NBAD!

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by johmica, Jun 21, 2021.

  1. johmica

    johmica Tele-Holic

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    New bass amp day! Just got a great deal on a used Ampeg PF 500 with the 115 cab. Can't wait to warm it up later this evening!

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  2. J. Bonkosky

    J. Bonkosky Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Nice! I like how light those Ampeg heads are. I just had a NBAD too.
     
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    Zepfan Doctor of Teleocity Gold Supporter

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    Nice.
    I wanted the new Portaflex, but all I could afford at the time was the BA-108.:D
     
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    mexicanyella Friend of Leo's

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    Looking forward to a tone report. I’ve admired those PF500 heads like physical layout, the inclusion of a compressor that seemed to work well in a brief sit-down with one, and the fact that the head’s width is almost exactly the same as that of my bass cab, which is way narrower than the rack power amp I use with it. The form factor is tempting...
     
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  5. johmica

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    Unfortunately, I'm not experienced enough to give you guys an informed review of the tone. You see, I just purchased my first bass a few weeks ago, so I'm in the process of learning the ropes now. Here's a couple of pictures of the bass:

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    I did a little bit of research prior to purchase. I'm a big fan of the "vintage" Stax Records/ Duck Dunn tone and style of playing, and I was looking for an amp that would let me approximate those tones. The aesthetics of the amp and cabinet design are nice, too. When I found the set slightly used and warrantied for under $500, it was a no-brainer.

    I've been watching YouTube videos all evening, learning about the tone controls and how to dial in the sounds that I'm chasing.

    As an aside, I've played guitar for 30+ years, and when I decided recently to learn bass, I never anticipated that hand strength would be an issue. But my fretting hand wears out so quickly!
     
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  6. brookdalebill

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    Cool!
     
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