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Ampeg Portaflex PF800 800W Class D Bass Amp Head  Black

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The PF-800 delivers the superior performance of Ampeg's Portaflex Series bass heads in an ultra-compact 800-watt design perfect for power-hungry bass...Click To Read More About This Product

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OVERVIEW

A compact and powerful bass head that delivers amazing Ampeg sound.

The PF-800 delivers the superior performance of Ampeg's Portaflex Series bass heads in an ultra-compact 800-watt design perfect for power-hungry bassists that demand uncompromising tone. Plug into a pair of Portaflex bass enclosures for a vintage-styled rig that is extremely powerful, portable and undeniably Ampeg.

FEATURES
  • RMS power output: 800W @ 4 ohms
  • Preamp: MOSFET
  • Power amp: Class D
  • Tone controls: Bass, mid, treble
  • Mid-tone control: 5-position
  • Ultra Hi/Lo boosts
  • Onboard compressor
  • Balanced direct out
  • Pre/post EQ option
  • -40 dB pad
  • Ground lift
  • FX loop with dedicated mix control (foot switchable)
  • Power amp in/preamp out
  • 1/8" headphone out / line in
  • -15 dB input pad
  • Mute (foot switchable)

Undeniably Ampeg. Get yours today.

SPECIFICATIONS

Portaflex PF800 800W Class D Bass Amp Head

  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 15" x 3" x 11"
    Handling weight: 11.8 lb. / 5.35 kg
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AmpegPortaflex PF800 800W Class D Bass Amp Head
 
3.8

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (7)
  • Portable (7)
  • Warm / comfy (7)
  • Excellent sound (6)
  • Easy to use (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (5)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Now this PF series head is the Ticket !

First let me say, I have been playing Electric Bass and performing live in both smaller and larger venues for 35+ years now, and over the years I owned or used most every...Read complete review

First let me say, I have been playing Electric Bass and performing live in both smaller and larger venues for 35+ years now, and over the years I owned or used most every bass rig out there, SWR,Fender, G&k, Hartke, Eden, etc...pound for pound & pricing this Ampeg PF-800 head is the real deal..in so many ways, power to spare, Tone Flexibility, size and weight! and pretty much plug and play, including many features found on the more esoteric brands..However those esoteric brands are missing the true and time tested AMPEG sound. if you want punch, power, reliability, on a working mans budget..think no more purchase this PF-800!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

DON'T DO IT!!!

Would've loved to gig with this, but after 3 practices it "popped" and there was a little bit of smoke and an electrical-burning smell, then no more bass :( I REALLY...Read complete review

Would've loved to gig with this, but after 3 practices it "popped" and there was a little bit of smoke and an electrical-burning smell, then no more bass :( I REALLY REALLY like Ampeg, I DO NOT like this new line of amps they have out...I feel really let down about it but I'll go elsewhere until Ampeg cleans up their act.

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(7 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Not Impressed

By OG

from North Carolina

About Me Experienced

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Built-in Tone
  • Headphone Jack
  • Portable

Cons

  • Built-in Tone
  • Colored Sound
  • Poor Sound Quality

Best Uses

    Comments about Ampeg Portaflex PF800 800W Class D Bass Amp Head:

    The "Ampeg sound" is popular with many bass players, so I thought I'd give this amp a try since it also promised high power for relatively low money in a lightweight amp. I also liked that it had a headphone jack and controls for mixing.

    I set all the tone controls to noon, compression off, and played it through my 410 cabinet. Just as I was thinking it sounded dark, my wife walked in and said "you turned the bass up too high." Definitely not much of a mid presence.

    I had to use "Ultra hi" switch and jack up the midrange tone control just to get out of the scooped sound. But with that much mid boost, it hisses like a leaking tire. That hiss was also evident in my headphones (which also sounded dark with tone controls at neutral).

    If you like the "warm," vintage sound, it might work well for you. But I like a more transparent, modern forward sound and this amp definitely didn't work for me.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Now this PF series head is the Ticket !

    By BassMan

    from Atlanta GA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • None at this price

    Best Uses

    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Ampeg Portaflex PF800 800W Class D Bass Amp Head:

    First let me say, I have been playing Electric Bass and performing live in both smaller and larger venues for 35+ years now, and over the years I owned or used most every bass rig out there, SWR,Fender, G&k, Hartke, Eden, etc...pound for pound & pricing this Ampeg PF-800 head is the real deal..in so many ways, power to spare, Tone Flexibility, size and weight! and pretty much plug and play, including many features found on the more esoteric brands..However those esoteric brands are missing the true and time tested AMPEG sound. if you want punch, power, reliability, on a working mans budget..think no more purchase this PF-800!

    (4 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Not good

    By Nota fan

    from San francisco

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Warmth
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Weak

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ampeg Portaflex PF800 800W Class D Bass Amp Head:

      This amp cuts out a lot when you push the volume past noon. Not good to take out for gigs, unless you want to look like an idiot when your amp fails!

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      GREAT amp!!!

      By Yamahahaha

      from Preque Isle, MI

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Great Value
      • Portable
      • Powerful
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

        Comments about Ampeg Portaflex PF800 800W Class D Bass Amp Head:

        Definitely not a one trick pony. This thing absolute SLAMS through my 2 Ampeg 15 cabs. Thick, warm, but punchy tone. Never gets lost in the mix. Very versatile. I've gigged with this for a whole year of at least two loud gigs a week and never had a problem with it.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love the Tone..

        By Carlos

        from Texas

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        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Ampeg Portaflex PF800 800W Class D Bass Amp Head:

          Love the Tone this head puts out! easy to use Night and day compared to a combo coupled with the matching cab = happy camper. we use this at practice 5 piece band both guitars have half stacks and this amp has the headroom to hold down the low end without breaking up.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          PF 800 rocks

          By GHawg

          from TWIN FALLS, ID

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          Pros

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

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances

          Comments about Ampeg Portaflex PF800 800W Class D Bass Amp Head:

          This head has great tone and more than enough power that I need. I got the gig bag and foot pedal, run it through a custom made 15" cab loaded with a Peavey Black Widow speaker and Bam! Small very powerful portable rig. I have two 4/10 cabinets but I like the portability and tone of the 15". Although I wasn't very impressed with the overdrive tone I got with cranking the gain so I got an MXR bass overdrive and now the tone is killer!

           
          1.0

          DON'T DO IT!!!

          By Ronnie

          from Fall River, WI

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Excellent Sound
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Ampeg Portaflex PF800 800W Class D Bass Amp Head:

              Would've loved to gig with this, but after 3 practices it "popped" and there was a little bit of smoke and an electrical-burning smell, then no more bass :( I REALLY REALLY like Ampeg, I DO NOT like this new line of amps they have out...I feel really let down about it but I'll go elsewhere until Ampeg cleans up their act.

               
              5.0

              Amprg at its best!

              By Otto

              from Iowa

              About Me Experienced

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about Ampeg Portaflex PF800 800W Class D Bass Amp Head:

                Everything needed for a garage band bassist who performs locally. Plenty of power, and great tone.

                 
                5.0

                This featherweight AmpHead kicks !

                By lakecityLloyd

                from Plattsburgh,New York

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                Comments about Ampeg Portaflex PF800 800W Class D Bass Amp Head:

                Great sound quality,extremely light weight -- Great product !

                 
                5.0

                My bass player is very happy with this amp

                By Drummer Midnight:30

                from Pomeroy Ohio

                About Me Professional Musician

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Warmth
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Performances

                  Comments about Ampeg Portaflex PF800 800W Class D Bass Amp Head:

                  Used it for an out door gig and held its own my lead in player now wants a bigg amp to run with it !!

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