Ampeg PF-800 800-Watt Portaflex Bass Head

Compact 800W Bass Amplifier Head, 3-band EQ, Mid-tone Presets, Lo/Hi Boosts, Compressor
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Ampeg PF-800 800-Watt Portaflex Bass Head
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Serious Power in a Small Package

Weighing in at just 11.8 lbs., the Ampeg PF-800 Portaflex bass head is a dream come true for bass players. You no longer have to dread lugging your gear to the gig. If needed, you can throw this amp in a backpack and hit the subway. Featuring the well-known Ampeg tone, the PF-800 has a large tonal palette with a selectable mid-tone control with five preset mid-tones for all styles of music. With its ultra-high and ultra-low switches, you can get all the snap and deep rumble you desire. If you are looking for tone, wattage, and compact size, then the Ampeg PF-800 Portaflex bass head is for you.

Ampeg PF-800 Portaflex Bass Head at a Glance:
  • Ultra-compact size
  • Extremely lightweight
Ultra-compact size

The Ampeg PF-800 amp head packs a bunch of functionality into a compact amp design. Not only does it pump out 800 watts at 4 ohms, but you also get tone controls, an effects loop, an onboard limiter, and a -15dB input pad. So for a very small amp, you've got all the control you need to craft epic bass tones.

Extremely lightweight

Thanks to the smart, compact design, the PF-800 head weighs in at 11.8 lbs.! As part of the famed Portaflex series, this amp can be mounted in a Portaflex series cabinet in true flip-top fashion. Yes, you can hide the amp away in the cab just as you could with the vintage B15. The tone is big, but the form factor is extremely compact and convenient.

Ampeg PF-800 Portaflex Bass Head Features at a Glance:
  • Compact size
  • Classic Portaflex tone
  • 800 watts of Class D power
  • 3-band EQ with 5-position mid control
  • Onboard compressor and high/low boosts
  • Mount head inside Portaflex cabs
The Ampeg PF-800 Portaflex Bass head offers massive tone and power in a small footprint!

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Bass Guitar Amp Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Type Solid State
Number of Channels 1
Total Power 800W, 4 ohms, Class D
Compression Yes
EQ 3-band, Mid-tone Control, Ultra Hi/Lo Boosts
Inputs 1 x 1/4" (instrument), 1 x 1/8" (Line)
Outputs 1 x speakON, 1 x XLR (Line Out), 1 x TS (Speaker), 5 x TS (Foot Switch, Preamp Out, Tuner, EFX Loop)
Footswitch I/O Yes
Effects Loop Yes
Height 3"
Width 15"
Depth 11"
Weight 11.8 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number PF800

Customer Reviews

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Excellent bass amp

I expected solid tone and volume response from an Ampeg bass amp, and I got it. I paired it with two PF410HLF cabs. I can be heard on the moon and I've heard reliable reports this combination has killed several rhinos on the African continent. I like simple amps and this meets my requirement. The on-board compressor is terrific, too. NOTE: You only get 800 watts if you pair this with 4 ohm speakers (like the Ampeg SVT cabs). But 400 watts are more than enough.

Ampeg PF-800 Portaflex Bass Head

Works great and sounds great out on gigs with Ampeg Pro Neo 410HLF and PN 115HLF cabs. Light weight head. And great Ampeg bass sound, clear and clean as a bass should be. Oldies, Doo Wop, Rock and Motown. And as always, quick shipping and service from Zack Neels and Sweetwater crew.
Music background: Playing in bands since 1964, Bass, Guitar, vocals, and recording bands.

Awesome Tone, lots of headroom

I needed a bit more watts than what I was using for my small rig, which consisted of 1- 2 X 10 cab and 1 12" cab. Both cabs are 8 ohm's each so pairing them with the PF-800 was a perfect match. When I got it plugged in the chain and turned it on it really was sweet. The variables on this amp allow for killer tone options and I can get the volume up on stage now without any compromise in tone. Very happy with this purchase,

What a difference an Ampeg makes ...

Great range of tones, user friendly,versatile, powerful - doesn't break a sweat (no distortion unless you dial it in). I played many set-ups in the past (when the PA system was for vocals only - imagine) - nothing comes close to this for the price. For the advice I got from Danielle at Sweetwater - many thanks! P.S. - put this in a Gator micro-bag and you're on your way.
Music background: Returning musician


I love this head. I know that I can still add a 15" to my 4x10s as well.
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