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1965 Ampeg B15NF


1965 Ampeg B15NF. Serial:003628. It's fully serviced with a 3 month warranty and comes supplied with a step down transformer. Ideal for low volume studio work. Original CTS speaker dates to late 1964. The cab is double baffled. The amp is 30 W. The reference books I have state that when Ampeg switched the model designation from NC to NF the cabs changed to single baffle. This NF head is matched with a double baffled cabinet so I believe this to be a B15 from the transition period. The serial number and all the components, including the speaker date production to late 64/ early 65 which is when the change from NC to NF is documented to have happened.

The tolex is in excellent condition with only very minor wear and tear, it has a 3" section of new tolex running along the bottom edge ( along the bottom left side of the cab and around the back). The grill cloth is in great shape with only 1 very small tear. (the size of a 1 pence piece) The metal work shows a small amount of oxidisation but no rusting and it retains most of its shine. Most importantly of all the sound is fantastic. This amp wont disappoint in terms of sound or looks. Don't miss out on getting that cool Motown sound.

During the service my technician changed the power chord from a two pin to a three pin and fitted an earth tag to make it safe. He also changed the power transformer. (the replacement is from a B15 of a similar period) Some cosmetic changes were made, such as a new tray on which the head sits and a new rubber gasket around the top of the cabinet, creating a better seal between the head and cab and eliminating any rattle. Also noted:The pre amp tubes are original / the power tubes and rectifier are not. New knobs.

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