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Need Info for my Ampeg SVT Classic Head

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by ethanengland, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. ethanengland

    ethanengland

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    Hey guys I recently purchased an ampeg svt classic head. This may sound like a really dumb question but I don't know where to find information about the amp (year, where it was manufactured, etc). Is there a number on the back that can help me? I really want to know more info about my awesome head! Thanks!

    I also have a Aguilar 810 cabinet that I have little info about so if you know how i can find more about that cab that would be great too!

    My band:
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  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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    Not a dumb question at all. I can't tell you about the Aggie, but Ampeg stuff made from 1988-2007 has the 5th digit designate the year:

    A: 1988
    B: 1989
    C: 1990

    Etc. etc. And then in 2008, they started over with the 12th digit (however, that digit has been known to appear in a couple different places...at least it has on my newer Ampegs):

    A: 2008
    B: 2009

    etc.
  3. ethanengland

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    Can you tell me where i can find that on the amp?
  4. ethanengland

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    This is my number:
    EFRDUA0170

    What does that mean?
  5. Vintage-Blue

    Vintage-Blue Gold Supporting Member

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    EFR = model prefix (random alpha-numeric code)
    D = domestic
    U = 2008
    A = November
    0170 = 170th unit of that production run
  6. ethanengland

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    It really doesn't seem that new? I also thought after 2008 that the number was different?
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    Ya, there was some overlap I didn't take into account. Sorry.
  9. Vintage-Blue

    Vintage-Blue Gold Supporting Member

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    I was basing that info on this document:

    [​IMG]

    It was produced during the days when St. Louis Music owned Ampeg, and it's obvious by the dates they were planning several years ahead; certainly beyond the purchase of Ampeg by Loud Technologies. It could be that Loud did not stick strickly to this format. I know their current serial numbers are completely different.

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