Ampeg Portaflex PF-210HE Bass Cabinet (450 Watts, 2x10")

Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 57 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 26 x 25 x 18 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 99-030-2211
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(4 ratings)
Submitted October 24, 2012 by Joel A in East Rutherford, NJ
"Compact and Capable"
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
Mine's arrived after a day I ordered it probably because where the item came from is in the same state as the destination. So, kudos to zZounds for this! Looks like the item was built pretty well. When I opened the lid, there were no lose parts and everything was in the box (screws, speaker cable, caster wheels, and documentation). The head I use is the Ampeg PF-500, and hooked up to this is an Ibanez SR505 - a five string for those unfamiliar with it. Once I unpacked and installed everything, I hooked it up to my amp, then played a couple of songs. Tweaked it, tweaked it some more, and I finally got the setting I want. I had to make adjustments to make sure that the 5th string sounds solid. After this, I tried finding my other settings based on the genre of music and playing style. I have yet to find out what this cab can do in a gig. Of course, these are 2x10's so I had to push the bass eq up a bit than the 4x10 I have (made by acoustic). But that's always the case anyway when you work with new equipment (as it is always said, "tone is king"). I like the convenience brought about by being able to attach the amp head to the cab's lid. Don't worry about the lid rattling. There are 4 fasteners keep the lid shut tight. However, I had to remove the little handles on the front panel of the amp head because they were hitting the inner "walls" of the cab when I flip the lid to prepare it for transport. Removing those required an allen wrench. I will need another cab read more to maximize the potential of my amp (500w @ 4ohms - two 8ohms). On paper, the low-end frequency are just about the same between PF-115HE and PF-210HE. I might have to find a place to test the PF-115HE first. But as it is, I'm still undecided as to which to get. All in all, this PF-210HE cab sounds very good, has moderate weight, and looks pretty well-built.

Musical Background:
I can play a variety of instruments, and have been for about 20 years now. Bass guitar = 3 years.

Musical Style:
rock, modern r&b, disco, funk, pop, country
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