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Dating an Ampeg V4

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by BassSurfer, Jan 8, 2013.


  1. BassSurfer

    BassSurfer Supporting Member

    Jun 30, 2006
    Brooklyn & Queens, NYC
    Hey guys,

    Now before some of you MAY suggest or say, or scream, :D "there are tons of threads on this subject already, or check out that cool Ampeg V4 website" I was just wondering if some of you experts could somehow date/estimate this for me just by giving it a quick look.

    I just purchased this yesterday and it did obviously not arrive yet, but the seller has agreed in letting me use his pictures of the amp to post on here. I know I could just be patient and wait for the amp to arrive, but where is the fun in that?! :bag:

    Any other information would be greatly appreciated, and as always, any input or comments are more than welcome! Thanks!

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  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps
    My guess is 73 or 74, and wow, what a cherry looking head!
     
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  4. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
    72-75 is the best I can do. Looks minty fresh though. Those cap cans look like they could be original in the back there, try seeing if one of them has a date/date code on it.
     
  5. BassSurfer

    BassSurfer Supporting Member

    Jun 30, 2006
    Brooklyn & Queens, NYC
    Gentlemen, thank you very much. When it arrives here tomorrow or the day after, I will be able to do a full inspection on it. The thing is, I have always wanted one of these things and finally tracked one down. The anticipation is killing me! Funny, the two guys I was hoping for to comment, did!
     
  6. Alex1984

    Alex1984

    Jan 16, 2010
    Vancouver
    Great condition, early 70s for sure.
     
  7. capncal

    capncal

    Apr 14, 2009
    i've been dating my Ampeg SVT 200t for a few months now. she's great. no back talk and she unleashed plenty of thunder on my command. i say go for it! she may be a bit older, but them older dames sure know how to rock!
     
  8. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    Disclosures:
    John K Custom Basses
    that's a beauty! congrats.
    my guess is a '71 or '72.
     
  9. PWV

    PWV Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 28, 2006
    Tacoma
    Beat me to it! :D
     
  10. BassSurfer

    BassSurfer Supporting Member

    Jun 30, 2006
    Brooklyn & Queens, NYC

    Hahaha, you guys are great :p

    Thanks for all of the comments and clarifications guys!
     



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