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Ampeg Serial Numbers

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by dadday07, Feb 9, 2014.


  1. dadday07

    dadday07

    Dec 27, 2013
    What can somebody tell me about the serial number on a SVT810E Cabinet. The serial number is D97DQ80163, what can be said about that specific serial number?
     
  2. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Minnesota
    Made in '04 ... considered the 'dark era' by some ...
     
  3. GretschBassist

    GretschBassist

    Nov 11, 2012
    I think the fourth Digit "D" stands for domestic, meaning it's made in America?
     
  4. hodgy

    hodgy

    May 5, 2004
    Bothell, WA
    Disclosures:
    Tech Support- Ampeg/ Mackie
    The 4th digit 'D' means it was made FOR North America.
     
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  6. Oren Hudson

    Oren Hudson

    Dec 25, 2007
    Gastonia, NC
    The 8 after the Q (year '04) is the month. 8=August. The last four numbers are the production number. :cool:
     
  7. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps
  8. xefrenx

    xefrenx

    Mar 12, 2014
    Please help date my SVT810E

    Serial #D9ZDQ00075
     
  9. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps
    October of 2004.
     
  10. xefrenx

    xefrenx

    Mar 12, 2014
  11. vin088xk1

    vin088xk1 Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2011
    florida
    Can't find date info for my b100r, cckdp60155, any one know.
     
  12. Vintage-Blue

    Vintage-Blue Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 13, 2008
    Cincinnati, OH
    Disclosures:
    Owner, Vintage Blue (repro cabinets)
    June 2003

    D = for sale domestically
    P = 2003
    6 = June
    0155 = 155th unit of that run
     
  13. vin088xk1

    vin088xk1 Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2011
    florida
  14. Calico

    Calico

    Jul 28, 2011
    Seattle
    What are they using in the fifth digit (year) after 2013 (the year after all 26 letters of the alphabet have been used)?
     
  15. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps
    The whole process started over in 2008, but the digit moves according to what product it is. It's somewhere around the 12th digit, and the coding starts:

    A: 2008
    B: 2009

    So 2013 would be denoted by an F somewhere in the serial.
     
  16. Calico

    Calico

    Jul 28, 2011
    Seattle
    Gotcha, thanks Jimmy! So, after the reset is the country code still right before the year, or did they move to an entirely different nomenclature?
     
  17. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps
    I really don't know how the entire serial breaks down. All I know is the year.
     
  18. Calico

    Calico

    Jul 28, 2011
    Seattle
    That's the important stuff (year that is) :) Thanks for the info!
     
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