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Ampeg PF500 Portaflex Bass Guitar Amplifier Head

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Ampeg's Portaflex PF500 bass head delivers a staggering 500 watts of power in an ultra-compact design providing pure Ampeg tone in an extremely portable package. The PF500 harnesses the performance of Ampeg's highly-researched MOSFET preamp, setting a new standard for solid-state tone. Tonal control is no problem with the 5-position midrange control and classic ultra hi/lo boosts while features like the direct out with ground lift and pad are perfect for the gigging bassist.

There is even onboard compression for a tighter, cleaner tone at high volumes. Pair it with Ampeg's PF-115HE or PF-210HE flip-top cabinets for the vintage styling and portability of Ampegs iconic Portaflex originals.

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Phone:  800-258-6883 Warranty:  Effective September 17, 2010: Heritage Series: 5 years on Electronics, 2 years on Speakers, 180-day Tubes; SVT Classic and Pro Series; 5 years on Electronics, 2 years on Speakers; 90-day Tubes. All PF BA, Diamond Blue and BA Combo Amps: 2 years on Electronics and Speakers; 90 days tubes. Discontinued and B-Stock Products: Limited 90-day No-Fault Warranty

Product Specifications

Ampeg Portaflex PF500 Bass Amp Head Specifications
  • RMS power output: 500 watts at 4 ohms 
  • Preamp: MOSFET 
  • Power amp: Class D 
  • Tone controls: Bass, mid, treble 
  • Mid-tone control: 5-position
  • Ground lift 
  • FX loop with dedicated mix control (footswitchable) 
  • Power amp in/ preamp out 
  • 1/8 in. headphone out / line in 
  • -15 dB input pad 
  • Mute (footswitchable)
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 3 x 14 x 11 inches
  • Weight: 11 lbs / 5 kg


Customer Reviews

Review: Travis B. Submitted: 8/17/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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AMS Rocks!
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Excellent staff, and amazing service all the way around.

Review: Robert Albertson Submitted: 6/3/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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As advertised

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Great product in my humble opinion

Review: Frederick McIntosh Submitted: 5/25/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Graham Central Station Style

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Heavy funk for the soul bass player 70z 80s 90s 2000 marches those era of funk bassist all day long . AMPEG THE FUNK BASS PLAYERS RIGG

Review: Jerry Submitted: 5/21/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Well worth the money

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Awesome !! This will handle whatever you need .. True Ampeg Tone as expected

Review: Terry Stone Submitted: 3/8/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Just a Beast!

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I had a problem with my old Bass Head, So I bought this one . I read the reviews and when It arrived ( 2 days) I cranked it up and WOW, the sound was great. Sounds like the old ampeg svt. Get one, you won't go wrong!

Review: Tony Schoenfeld Submitted: 2/4/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Great amp. Love it.

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I expect quality from Ampeg and I got exactly what I expected.

Review: Randall Blackwell Submitted: 9/8/2018

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.

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Great head for a great price !

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I decided to buy this Class D Ampeg after watching the promo videos on Youtube. This small lightweight unit does a great job of emulating the sound of the iconic SVT tube amp. The controls are classic Ampeg configuration, so if u are already familiar with the Ampeg brand you will feel right at home. The onboard compression is a nice addition. IMO where this head really shines is as a practice amp. It doesn't have to have a speaker load, so I use the 1/8 headphone jack with a pair of Sony MDR7506 cans and connect it to my laptop via the 1/8 input jack and jam to Youtube tutorials without disturbing my neighbors or sleeping members of my household ! My only complaint and the only thing keeping this from a 5 star review is the fact that the headphone jack does not defeat the main outputs so if its connected to a cab, u will output through both the headphones AND the cab simultaneously. I discovered this the first time I put on a pair of cans and decided to rock out at 4 am !!

Review: Tim C. Submitted: 6/16/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Killer head at a reasonable price

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I've had this head for three months and absolutely love it. It goes from pristine clean to gritty and growly. I play a 5 string active bass and I find the compressor to be helpful in keeping the low B string from clipping the preamp when I don't want it too and helps smooth out my overall tone from string to string. The EQ is super versital especially with the 5 way mid switch. With the preamp gain turned up about 3/4 you get some good grit and when you crank up the master past 2 o'clock you start to get that killer growl Ampeg is known for. The option of plugging in some headphones for silent practice is nice just be aware you need to unplug your cab because the headphone jack doesn't mute the output, which is actually nice when you're playing to a click track or backing tracks but want to hear your cab. I'm playing it through a pf412hlf cab and it's plenty loud enough to keep up with a loud band. If your playing live without PA support you may need to add a second cab depending on the size of the venue. Overall I would definitely recommend this head to anyone and would easily buy it again. For the money you can't find a better quality head that's this versital
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Review: Abe Submitted: 12/20/2017

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Perfect!

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Love this bass amp head it sounds perfect, looks cool, has a strong build to it and the purple color indicator light is a nice touch.

Review: Doggoneu Submitted: 1/26/2017

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Does and sounds like what I want

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I am not a fan of solid state amps with that being said this blew me away and when I use with my 2 10 inch speaker cab and my 15 inch bottom I get the sound I want

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