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Ampeg PF-350 Portaflex 350W Bass Amp Head  

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Overview

  • 350W RMS output @ 4 ohms
  • Solid-state preamp
  • Class D power amp
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    $419.99
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Travel light without sacrificing tone or power.

Ampeg's Portaflex PF-350 delivers legendary Ampeg tone in an ultracompact design that pushes out a hefty 350W. Tools like a built-in limiter, FX loop, and direct out provide flexibility for the gigging bassist. Pair it with Ampeg's PF Series flip-top cabinets for the vintage styling and portability of Ampeg's iconic Portaflex originals.

Features

  • 350W RMS output @ 4 ohms
  • Solid-state preamp
  • Class D power amp
  • Bass, mid, treble controls
  • Onboard limiter
  • Balanced direct out
  • FX loop
  • 1/8" headphone out/line in
  • -15dB input pad

Heavyweight history in a lightweight package. Order your PF-350 now!

 

PF-350 Portaflex 350W Bass Amp Head Specifications:

  • 11"W x 2"H x 11"D
  • 8 lb.
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AmpegPF-350 Portaflex 350W Bass Amp Head
 
4.3

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Excellent sound (8)
  • Portable (8)
  • Good power output (7)
  • Warm / comfy (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (6)
    • Outdoor events / games (4)
    • Amateur recording (3)
    • Home studio (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (5), Experienced (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Simply Amazing!

    This head is just about the best ting I've tried in years!! For the past 17 years I've used all types of bass heads in my studios. 80 bands a week beating my...Read complete review

    This head is just about the best ting I've tried in years!! For the past 17 years I've used all types of bass heads in my studios. 80 bands a week beating my gear 10 hours a day. Seven days a week! This head has stood strong and proud without fail! Truly impressed!!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Unreliable!

    Sounds great when it's working, just cant rely on it to work. I'll be calling ampeg tomorrow to get some answers and hopefully a replacement head that will not crap out on me...Read complete review

    Sounds great when it's working, just cant rely on it to work. I'll be calling ampeg tomorrow to get some answers and hopefully a replacement head that will not crap out on me again!
    Plenty of control with the sound. Havent really used the effects loop or anything but i do appreciate having the direct out!
    I have already had to exchange my first one in because of a fault, and just tonight i had the same issue on my new head! The head actually stopped sending any sort of signal out to the speaker or the direct out in the middle of my gig.
    Good price for an ampeg product. However, when you are purchasing an ampeg priduct you expect classic ampeg quality.

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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Light but powerful

    By Fredbass

    from Richmond, VA

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Limited Functions

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Ampeg PF-350 Portaflex 350W Bass Amp Head:

    As I get older, I am less and less inclined to drag around heavy heads. It is bad enough, though unavoidable, that I have to move the cabs, but some heads weigh almost as much as a small cab! I have taken to building my own cabs from subwoofer boxes so I can split the weight rather than having one very heavy cab with, say, 4 speakers in it. At any rate, I wanted a head that had enough power to gig with, but was light weight. This little Ampeg does the job. Normally I use a 450-watt Peavey for gigs, but in the past I bought a 180 watt Behringer to try to use a lighter head. Well, it was just not quite up to the job. This Ampeg has the power, but is very light weight at the same time. I also have a little 200-watt GK that is sweet for small venues, but is so light at 2 pounds that it can be easily pulled off the cab and onto the floor. So, unless you Velcro it to the cab it is at risk. The Ampeg is just heavy enough to sit up there solidly and still be easy to carry. It does not have all the bells and whistles of some amps; the tone shaping is a three-band EQ, period. That is of no consequence to me, as I use a separate preamp/effects box, and I think most bassists either can find the tone they want with the EQ on the amp or have stomp boxes that they use anyway. I personally set the Peavey flat anyway. Still, if you are looking for ultrabass octaving or other fancy stuff, you will have to add those effects externally. The sound is pure Ampeg, with the characteristic solid, warm sound we all know and love. The best part is that I got a rebuilt one at a fantastic price. To get a real Ampeg with all that power and portability for the price I did is an absolute no-brainer. I will tell you that the guarantee is a no-fault 90 days, so you may wish to consider buying MF's extended warranty if you have any concerns.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Nice amp with great sound but...

    By Timbo

    from Here

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Weak

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Ampeg PF-350 Portaflex 350W Bass Amp Head:

    I'm in agreement with the reviews all over the web and think this is a great sounding little amp but I was really disappointed in the percieved volume output of this thing. In that respect it is very close to my G&K Micro 200 head and nowhere near my (very heavy) Hartke 3500 head. Everything else being equal I would have to have the PF350 cranked for rehearsals and gigs just to get equal to the Hartke crusing along. I don't want an amp I have to push on an everyday basis and I need more power in reserve so back the PF 350 goes.

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    4.0

    Hard to beat

    By Hewster

    from sacramento ca

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Light
    • Portable
    • Powerful
    • Well built

    Cons

    • A little noisy

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about Ampeg PF-350 Portaflex 350W Bass Amp Head:

    Hard to beat this amp. Very portable, seems well built, ridiculously light weight and small. No frills- Volume, tones, gain, headphone out (note- does not bypass speaker, you have to unplug), aux in. 2 Speaker outputs. My only complaint is it uses a fan for cooling- not really loud, but can be heard in a quiet room, so probably not best for studio recording. For any live gig no issue.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Remember...it's an AMPEG!!

    By musicmaven

    from Hilliard, OH

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Limited Functions

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Ampeg PF-350 Portaflex 350W Bass Amp Head:

    Once upon a time, bass amps were relatively straightforward. Then, as technology and musical styles/tastes changed, so did the bass amps. Problem is (based on my asking lots of questions to the point of all but driving salespeople crazy), it turns out, that many bass players DON'T need/want/use (properly) the bells and whistles that too many bass amps nowadays have. Enter the AMPEG PF-350 head. Make no mistake; this amp is as close to "no frills" as there is, and for the money, you won't likely get much better. While I've only used it on a couple of gigs (so far), it performs like a champ. I've paired it with AMPEG's newer PF-115LF cab (ported, with a 15" Eminence driver; no tweeter). While you only get 250w@8 ohms (with ONE cab), the result is still a quite satisfying "old school" sound & feel (if that's what you like), because more air is being pushed, due to two rectangular ports on the lower back of the cab. Need EQ? Get a pedal device. Otherwise, be prepared to "fill your ears with happy!" Now, it's only because I've only had it for a short time, and Ampeg's (reputedly) "iffy" reliability, that I only gave it four stars. But, it replaced a Gallien-Kruger MB-115 amp, which while wasn't exactly a "stiff," over time, it did become problematic (despite a two-year warranty, which I had to take advantage of, due to of all things. a blown fuse, which was inaccessible, except to a service tech). I have had other Ampeg's in the past, and loved them all. I'm expecting good things from this one, too. If this amp is as good down the 'pike, as it is now, expect FIVE stars.

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    5.0

    Trial by fire, grace under pressure

    By Dano the bassist.

    from Central Indiana

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    Pros

    • Affordable
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Light weight
    • Portable
    • Powerful
    • Quality Construction
    • Wow Factor

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Ampeg PF-350 Portaflex 350W Bass Amp Head:

      There are a thousand things I say about this little gem, but I'll stick with WOW. I know Ampeg always delivers a quality product, but I never expected this. I bought this for a back-up; small venue; practice rig but I no sooner unpacked it when it was called into service. My band had to do an impromptu show for a fund raiser - and we had to supply the PA - needless to say, space was at a premium in my truck - so Ampeg PF-350 to the rescue. It's compact size belies the monster that lies within!! I had hoped to run it through a 4-ohm cab to maximize its power, but I didn't have one available. I ran it through a GK-115 @ 8-ohms and IT ROCKED HARD!! Both guitarists and the drummer said they had plenty of bass on stage all night! (we play metal and use a lot of stage volume). I still plan to run this through a 4-ohm cab, but for no bigger than it is, as simple as it is - the tone, the output and the portability make the Ampeg Porta-Flex PF-350 a big winner. It has easily supplanted my Line 6 Low Down HD-750 as my main gig rig.

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      (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      short life span!

      By Ray

      from Chesapeake,VA

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        Cons

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            Comments about Ampeg PF-350 Portaflex 350W Bass Amp Head:

            Used it for 25 months without any issue...then right after warranty life, for no reason, a "fault" light came on and stayed on and this made the head unusable. I followed whatever the manual says the probable cause, to no avail. Because of the complexity of it's circuitry, per customer service, it needs to be checked by authorized dealer which is about 3hrs away from where I live. Too much hassle!!!..don't buy!!...unreliable...unpredictable....and this is my first ever review on any product because I am frustrated!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            It IS an Ampeg, after all!

            By BassCaster

            from NJ

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Big Sound Compact Size
            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Portable
            • Powerful

            Cons

            • Bad Exterior Design

            Best Uses

              Comments about Ampeg PF-350 Portaflex 350W Bass Amp Head:

              The fabulous sound and small size have already been covered on other reviews. Great for small venues! It's supposed to be fabulous...it's an Ampeg! I'm a little concerned about that open slot on the top. I play a lot of harsh environments: outdoor gigs, small crowded bars where things get knocked over, etc. Because of the open slot on top, this great amp would NEVER survive a drink spilled on its top or a thunderstorm mid-set. This may seem silly, but some of you know just what I'm talking about!

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Perfect

              By mr. fingers

              from tulsa, ok

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Portable
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Performances

                Comments about Ampeg PF-350 Portaflex 350W Bass Amp Head:

                I've been playing for 25 yrs and this amp sounds better than my 500 watt Hartke stack! Love it!

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                (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Simply Amazing!

                By sweetalbi

                from Canada

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Good Warmth
                • Portable
                • Powerful
                • Rugged

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Rehearsal studio

                Comments about Ampeg PF-350 Portaflex 350W Bass Amp Head:

                This head is just about the best ting I've tried in years!! For the past 17 years I've used all types of bass heads in my studios. 80 bands a week beating my gear 10 hours a day. Seven days a week! This head has stood strong and proud without fail! Truly impressed!!

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                (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                ampeg has a winner

                Comments about Ampeg PF-350 Portaflex 350W Bass Amp Head:

                I want to last years for my 410 HLF SVT classic cab and Jazzbass
                I give it a 9 because a compressor or graphic EQ would ve been a plus but it has a great bass mid and decent treble. It sounds a punchy bass I use with Ampeg 410 HLF SVT Classic it sounds BIG.
                Small Compact but its strong you can feel its weight that means good parts Black and when turn on a little tube lights up in Blue over The Ampeg name cool I wish it was rack montable but I bought A Gator gig bag for it . When gigging it looks killer on top of my 410 HLF SVT Classic on stage an all Ampeg Rig.
                I bought on sale discount from Mus F. you cant beat ther discount prices are incredible.

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