Ampeg amplifier dating
This model lasted until mid 1965, when they introduced the B-15NF with fixed bias tubes and a single-baffle cabinet.According to the serial number 0137XX, your amp was built in 1965, which would make it either a B-15NC or B-15NF.
There are a few things to note about Ampeg production from this time.
The B-15N has held relatively steady in the used market and is currently worth between 00 and 00 in working condition.
Gregg Hopkins of Vintage-Amp Restoration reproduces these Lucite plates for the B-15 and can even personalize it with your name.
In transit, the electronic components were flipped down and housed inside the cabinet. Four latches secured the top to the cabinet and the top was entirely covered so it matched the cabinet regardless of which position it was in.
With Ampeg’s Portaflex design, users didn’t have to worry about their amp overheating while they were still able to transport it relatively easily.Hull created an upright bass pickup by mounting a transducer on an extended peg that was inserted into the body of the bass.