Ampeg Portaflex B-15n 1967 Black

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  • $1,195$2,405

The flip-top Portaflex series of the '60s stands as one of Ampeg's most recognizable designs, and the B-15N is the definitive central model of the line. Portaflex amps were hugely innovative for the flip-top nature of the head and cabinet, as well as for a number of innovative signal and circuitry innovations from the early '60s. The B-15N spawned a number of variations through the decade including the B-15NB and B-15NC. 

Years of Production: 1960 - 1970

Unique to this Year: Ampeg offered a new 'Black Pebble" cover design on its amps in 1967 alone. This amp is one example whereas most '60s Portaflexes have a 'Blue Check' cover. 

Electronics: Two channels, guitar/bass/inst inputs, 2 x 616GC, 3 x 6SL7, 1 x SAR4 tubes

Controls: Volume 1, Treble 1, Bass 1, Volume 2, Treble 2, Bass 2

Notable Players: Chuck Rainey, Marcus Miller


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