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    Default New Amp Day!

    Ampeg Portaflex PF-500

    300 watts at 8 ohms or 500 watts at 4 ohms

    Man I love this amp. Classic ampeg svt tones

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    Nice. I really like bass, what is it?

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    Default Re: New Amp Day!

    It's a Tobias Toby Deluxe V. Made by Epiphone. Cheap, but I like it. Plays well and sounds decent for a bass under $500.

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    Default Re: New Amp Day!

    Nice score. I am looking at one of those. Glad to hear you are happy with the purchase. Your feedback will influence my decision to pick one up.

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    The other amps I tried in this category didn't sound horrible, but didn't hold a candle to the Ampeg. All class D power sections.

    Fender Rumble 500, Traynor Small Block 500, some 500 watt GK Micro head that was $200 more than the others (and was the least impressive sounding).

    The Ampeg had the deepest low end of all and really punchy mids. The mid shift knob is nice too.

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    I've never used the 500. but have used several PF-350s and always loved them.

    Good luck with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dg27 View Post
    I've never used the 500. but have used several PF-350s and always loved them.

    Good luck with it.
    Very similar but has a few additional features in addition to the extra wattage.

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    Default Re: New Amp Day!

    nice! if i had to buy a new bass amp id be pretty happy with that. i have a ampeg svt5pro and gk 800rb and havent really played bass live in about ten years

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    Default Re: New Amp Day!

    I can't wait to get a 1x15 to go with the 4x10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThisDyingSoul76 View Post
    I can't wait to get a 1x15 to go with the 4x10.
    Yes, but then you're going to want to bi-amp them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demanic View Post
    Yes, but then you're going to want to bi-amp them.

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    You just gave me an excuse to get a second PF500 and a crossover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThisDyingSoul76 View Post
    You just gave me an excuse to get a second PF500 and a crossover.
    If you didn't want different EQ on the two cabinets, you could always use the 'preamp out' with a crossover and PA power amp for your 2nd cabinet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThisDyingSoul76 View Post
    You just gave me an excuse to get a second PF500 and a crossover.
    Yowzaah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demanic View Post
    Yes, but then you're going to want to bi-amp them.

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    i have a 4x10 and 1x15 and have bi-amped them and went back to just running both full range. the ampeg i have is a swiss army knife of bass amps so it lets you do all sorts of fun stuff but i liked the feel and sound of running both cabs full range better than bi-amping. i also play four string basses and dont play metal. if i did, maybe the bi-amp would suit me more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dystrust View Post
    If you didn't want different EQ on the two cabinets, you could always use the 'preamp out' with a crossover and PA power amp for your 2nd cabinet.
    That's not a bad suggestion either.

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    Default Re: New Amp Day!

    if you do that, id suggest an adjustable crossover so you can pick the frequency where it splits the signal

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