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Ampeg '66 B-18-N Fliptop Bass Amp

Ampeg '66 B-18-N Fliptop Bass Amp

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In the shop we have a 1966 Ampeg B-18-N Fliptop Bass & Guitar tube amp!

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In the shop we have a 1966 Ampeg B-18-N Fliptop Bass & Guitar tube amp!

While its sister model the B-15 is famous for defining many of the iconic bass sounds of the 60s and 70s, be it by the likes of James Jamerson of Motown Records or John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin, the B-18-N is the lesser known but definitely upgraded big brother in Ampeg's Portaflex line. Featuring a much bigger speaker and increased wattage for some seriously hefty bass, as well as 2 channels, one of which designed to work with both bass and electric guitar, this amp is a real champ!

Vintage as it is, this amp is in excellent playing condition and sound amazing, despite some honest road wear to the tolex and transformer covers. Below are some more detailed service notes from one of our technicians:

"The amp has been recently serviced. At that time a few electrolytic caps were replaced. A newer modern 3 prong cord was installed for grounding and safety. Best of all, the old rotting shock mounts were replaced with the safer reproductions from fliptops.net, ensuring the flip top head doesn't fall down into the amp, as these amps were notorious for in the past! The amp currently has a mix of vintage and replacement tubes from over the years, including 2 old RCA power tubes.
It is also worth noting that at some point in its history the speaker cable was converted to an output jack. While a common mod to allows the use of the head with a different speaker cabinet, it is worth noting since it is not original. The speaker currently has a cable mounted to it to make use of this setup."

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