Ampeg PF-20T Bass Head

Electric Bass Head

  • All-tube amplifier
  • Power: 20 W @ 4 or 8 Ohm
  • Preamp tubes: 2x 12AX7
  • Power amp tubes: 2x 6V6
  • Controls: Bass, mid and treble
  • Input gain controls
  • Preamp balanced line out
  • Pre/Post EQ
  • Ground Lift
  • Transformer balanced line out
  • Ideal for studio applications as load resistance (speaker) is not required
  • Adjustable bias controls
  • Dimensions: 185 x 330 x 264 mm
  • Weight: 6.9 kg
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  • Upright Groove
  • Upright Groove Line
  • Reggae
  • Reggae Line
  • Rock
  • Rock Line
  • Funk
  • Funk Line
  • Fusion
  • Fusion Line
  • Slap
  • Slap Line
  • Doom
  • Doom Line
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Further information

Power 20 W
Equalizer 3-Band
Compressor No
Limiter No
Effects unit No
External effect loops No
Connector for external speakers Jack
Headphone connection No
Di Output Yes
Tuner-Out No
Rack mount No
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Top notch practice amp

16.03.2017
I bought the Ampeg PF-20T as a silent practice tool as I cannot use speakers in my apartment. In particular, I run the output of the PF-20T into a Two Notes Torpedo C.A.B. to simulate a mic'ed 8x10 Ampeg cabinet, and from there into an Ampeg SCR-DI, which I use as an audio interface to connect headphones and MP3 player.

I must say that I am very impressed by the tube sound of the amp and it fully satisfies my expectations. The 3 band EQ is quite sensitive and allows to dial in a broad range of tones suitable for jazz/funk/slap/rock sounds.

One worry I had was concerning the 0dB input level as (in contrast to the PF-50T) there is only one input socket and I mainly play a MM Stingray 5 with active electronics, whereas most of the reviews/videos seem to have been done based on passive bass guitars. While it is still possible to get clean sounds, it is true that the sound overdrives fairly quickly, which means that it may not be the right amp for those who primarily want clean sounds.

Nevertheless I love the amp and therefore gave it an overall 5* rating.
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Oliver848, 26.04.2018
Yes, the search for the sound. It can be really expensive. It usually starts small and cheap. Read into all sorts of things, trying to balance the bass and amp and strings and whatever you want to know about the music you want to play. And buy. And buy. And buy.

Would be nice if I just take a fair amount of money from the beginning and then save the whole long detour. And it can save even more.

At the end. Land you if you want to have it right here. And has so much standing around in the basement what you do not need anymore.

Basically, I know now, if it does not sound it must be up to me (or on the bass) ;-) I use the amp for recording. I use the DI-out options for this. I do not have it connected to a corresponding box yet. (I still search). If the thing were olive green, I'd think it was a military-grade rocket power amplifier for some sort of 60's. There is nothing cheap. The tone controls are very effective. The gain and the volume too. At 20 watts, turning it on is not a problem. He is too bad for Giggen. And that goes well. Perfect!
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