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Ampeg PB800 Portabass 800W Bass Head
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Designed with the working bassist in mind. It has the power and other features needed for pro bass performance and weighs only 20 lbs., making it one...Click To Read More About This Product
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Designed with the working bassist in mind. It has the power and other features needed for pro bass performance and weighs only 20 lbs., making it one of the lightest in its power range. It has 2 channels with separate 3-band EQs that include sweepable mids, ultralow and high boosts, balanced line out, and an effects loop with blend control. Power is rated at 800W @ 2 ohms, 550W @ 4 ohms, and 300W @ 8 ohms. Rackmountable.
- 800W @ 2 ohms, 550W @ 4 ohms, and 300W @ 8 ohm
- 2 separate channels
- 2 separate EQ sections
- 3-band EQs with sweepable mids
- Effects loop with effects blend
- Ultralow and high boost
- Compact (15"W x 3-3/4"H x 12"D)
- 20 lbs.
It's the big head but lighter. Order today and do your back a favor.
PB800 Portabass 800W Bass Head
- Dimensions: 15 x 3-3/4 x 12
- Weight: 20 lbs.
- Solid state preamp À
- Power Amp (Micro Dynamic Technology): MDT À
- RMS Power Output (2 ohms): 800 Watts À
- RMS Power Output (4 ohms): 550 Watts À
- RMS Power Output (8 ohms): 300 Watts À
- Tone Controls: 3 band Rotary À
- Ultra Low/High Boosts
- Balanced Line Out
- Effects Loop
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Yep. Had this great sounding, powerful PB 800 head for 2 years and 7 months when it blew up. The repair will be covered by warranty (5 yrs for the ampegs-good), but I don't think they'll replace the 2 PB212 speakers that it fryed when it went bad. I've blown a few speakers in over 40 years of playing bass, but this is the FIRST amp to blow on me. On the brighter side, that speaks well for the bass amp industry as a whole. Additional note: The PB 800 head is really too powerful (550 at 4 ohms) for the 400 watt PB212 cabinet, but it will work. Drives & punches the speakers pretty hard, which could possibly contribute to complete system failure like I experienced... It was hard to get the stock woofers loud enough with a 450 watt amp (ampeg B2RE), so I went to a 550 with the PB212. Ampeg should have put HIGHER QUALITY woofers in the cab. This wouldn't have happened to me, and it would have been loud enough from the start. Now I'm spending money to upgrade their deficiencies. Guess that's why it got discontined. Did they learn from their mistakes? Hope so.
I've been playing through a Portabass 250 for about 2 years and am happy but sometimes I want more power. The PB800 delivers it in spades! I now get a ballsy 550 watts out of my PB212 cab. It's built very solid and has enough tone-shaping features and is only 20 pounds! The only thing I'd add is a tuner. In the portable bass head category, nothing comes close. Way to go Ampeg!
If you are looking for a head for any cabinet,this one is it, i was at a local pawn shop and tried this out on every cabinet they had and they all sounded great with it,also very good for hauling to gigs since its so light,a 10 thats all i have to say.