*** is with this head? 60's 70's amp ID

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Adienn7, Oct 11, 2020.

  1. Adienn7

    Adienn7

    Jan 26, 2007
    Got Head? I got this head head at the musicgoround in Columbus, Ohio.. last saturday I walked by it 5 times then saw it.. it caught my eye.. had this teenager plug it in.. it's got a three prong.. it's small asf in vintage term.. 14 ins by 4in.. I grabbed a p bass off the wall and the kids eye lit up.. and I was smirking.. the quote the kid "I didn't expect that".. it was a $100.00 and they don't won't haggle, plus when am I going to see another one of these things, so I bought it, but Idk what it is.. look to be made in the usa I'm guessing 60's-70's silvertone ish.. it's 8ohms.. no idea the watts.. but it made a harke hydryve 15 scream for mercy.. it's pretty cool simple old straight forward amp volume & tone.. 8ohms hi and low output
     
  2. Can you post a photo? Or a better description?
     
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  3. Adienn7

    Adienn7

    Jan 26, 2007
  4. Adienn7

    Adienn7

    Jan 26, 2007
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  5. Adienn7

    Adienn7

    Jan 26, 2007
    this is all I got.. dud no name at all.. just a solidstate bass amp simple and loud.
     
  6. You are right that it is similar to a 60s-70s Silvertone, but I don’t think it is one of those. Also looks somewhat like an old Kay.
    You’ve got me stumped.
    You’ve got a cool amp.
     
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  7. Adienn7

    Adienn7

    Jan 26, 2007
    I like it because it's basic P bass eq in amp form.. if I could figure out the wattage it'd be useful..
     
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  8. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    Whatever it is, its way too complicated for me. I'd never be able to figure out those controls...

    :roflmao:
     
  9. Adienn7

    Adienn7

    Jan 26, 2007
    ok it has a learning curve.. lol
     
  10. chadds

    chadds

    Mar 18, 2000
    Too much tone sculpting. I’d wait for something more simple.
     
  11. Adienn7

    Adienn7

    Jan 26, 2007
    come on info pls.. lol
     
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  12. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa Boogie, Development Engineer-Genzler (pedals), Product Support-Genz Benz
    I can help you with the power, it's going to end up somewhere around 20 watts RMS. I recognize it but can't for the life of me come up with a name. The numbers around the knobs are familiar.

    Something that reminds me of Bob Heil or that era.
     
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  13. Adienn7

    Adienn7

    Jan 26, 2007
    20 watts it's a loud 20watts solid state! dude thank you! if you think of anything else let me.. yep!
     
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  14. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    I wonder if it might be a kit? Most manufacturers, even the early solid state stuff, were slapping there names pretty big on their amps.

    What is the small mark on the back panel in the center, on the top? Above the 50/60 cycles and .35 amps.
     
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  15. Yes, some place like the old Heathkit catalogs. C90DAEA6-A5B9-4D3D-9503-676E0C8F5FCF.jpeg
     
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  16. salcott

    salcott Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    NYC, Inwood.
    I had a little guitar amp that had "Model 664" as its identifier. My Marshall Major was known as "The Beast", so a bandmate named the little amp "The Neighbor of the Beast".
     
  17. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa Boogie, Development Engineer-Genzler (pedals), Product Support-Genz Benz
    One thing that was common in the day was to restrict the low frequency extension which increased the impression of power.
     
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  18. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast

    Aug 7, 2008
    The case and looks date from the late 60's. It's a Univox UB250. There were several revisions of this amp that looked a little different. Not having a name plate, it would have been sold under different brands as well.

    Date codes inside the amp will give you a good estimate of the date of manufacture.
     
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  19. telecopy

    telecopy

    Dec 6, 2009
    USA
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  20. Adienn7

    Adienn7

    Jan 26, 2007
    it did give that impression.. they also only did the clean watts right?