, and practically silent in operation. You can't tell this amp is even on until you start playing, and across all inputs, you get a consistent quality of signal. Treble 1 and Bass 2 are just the faintest bit scratchy upon adjustment, and once in a blue moon, you may notice a mild bit of jumpiness (a Mullard flash on the left power tube - startling, but normal and completely harmless). All in all, a brilliant amp in phenomenal working order.


UNPACKAGED DIMENSIONS: 15.5" x 29.5" x 27"

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