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Pls Help! Dating an old Ampeg Cab

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by mntl, Dec 15, 2012.


  1. mntl

    mntl

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    Dear Mates,

    A cab has crossed my virtual way and i have unfortunately no other additional information than this.

    - some years old
    - serial 167591

    and this picture.( http://www.dropbox.com/u/4194859/Ampeg.jpg)
    Will it be possible for someone to date this cab or probably comenear the region of period it was made?
    It would be a great appreciated help.
    Thank in advance
    [​IMG]
     
  2. sokolasty

    sokolasty

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    Hi

    All I got thru the link is "Error (404)" :)
     
  3. mntl

    mntl

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    Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for the hint.
    Now it is fixed. May someone be able to help?
     
  4. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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    Mid to late 70's. Easiest way to tell for sure is to pull a speaker and look at the date code since you can't date cabs of that era by serial.
     
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  6. mntl

    mntl

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    Thanks again Jimmy!

    Really great help. As soon as the cab is mine, i will check the codes and keep the thread updated

    What a community, that holds up such knowing people like you are
     
  7. mntl

    mntl

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    Will this help?
    [​IMG]

    Or do i have to unscrew the speakers out of the cab?
     
  8. 1958Bassman

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  9. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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    Actually that label does help place it squarely in the mid to late 70's despite not being able to date it by the serial. It was made in Elkhart, IN, and that was the Magnavox era which ended in 1980. For 6 years after, Ampegs were made in Japan.
     
  10. AuntieBeeb

    AuntieBeeb

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    Take her somewhere nice, try to make a good impression on her parents when you pick her up, no funny business, and offer to walk her home afterwards.





    Sorry. As you were.
     
  11. mntl

    mntl

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    Thank you very much, especially JimmyM.
    So i will unscrew the speakers when i find the right wrench for the screws and keep the thread after that updated.

    Kind regards
     

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