Ampeg Bass Amps

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Ampeg Bass Amps began life in 1946 and Ampeg is now one of the biggest names in bass amplification. In 1960 Ampeg created a combo amp called the Portaflex that became the standard bass combo throughout the next two decades and is still going strong. During 1969 Ampeg was the first to harness 300 watts of power in their creation of the SVT that has since become one of the most sought after stage amplifiers around. View All Information

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Ampeg Milestones

1960 Ampeg introduces the Portaflex bass amp. Tuned and front-ported, with a closed back, the Portaflex sets a new standard for tone, cabinet and speaker efficiency, and convenience in bass amplification.

1966 Ampeg introduce electric basses which fondly recall the upright bass with scroll shaped headstocks, f-holes and the Mystery Pickup!

1969 Ampeg launch the 300 watt SVT tube amp at the NAMM show and the Rolling Stones take it on tour in 69 and 72.

1988 Ampeg creates a nine foot tall, 720 pound giant SVT amp which the Guiness Book of World Records names the World's Largest Working Amplifier!

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