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Where, how and when was it made?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by torkelboy, Feb 28, 2008.


  1. torkelboy

    torkelboy

    Feb 24, 2008
    OK! two quick questions, or one really!

    I'd like to date my ampeg svt4pro and Ampeg 610hlf.


    Since both of them have the magic text "made in the u.s.a" on them that is probably where they were made, i hope!?

    But how do i put a date on them!?!?!
     
  2. Jazzman

    Jazzman

    Nov 26, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    If it says it was made in the US, it meets the requirements to have that text on it. There are extremely strict rules regarding this.

    Check the unofficial Ampeg page - you can date them with a serial number.
     
  3. torkelboy

    torkelboy

    Feb 24, 2008
    thx!
     
  4. Rob Mancini

    Rob Mancini Guest

    Feb 26, 2008
    The 5th letter tells the year. A=88, B=89, C=90, etc.
     
  5. torkelboy

    torkelboy

    Feb 24, 2008
    On all my ampeg gear it says "made in the U.S.A".

    But the fourth digit only says "D" on my cab! D = U.S

    Could someone spread some logic?



    Here's what i found out:

    Ampeg SVT4pro
    askwk00037
    1999-10
    country "Worldwide"


    Ampeg SVT610hlf
    brrdo80001
    2003-08
    country "Domestic U.S."


    Ampeg b2r
    d2iuqa0011
    2005-11
    country "U.K"
     
  6. torkelboy

    torkelboy

    Feb 24, 2008
    Where is all the Ampeg freaks??
    :D:D:D:D:D:D


    The question is, why does the serial numer say for example "worldwide" when the label on the product says "Made in the u.s.a."?
     
  7. Rob Mancini

    Rob Mancini Guest

    Feb 26, 2008
    Probably because of power requirements. USA is 120v, Europe is 240v. My guess is that worldwide means you can switch it to either voltage easily.
     
  8. Jerrold Tiers

    Jerrold Tiers

    Nov 14, 2003
    St Louis
    The "W" units may mean a 230V only choice, i.e. 115/230. At one time there was a decision made that 'since everyone uses 230V elsewhere, we'll just support that voltage". Didn't go well in Australia, where the voltage is rather variable on the high side.

    In fact, there may be (I don't recall) units that are 230 ONLY, no way to make them work on 120V. They'd be old units.

    Various unit designations...... "J" Japan, 100V, "U" UK, etc. Generally just means the voltage it was set up for when shipped. No implication as to where it was made, etc.
     
  9. torkelboy

    torkelboy

    Feb 24, 2008
    Thx for great Answers!!!!!!
     
  10. rawdogg

    rawdogg

    Feb 12, 2008
    Why do some of the serial numbers on the "MADE IN VIETNAM" Ampeg's still have a "D" as the 4th letter?. I just saw a SVT-VR made in Vietnam by LOUD TECH.
     
  11. rawdogg

    rawdogg

    Feb 12, 2008
    this is the SVT-VR I was talking about. It says it's made in Vietnam by LOUD TECH., but the 4th letter is a "D". I wonder if it was actually made in the USA. WEIRD!!!
     
  12. Jerrold Tiers

    Jerrold Tiers

    Nov 14, 2003
    St Louis
    Check the other thread...... It is "domestic US" DESTINATION, i.e. 120V.
     

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