1963 Ampeg B-12-XY Fliptop Portaflex Vintage 1×12 Tube Amp with Vibrato & Reverb

Saturday, May 11th, 2019
1963 Ampeg B-12-XY Fliptop Portaflex Vintage 1x12 Tube Amp with Vibrato & Reverb

1963 Ampeg B-12-XY Fliptop Portaflex Vintage 1x12 Tube Amp with Vibrato & Reverb

1963 Ampeg B-12-XY Fliptop Portaflex Vintage 1x12 Tube Amp with Vibrato & Reverb

1963 Ampeg B-12-XY Fliptop Portaflex Vintage 1x12 Tube Amp with Vibrato & Reverb

1963 Ampeg B-12-XY Fliptop Portaflex Vintage 1x12 Tube Amp with Vibrato & Reverb

1963 Ampeg B-12-XY Fliptop Portaflex Vintage 1x12 Tube Amp with Vibrato & Reverb

1963 Ampeg B-12-XY Fliptop Portaflex Vintage 1x12 Tube Amp with Vibrato & Reverb

1963 Ampeg B-12-XY Fliptop Portaflex Vintage 1x12 Tube Amp with Vibrato & Reverb

1963 Ampeg B-12-XY Fliptop Portaflex Vintage 1x12 Tube Amp with Vibrato & Reverb

1963 Ampeg B-12-XY Fliptop Portaflex Vintage 1x12 Tube Amp with Vibrato & Reverb

1963 Ampeg B-12-XY Fliptop Portaflex Vintage 1x12 Tube Amp with Vibrato & Reverb

1963 Ampeg B-12-XY Fliptop Portaflex Vintage 1x12 Tube Amp with Vibrato & Reverb

Up for sale, a 1964 Ampeg B-12-XY recently serviced and in perfect working order. One of the physically larger and complex designs in the Portaflex series, the B-12-XY features both vibrato and reverb through a ported cabinet outfitted with a Celestion Vintage 30 speaker. Stocked with a combination of original preamp valves and newer JJ power and rectifier tubes, the B-12-XY delivers a tone that has warmth, clarity and the rich overdrive characteristics commonly associated with Ampeg’s best designs. The physical size of the cabinet and ported design adds extra low end fullness, and the stock horn has been disconnected to provide a more conventional and smooth EQ curve. The vibrato (not tremolo like most amps), has a deep, warbling pulse with a swirling, leslie-like effect that is extremely lush. The reverb utilizes the original Accutronics two-spring tank, and curiously enough, is designed to only operate via a satellite cabinet, although the effect has been tested and sounds great. The circuit is clean and stock, with only a few minor component substitutions to keep the amp operating within original factory spec. The turret board design is clean and true to how the amp left the factory, with original transformers and CTS pots that date to late 1963. The chassis has plenty of shine with clean chrome plating that still retains the majority of the original white silkscreen lettering. Central to the face of the amp, the lucite, light-up “Ampeg” logo is present. Inside the cabinet, the original tube chart is mostly intact, and the modern Celestion Vintage 30 speaker offers a very smooth and pleasing voice that compliments the circuit design. Cosmetically, the original blue checkered covering and silver grillcloth are intact, showing scuffs and modest wear on the corners of the cab from the past 55 years. The original chrome side handles are present and clean, and the stock blue leather handle on the center of the cab shows wear, but still works, having been liberally wrapped in gaffe tape. The original multi-pin head to cabinet cable has also been substituted for a more convenient and versatile 1/4plug, and the six shockmounts that suspend the head above the mounting tray are all brand new components from Fliptops, ensuring no rotted out rubber and a secure connection between the head and mounting tray when transporting the amp. Overall, this amp is a complete and serviced road warrior, ready for another half century of use. Check out our shop “Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar, ” and please let us know if we can answer any questions! International orders will be declared as merchandise, and the value of merchandise will be declared as the amount paid. We cannot declare anything as a gift or for a lesser value. The item “1963 Ampeg B-12-XY Fliptop Portaflex Vintage 1×12 Tube Amp with Vibrato & Reverb” is in sale since Saturday, April 20, 2019. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Guitar Amplifiers”. The seller is “mmguitarbar” and is located in Seattle, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Number of Channels: 2
  • Number of Speakers: 1
  • Model: B-12-XY
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Amplifier Technology: Vacuum Tube
  • MPN: Does Not Apply
  • Compatible Guitar: Electric Guitar Amplifier
  • Amplifier Type: Combo
  • Brand: Ampeg
  • Suitable For: Performance

AMPEG B-15-N PORTAFLEX fliptop Vintage tube Amp Tested works

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
AMPEG B-15-N PORTAFLEX fliptop Vintage tube Amp Tested works

AMPEG B-15-N PORTAFLEX fliptop Vintage tube Amp Tested works

AMPEG B-15-N PORTAFLEX fliptop Vintage tube Amp Tested works

AMPEG B-15-N PORTAFLEX fliptop Vintage tube Amp Tested works

AMPEG B-15-N PORTAFLEX fliptop Vintage tube Amp Tested works

AMPEG B-15-N PORTAFLEX fliptop Vintage tube Amp Tested works

AMPEG B-15-N PORTAFLEX fliptop Vintage tube Amp Tested works

AMPEG B-15-N PORTAFLEX fliptop Vintage tube Amp Tested works

AMPEG B-15-N PORTAFLEX fliptop Vintage tube Amp Tested works

AMPEG B-15-N PORTAFLEX fliptop Vintage tube Amp Tested works

AMPEG B-15-N PORTAFLEX fliptop Vintage tube Amp Tested works

AMPEG B-15-N PORTAFLEX fliptop Vintage tube Amp Tested works

Ampeg B-15- N Portaflex tube amp The Ampeg B-15-N Portaflex of the 1960s, is considered the most recorded bass amplifier in history — and with good reason. This all-tube “fliptop” bass combo amp pairs a 25-watt top with simple volume and tone controls to a cabinet which contributes significantly to the deep, classic tone that the B-15N can get you in a heartbeat. The top tier of bass players quickly adopted the B-15, including James Jamerson, John Paul Jones and Bill Wyman, and these amps remain studio staples even today. When it comes time to move the B-15N, the top can be flipped and secured inside the cabinet for transport, giving you the portability of combo amps and the stability and flexibility of piggyback stacks. This item is obviously used and so I took to local guiter shop to test. Everything works but could use a professional cleaning. Took pleanty of photos and speaker inside box is missing. Thabks and good luck. The item “AMPEG B-15-N PORTAFLEX fliptop Vintage tube Amp Tested works” is in sale since Monday, September 24, 2018. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Guitar Amplifiers”. The seller is “smartypants11″ and is located in San Antonio, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.
  • Model: B-15-N PORTAFLEX FLIPTOP
  • Modified Item: No
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Custom Bundle: No
  • Type: Bass Amplifier
  • Amplifier Technology: Vacuum Tube
  • MPN: Does Not Apply
  • Amplifier Type: Stack
  • Brand: Ampeg
  • Non-Domestic Product: No
  • Modification Description: Transformer on right replaced by bnb owner before
  • Number of Speakers: 0

AMPEG B15-N PORTAFLEX fliptop Vintage tube Amp

Thursday, August 16th, 2018
AMPEG B15-N PORTAFLEX fliptop Vintage tube Amp

AMPEG B15-N PORTAFLEX fliptop Vintage tube Amp

AMPEG B15-N PORTAFLEX fliptop Vintage tube Amp

AMPEG B15-N PORTAFLEX fliptop Vintage tube Amp

AMPEG B15-N PORTAFLEX fliptop Vintage tube Amp

AMPEG B15-N PORTAFLEX fliptop Vintage tube Amp

AMPEG B15-N PORTAFLEX fliptop Vintage tube Amp

AMPEG B15-N PORTAFLEX fliptop Vintage tube Amp

AMPEG B15-N PORTAFLEX fliptop Vintage tube Amp

AMPEG B15-N PORTAFLEX fliptop Vintage tube Amp

AMPEG B15-N PORTAFLEX fliptop Vintage tube Amp

AMPEG B15-N PORTAFLEX fliptop Vintage tube Amp

Ampeg B-15 N Portaflex tube amp. The Ampeg B-15N Portaflex of the 1960s, is considered the most recorded bass amplifier in history — and with good reason. This all-tube “fliptop” bass combo amp pairs a 25-watt top with simple volume and tone controls to a 1×15 cabinet which contributes significantly to the deep, classic tone that the B-15N can get you in a heartbeat. The top tier of bass players quickly adopted the B-15, including James Jamerson, John Paul Jones and Bill Wyman, and these amps remain studio staples even today. When it comes time to move the B-15N, the top can be flipped and secured inside the cabinet for transport, giving you the portability of combo amps and the stability and flexibility of piggyback stacks. Beautiful condition with normal wear and tear for an amp of this age. Sounds good, recently powered up and tested. If you have any questions feel free to msg me and i will answer to the best of my knowledge. The item “AMPEG B15-N PORTAFLEX fliptop Vintage tube Amp” is in sale since Wednesday, August 15, 2018. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Guitar Amplifiers”. The seller is “wavesradios” and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica.
  • Model: B15-N Portaflex
  • Modified Item: No
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Custom Bundle: No
  • Type: Bass Amplifier
  • Amplifier Technology: Vacuum Tube
  • MPN: Does Not Apply
  • Amplifier Type: Stack
  • Brand: Ampeg
  • Non-Domestic Product: No

AMPEG B15-N PORTAFLEX fliptop Vintage tube Amp

Saturday, June 16th, 2018
AMPEG B15-N PORTAFLEX fliptop Vintage tube Amp

AMPEG B15-N PORTAFLEX fliptop Vintage tube Amp

AMPEG B15-N PORTAFLEX fliptop Vintage tube Amp

AMPEG B15-N PORTAFLEX fliptop Vintage tube Amp

AMPEG B15-N PORTAFLEX fliptop Vintage tube Amp

AMPEG B15-N PORTAFLEX fliptop Vintage tube Amp

AMPEG B15-N PORTAFLEX fliptop Vintage tube Amp

AMPEG B15-N PORTAFLEX fliptop Vintage tube Amp

AMPEG B15-N PORTAFLEX fliptop Vintage tube Amp

AMPEG B15-N PORTAFLEX fliptop Vintage tube Amp

AMPEG B15-N PORTAFLEX fliptop Vintage tube Amp

AMPEG B15-N PORTAFLEX fliptop Vintage tube Amp

Ampeg B-15 N Portaflex tube amp. The Ampeg B-15N Portaflex of the 1960s, is considered the most recorded bass amplifier in history — and with good reason. This all-tube “fliptop” bass combo amp pairs a 25-watt top with simple volume and tone controls to a double baffle 1×15 cabinet which contributes significantly to the deep, classic tone that the B-15N can get you in a heartbeat. The top tier of bass players quickly adopted the B-15, including James Jamerson, John Paul Jones and Bill Wyman, and these amps remain studio staples even today. When it comes time to move the B-15N, the top can be flipped and secured inside the cabinet for transport, giving you the portability of combo amps and the stability and flexibility of piggyback stacks. Beautiful condition with normal wear and tear for an amp of this age. Sounds good, recently powered up and tested. If you have any questions feel free to msg me and i will answer to the best of my knowledge. The item “AMPEG B15-N PORTAFLEX fliptop Vintage tube Amp” is in sale since Friday, June 15, 2018. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Guitar Amplifiers”. The seller is “wavesradios” and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica.
  • Model: B15-N Portaflex
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Type: Bass Amplifier
  • Amplifier Technology: Vacuum Tube
  • MPN: Does Not Apply
  • Brand: Ampeg
  • Amplifier Type: Stack

Vintage 1962 Ampeg B-15N Portaflex Fliptop Tube Amp. Original Tubes and Jensen

Sunday, September 24th, 2017
Vintage 1962 Ampeg B-15N Portaflex Fliptop Tube Amp. Original Tubes and Jensen

Vintage 1962 Ampeg B-15N Portaflex Fliptop Tube Amp. Original Tubes and Jensen

Vintage 1962 Ampeg B-15N Portaflex Fliptop Tube Amp. Original Tubes and Jensen

Vintage 1962 Ampeg B-15N Portaflex Fliptop Tube Amp. Original Tubes and Jensen

Vintage 1962 Ampeg B-15N Portaflex Fliptop Tube Amp. Original Tubes and Jensen

Vintage 1962 Ampeg B-15N Portaflex Fliptop Tube Amp. Original Tubes and Jensen

Vintage 1962 Ampeg B-15N Portaflex Fliptop Tube Amp. Original Tubes and Jensen

Vintage 1962 Ampeg B-15N Portaflex Fliptop Tube Amp. Original Tubes and Jensen

Vintage 1962 Ampeg B-15N Portaflex Fliptop Tube Amp. Original Tubes and Jensen

Vintage 1962 Ampeg B-15N Portaflex Fliptop Tube Amp. Original Tubes and Jensen

Vintage 1962 Ampeg B-15N Portaflex Fliptop Tube Amp. Original Tubes and Jensen

Vintage 1962 Ampeg B-15N Portaflex Fliptop Tube Amp. Original Tubes and Jensen

1962 Ampeg B-15N Portaflex Fliptop amp. Original Tubes to my knowledge (Ampeg by Sylvania) and a RCA in the rectifier spot. This amp has been updated to a 3 prong cord and functions great. It has been sitting in a home studio, played a few times every other month or so. (Trust my feedback) It functions 100% and sounds great, but like any old amp it could use a little cleaning to the pots etc. Please see photos for condition. Amp is used and vintage! The chrome faceplate shows some age, the handle on top is missing and there is no dolly but otherwise complete. Tolex is in good shape (see pics). The bottom shows the most wear with the peeling but its all there to be re-glued down. This amp is a fantastic example of classic Ampeg tone and a staple for any studio. Message me with any questions! The item “Vintage 1962 Ampeg B-15N Portaflex Fliptop Tube Amp. Original Tubes and Jensen” is in sale since Sunday, September 10, 2017. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Guitar Amplifiers”. The seller is “nsguitars413″ and is located in Adams, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Amplifier Type: Combo
  • Brand: Ampeg
  • Impedance (ohms): 8ohm
  • Amplifier Technology: Vacuum Tube
  • Type: Bass Amplifier
  • Number of Channels: 2
  • Model: B-15N
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States