Item #: AMG PF500 LIST

Ampeg PF500 Portaflex Bass Guitar Amplifier Head

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Product Description

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.

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


Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
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
Randall Blackwell Submitted: 9/8/2018
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Great head for a great price !
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What is your opinion of this product?
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 !!
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Tim C. Submitted: 6/16/2018
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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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Abraham Sanchez Submitted: 12/20/2017
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Perfect!
What is your opinion of this product?
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.
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Doggoneu Submitted: 1/26/2017
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Does and sounds like what I want
What is your opinion of this product?
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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Dave Kyle Submitted: 7/14/2016
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Great Price
What is your opinion of this product?
It has what you need to get a no frills SVT sound. It works great with my upright Kay too!
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EverBorunda Submitted: 4/24/2015
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love it!
What is your opinion of this product?
Came in a well protected package. The head is well designed and easy to dail in even for an novice as myself.Thank you AMS!
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charles mcmullen, charles70405@att.net Submitted: 4/14/2015
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finally got the concert sound i always wanted ,thank very much,and it is what i hope for
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great,fine,great,fine.boom,boom,can you do the jerk,mashpotoes,twist,bo-ga-loo.it will make do it.
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OkieBassplayer from Claremore, OK., rexogreen@gmail.com Submitted: 9/24/2014
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So far.....fantastic!
What is your opinion of this product?
Hey, it's an Ampeg....what else needs to be said?
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Clint Stern from Lancaster,Tx US Submitted: 9/17/2014
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I Love it, best amp head ever!!
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Great Product
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munkeyfish from St.Augustine, Florida, USA Submitted: 9/7/2014
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Great Amp, great value!
What is your opinion of this product?
Very pleased with the amp. I find it very versatile and sounds great. I can find "my tone" very easy with this amp. Good value and I LOVE AMS ext. Warranty they offer for FREE!
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