Retrofret Stock # 7302. Ampeg B-15N Portaflex Model Tube Bass Amplifier (1967), made in Linden NJ, serial # 059579, blue checked Tolex finish. This is a nice example of the typical middle-1960's B-15N Portaflex, covered in Ampeg's trademark blue check Tolex with the classic deep and round sound these are rightly renowned for. Along with its slightly smaller brother, the B-12, the B-15 is well known as the greatest recording bass amplifier ever designed. Perfect for any studio situation and also a fine gigging amp in lower-volume situations. If a recording operation says they do "vintage sound" and don't have at least one of these, they're fooling themselves. The favorite of countless 1960's bass players including the dean of Motown bottom, James Jamerson, and still unmatched today.Height is 29 1/2 in. (74.9 cm.), 21 in. (53.3 cm.) width, and 14 in. (35.6 cm.) deep. This amp shows some average wear overall, mostly some light clouding to the plated metal and some scuffing and open seams to the Tolex but no major damage. Currently equipped with a modern Jensen speaker and just serviced with a new 3-prong cord and partial re-cap. The original detachable dolly has been replaced by four wheels mounted directly to the cabinet bottom for transport. Typically great sound, this is a fairly late representative of the classic Ampeg blue-check era (which ended in 1968) and still the all-time champion recording bass amplifier. Overall Excellent - Condition.
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