Old Ampeg found in trash

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  1. EatS1stBassist

    EatS1stBassist

    Apr 15, 2016
    So cal
    My grandson found this in the trash. He brought it home hoping that we could work on it together. A92262FA-D85C-41E5-BC5D-075D030EA511.jpeg I told him we certainly could 1966 Ampeg Rocket 2. This should be fun!
     

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  3. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa Boogie, Development Engineer-Genzler (pedals), Product Support-Genz Benz
    Nice score!
     
  4. I can't wait to see it!
     
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  5. seamonkey

    seamonkey

    Aug 6, 2004
    Looks like a great project for you both.
    High voltage, and safety ground warning ...
    Hope you resist the urge to shotgun replace all the parts as testing is always best to retain some of the truthiness of the design.
    Some things like caps may need to be replaced when you test them. But restorers will gut the old caps and put new ones inside so they look authentic.

    Also that speaker may be an alnico which means the magnet might need a recharge (regauss) to get it back to normal.
     
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  6. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Kentucky
    Nice snag! Sounds like a project.
     
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  7. Wasnex

    Wasnex

    Dec 25, 2011
    Doesn't appear to be a highly collected amp, but should be a really fun project. Nice score :thumbsup:!
     
  8. ficelles

    ficelles

    Feb 28, 2010
    Devon, England
    Nice find :) And with a vintage Jensen driver!
     
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  9. EatS1stBassist

    EatS1stBassist

    Apr 15, 2016
    So cal
    Awesome! Thanks :thumbsup:
     
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  10. Tommy V

    Tommy V

    Feb 19, 2019
    29316
    awesome find!
     
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  11. vvvmmm

    vvvmmm

    Dec 6, 2016
    Chi
    Hope you can get a good ... handle onnit.
     
  12. EatS1stBassist

    EatS1stBassist

    Apr 15, 2016
    So cal
    :laugh::thumbsup:
     
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  13. Zoffy

    Zoffy Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2020
    Sacramento CA
    That should be a really fun project! All I ever find in the trash is actual trash...:(
     
  14. MYLOWFREQ

    MYLOWFREQ Supporting Member

    May 13, 2011
    Nice find! You might find a bag of weed in it if you're double-lucky :)
     
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  15. EatS1stBassist

    EatS1stBassist

    Apr 15, 2016
    So cal
    Lol:laugh:
     
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  16. Great score!! Congratulations on what should be a cool amp by the time you're done.
     
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  17. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Plug it in...hit the switch...run like hell.

    Riis
     
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  18. Plain Old Barry

    Plain Old Barry Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2018
    Connecticut
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  19. Jim C

    Jim C I believe in the trilogy; Fender, Stingray, + G&L Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    Congrats. Cool amp!
     
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  20. JKB1957

    JKB1957

    Jul 18, 2015
    Great find!
     
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