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Ampeg Serial Number Date Code

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bgavin, Jan 5, 2002.


  1. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Of course you do. Who wouldn't? :D Nobody used it, BTW. They had a ton of spare guitars there, acoustics, electrics...none of them got used.
     
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  2. Bob Zombie

    Bob Zombie

    Nov 30, 2015
    I had a 45 day return policy on the 2007 SVTCL. At high gain and master with midrange turned up I was getting a very nasty buzz. Rather than troubleshooting and spending more I decided to trade up to a brand new Amp. Christmas discounts and what not it was too hard to refuse.

    BTW: All the screws were loose -Almost falling out loose? When I heard the damn thing rattling as I moved it, I was extremely nervous and disappointed. I went around and tightened them all and it seems to be ok, but OMG on the quality control and any pre_shipment inspections. I'm sure they would tell me they vibrated loose through the shipping process, but I say Hmmmm to all that ... C'mon guys - another 1/4 turn and they all would have fell out. If the preamp and lower board would have dropped during shipping it would have been ugly and it would have been coming back. I've purchased $100.00 electronics that stayed together through shipping. $1,800.00 Amp and $200.00 to ship it, they better have someone there who can tighten screws. Grrrrrr !!! okay- rant over ...

    Super tiny print on the back of Amp I found this stamp. Amp purchased in 2015, stamped 2012?
    - Anyway, what a beautiful sounding amp. I searched the world over looking for this tone.
     

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  3. dooredge

    dooredge

    Mar 2, 2011
    Hi all,

    I've read all 9 pages of this thread but am still not sure what I have.

    Ampeg SVT-810E w/ single 1/4" jack/plate.

    Serial: I81EJ10021

    "E" is country code, though post #3 only shows codes U, D, W, Y.

    As far as I can tell I have a 1997 810E. If correct, what speakers were commonly used in that time frame? Also trying to determine if I hook a 500 Watt Eden Amp to it, will bad things happen?

    Thanks for any knowledge!
     

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  4. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    You have a 1997 810e. Will be fine with a 500w amp. Power handling was 800w before fartout and 1200w before the voice coils blow by then. Speakers would be Eminences made especially for the 810e and they sounded really good. I'm not good on country codes, though. It's a lot less important for cabs than amps.
     
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  5. I looked through the forums but could not nail this number for chipboard or not, ASXDL 40044. Appreciate any help. I get sir domestic but I am thinking of buying this one if its not chipboard.
     
  6. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    1999. It's chipboard but it came with really good sounding stock speakers.
     
  7. It didn't sound bad and that's why I was kinda perplexed. Price is good I'm not sure why I am looking at another 8x10, I am 51 after all.
     
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  8. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Because you are a badass :D
     
  9. Thanks for the help Jimmy!
     
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  10. bumping this thread for a date verification on an 810e.

    EDCDU20006

    U would be 2008????
     
  11. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Yes. 2008.
     
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  12. Superfriend

    Superfriend

    Jan 10, 2009
    SVT810AV serial: DWBDS*****
    Manufacture year, anybody?
     


  13. I believe you have a 2006 cab.
     
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  14. DWkit

    DWkit

    Jul 5, 2017
    Eastern NC, USA
    I have two 810E Classic cabs
    The first has the serial # DWCDS8XXXX I'm assumiing this is a USA 2006 Month?
    The second has a stranger serial # 0026760AKFUXXXX Any ideas?
    Thanks in advance,
    DWkit
     
  15. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Second cab looks like it would be from 2013.
     
  16. DWkit

    DWkit

    Jul 5, 2017
    Eastern NC, USA
    Thanks, Jimmy! I figured if anyone knew it would be you.
    :thumbsup:
     
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  17. ChankSmith

    ChankSmith

    Jul 15, 2016
    what does the BJN stand for in model? its a 2001 svt cl

    BJNDS70070
     
  18. Vintage-Blue

    Vintage-Blue Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 13, 2008
    Cincinnati, OH
    Owner, Vintage Blue (repro cabinets)
    It's just a random alpha-numeric prefix. Also, the 5th digit is the year code which, in this case, would be 2006. (N=2001)
     

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  19. bassooka

    bassooka

    Feb 24, 2007
    Belgium
    I can buy a 610 HLF with serial # 0026754AKFG0041. Can anybody help me out?
     
  20. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    A very good question. Since the date designation letter often moves with LOUD serial numbers, and there are several letters that could stand for the date code in that serial number, I couldn't tell you. Sorry.
     

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