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Ampeg PBC-228 PortaBass 2" x 8" 200W Bass Combo Amp

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The Ampeg PBC-228 PortaBass 2" x 8" 200W Bass Combo Amp features the patented Micro-Dynamic Technology (MDT) power amp circuitry. This technology e...Click To Read More About This Product

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For the active modern bass player who values portability as well as excellent tone.

The Ampeg PBC-228 PortaBass 2" x 8" 200W Bass Combo Amp features the patented Micro-Dynamic Technology (MDT) power amp circuitry. This technology eliminates bulky heatsinks and large fans because it is hyper-efficient, resulting in a svelte, 35-pound performer with plenty of output. Dual EQs, direct out, and versatile effects routing make the Ampeg PortaBass bass combo amp versatile in the studio as well as onstage.

  • Micro-Dynamic Technology (MDT) power amp circuitry eliminates bulky heat sinks and large fans
  • Delivers 200W through 2 - 8" drivers
  • 35 pounds
  • 2-channel design with a 3-band EQ with sweepable mids for each channel
  • Balanced line out and effects loop
  • FX blend control
  • 2 independent input channels
  • 2 separate EQ sections

Big sound from a small combo! Order today.

  • Dimensions: 16"H x 16"W x 10"D
  • Weight: 35 Pounds
  • Preamp (Tube or Solid State): SS
  • Power Amp (Micro Dynamic Technology): MDT
  • RMS Power Output (4 Ohms): 200W
  • Tone Controls: 3 band, sweepable mid
  • Balanced line out
  • Effects loop
  • 2 - 8" drivers
  • Line out level control
  • FX blend control
  • 2 independent input channels
  • 2 separate EQ sections

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awesome bass

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I play on this amp at my church, and it is unreal how deap the response is, even though the speakers are only 8". The speakers make the amp small (although not very lightweight) and portable. The tone is fantastic, and easily fills the church auditorium that can hold about 1500 people. For the price, I wish it had a 5 or 7 band eq, but the deep and bright switches make it more flexible. On top of that, you can have two people playing on it at the same time, each with their own custom controls. Nice amp, very well built. Good job to ampeg.


Bass man from Florida

By Bassman from Florida

from Madison, FL

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I have used a rocket bass Ampeg amp for two years. I liked the amp but it never fully brought out the sound of the G and D string. I have been looking for a portable amp that would bring out all of the strings. I purchased the Ampeg PCB228 Portabass amp 200w. This amp has the sound of a big wall amp and weighs only 35 pounds. I would highly recommend this amp for anyone that wants a big sound in a small package. With this amp and my hofner h500/2 club bass I have the best of both sounds and portability.


Big punch in a little package

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This little 31 lb. amp is amazing. I sold my Crate 4x10 cab and Crate 220 watt head for this little portabass and let me tell you, it is awesome. I can get all the deep lows I need and all the crisp highs I want. Plus, the mid-range tones come out so crisp and clear. I don't break my back carrying this amp around like I did with the Crate set. Just like the product description says, this amp will even perform with a hot-rodded 5-string. This amp makes owning an Ampeg that much easier as far as cost goes, as well. It's a great amp to play small to medium-sized gigs with. I personally use it for a praise band that plays in front of about 500 people every week. This portabass rocks!


an amp with a KICK

By that one dude

from el paso, Texas

i used this amp in a competetion for jazz band and this was the amp we were issued for use in the competetion and DAMN!!! this amp has one sick kick to it...its for sure the next thing im gonna but for my bass!

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