This is a 1967 Ampeg Portaflex Fliptop bass amp. It's the best of both worlds: an SB-12 amp with a B-15N cabinet.

Ideal for recording, the SB-12 is the lowest wattage of the tube Portaflex family, and perhaps has even more character than its siblings. It growls when turned up in a really cool way and just feels a bit more punchy, and less spongey than a B-15 or B-18. It has two 12AX7 preamp tubes, a 5AR4 rectifier, and a pair of 7868 output tubes.

Originally, the SB-12 came in a cabinet that used its latches as a speaker connection. Clever as it may have been, this design was better in theory than in execution, often frying output transformers when the connection became faulty. So, it's fairly common to see replacements, as in this particular amp. The replacement is superbly well-suited, older, and sounds amazing. The amp has also been recapped and serviced as needed in the recent past.

The cabinet is the rare "drip edge" style that was only produced during one year and houses a 15" Jensen speaker. It had a speaker jack installed on its side under its handle, and has another hole on the opposite side. The head was retrofitted to the cabinet's top and locks in safely and soundly. And, one of its previous owners made their own tube cage using radiator grille and even a little replacement plastic plate with a Sharpie'd logo. PER-SON-AL-ITY.

This combo sounds so great together, and is in pretty good condition, with expected marks and scuffs and such. It's been our go-to in-store, and makes all basses sound amazing.

Due to its size and weight, it is currently only available to be picked up at our shop in Peekskill, NY - just an hour north of Manhattan and easily accessible using the Metro North Railroad.

Please feel free to ask any questions or call us for an in-hand description. Come check it out!