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Ampeg SVT 1969

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Tube, Sep 22, 2010.


  1. Tube

    Tube

    Oct 9, 2009
    Sicily
    boys
    Seeking Ampeg SVT 1969-70-71-72 vintage.
    is a long time.
    how can I tell from this serial number that year is?
    094778
     
  2. KramerBassFan

    KramerBassFan

    Jan 3, 2009
    Check the dates on the potentiometers.
     
  3. Tube

    Tube

    Oct 9, 2009
    Sicily
    I'm Italian.
    I did not understand
     
  4. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    you can't tell anything about the age of old ampeg amps by the serial number. you can guess by the design sort of when it was made within a few years, but you have to open it up and look at the volume and tone pots to pinpoint the date better.

    www.unofficialampeg.com/dating
     
  5. Groover

    Groover

    Jun 28, 2005
    Ohio, USA
    Talia i numeri o rarrieri ri interutturi chi furrianu... :smug:
     
  6. Tube

    Tube

    Oct 9, 2009
    Sicily
    che bello, sei siciliano?
    io sono di Agrigento.
    aiutatemi a trovare un Ampeg Vintage.
     
  7. Groover

    Groover

    Jun 28, 2005
    Ohio, USA
    I got this one everyone.. I'll PM

    He's looking for a vintage SVT, and I'll help him verify the codes or at least what to look for.
     
  8. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    really, all he has to do is look for a silver face plate with blue lettering.
     
  9. anonymous02282011

    anonymous02282011 Guest

    Jun 27, 2007
    There's a 71 on the guitar center website. I wonder if they ship overseas . . .
     
  10. Groover

    Groover

    Jun 28, 2005
    Ohio, USA
    You guys are awesome. I can't believe there isn't a website with SVT pictures showing the basic differences clearly!

    I explained how to look for the codes on the pots. If anyone knows a site with pictures showing these pots and codes, please link.

    Thanks!
     
  11. Tube

    Tube

    Oct 9, 2009
    Sicily
    Seeking a Ampeg Blue Line
     
  12. Groover

    Groover

    Jun 28, 2005
    Ohio, USA
  13. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    Here are details for IDing 70's models that apply to the SVT.

    This has information on how to date a potentiometer from the code.
     
  14. Tube

    Tube

    Oct 9, 2009
    Sicily
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    I want to know the date of this Ampeg Blue Line Vintage.
    This is your serial number (094.778)
     
  15. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    like i said before, you cannot tell the date of that amp by the serial number.
     
  16. Tube

    Tube

    Oct 9, 2009
    Sicily
    ok
     
  17. anonymous02282011

    anonymous02282011 Guest

    Jun 27, 2007
    The one you have pictured is of the right era. If it sounds good and the price is reasonable I'd buy it.
     
  18. Tube

    Tube

    Oct 9, 2009
    Sicily
    serving the base of the valve vacuum left?
    between 6550 -4146 tubes,
    sound quality, power and refinement.
    What are the best valves?
     
  19. anonymous02282011

    anonymous02282011 Guest

    Jun 27, 2007
    The difference between 6550s and 6146bs in the power section of the early 70s SVTs that I've heard is subtle to my ears.
     
  20. Maybe they don't have a word for "blue lettering" in Italian! :D
     
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