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The source-date code on a pot is a 6 or 7 digit code impressed into the casing of the potentiometer. For speakers this code can be 5, 6, 7 or 8 digits long, and it"s ink-stamped or paint-stamped on the"bell housing" of the speaker. In either case, the code works the same. The first 3 digits on a pot, or the first 2, 3 or 4 digits on a speaker are the source or manufacturer code.

The remaining 3 or 4 digits are the date code. In 3 digit dates code, the 1st digit is the last digit of the year.

Find great deals on eBay for Vintage Marshall Amplifier in Electric Guitar Amplifiers. Shop with confidence. Find great deals on eBay for Vintage Marshall Amplifier in Electric Guitar Amplifiers. This particular version, dating to 3rd April , is the rarer 4x10 version, with the brown tolex. These were Vintage Marshall.

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The amplifier is rated to deliver 5 watts into an 8-ohm load. Amplified Parts is a relatively new entity that is part of Antique Electronic Supply, which has been operating for more than 25 years. The focus of Amplified Parts is on the musician who is not an electronic technician and who […] Continue Reading Basic Turret Board Construction This tutorial will show you how to create your own turret board, to be used in building a guitar amplifier.

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Last updated December 14, Note: The numbers below are for Hylight and Biacrown Hiwatt amplifiers only! Any serial number that begins with one or more letters was made in the 90s or later, and is not included in this list. Please note also that the speaker cabinet serial numbers used a different progression. Please browse the Registry page for more specific data relating serial numbers to dates.

Sep 30,  · Dating Marshall amps by serial number? I just scored a which is a JCM two channel 50 watter with"verb. I was about to buy a JCM DSL 50 watter but I decided to have lunch first so I went to Wendys.

Teaming the pre-CBS Fender Stratocaster and the late s tweed Fender Bassman amplifier has been a dream for most every guitarist at least once in their playing career, and more stars have used this combination of gear - or something extremely similar - to make memorable music than perhaps any other coupling of guitar and amp. From right to left, they implement a first-stage preamp, a second-stage voltage amplifier and DC-coupled cathode follower, a long-tailed-pair phase inverter, a fixed-bias push-pull power amp, and a high-voltage DC power supply.

Only the bright channel is shown here. The normal channel lacks the pF bright bypass capacitor. Across the network there is unity 0dB midrange gain and very little treble attenuation due to Miller capacitance. According to Ohm"s Law, the resistance needed to create the same cathode voltage doubles when only one tube is used, so the equivalent resistance for one triode is 1. Only half the capacitor value is needed for the same bypass performance: Fender"s measured value is close:

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Dating to around , it"s from a classic era for Fender tube amps. The aluminum drip-edge front panel was only offered for a short time on several Fender amp models making these a bit more prized. Just serviced by our tube amp technician, it"s ready to rock. The two original Oxford"Fender Special Design" 10 inch speakers sound fantastic and can handle pedals easily.

Model: Serial no. Year: Color: Handles: Castor cups: Backpanel: Grillcloth: Corner logo: Marshall logo: baffle cleat: baffle triangle: rubber: Speaker: Model no.

Still, the song that brings out the enthusiastic grin on most of us is of course Dogs. For me it was what got me into this crazy hobby — trying to figure out how the hell David got his magical tone. Dogs dates back to the middle of the Dark Side of the Moon tour. Pink Floyd had been performing Dark Side in its entirety since early — a whole year before the album was released and as they kept on adding new dates to the tour they badly needed new material.

David wrote most of the music later stated that he was particularly proud of the chord progression. The earliest version even had a long choir part in the middle section, similar to what David and Richard used to do on the 4-piece live version of Atom. Throughout the tour Roger would rewrite the lyrics several times as David found it too hard to sing — there were just too many words Musician, August Sheep and Dogs revealed a heavier side of Pink Floyd.

Although the band never fully entered the prog rock scene they used elements in their compositions blending it with their deep roots in blues and jazz. There are two tracks paned to each side. A Telecaster was used for all electrics — both rhythms and leads — fed into a split between a Hiwatt w head with a WEM speaker cab and a Yamaha rotating speaker cab.

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Fri, Dec 30, Mon, Jul 06, Good tubes but not as valuable as the Brown base. I would be putting these in my Cameron modded Marshall Aldrich. Any idea how they compare to SED winged C? For new production imo the Winged C"s are my overall favorite.

"How old is my Marshall?" is a common question asked by owners. While the age of an amp has no bearing on how good or bad it sounds, it can have an impact on .

The differences are quite significant. They give each of these amps a completely different sound, unique dynamics, and a separate place in history. Their commonalities with the 5F6-A, however, are also quite striking. Given a universe of possible modifications to these circuits, it is enlightening to know where Marshall chose to focus its innovation. The third edition also adds a chapter on the dynamics of the power amp when severely overdriven.

Intentionally overdriving a Class AB1 design was unthinkable in the age of Frederick Terman and the Radiotron Designer"s Handbook, so there hasn"t been a lot written on the subject. Guitar players are known for pushing their amps beyond their high-fidelity limits, however, so the effects are important. The treatment here isn"t as exhaustive as in Richard Kuehnel"s Power Amps book, but it is specific to the 5F6-A and its Marshall-inspired offspring.

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Of course, music has always been an international art form that connects people around the world. Avi Goldfinger, a guitarist and singer-songwriter, is the third partner. Conducting meticulous studies of heritage guitars dating back to the s through s, they are striving to gain insights into the formula that has established these instruments as timeless classics.

A History Of Marshall Amps: Part I. Published you can get a full breakdown of serial number dating and speaker codes for Marshall amps in our Marshall Dating Guide. The JTM - At the time, it was said that Marshall had created the"world"s first great bad amplifier." Unlike their contemporaries, Marshall amps had distortion.

Many of these brand names are but a faint memory today, while others have garnered attention bordering on hysteria, thanks to eBay. One of those names was Stark. What little I know personally about the company called Stark is as follows. Stark was an electronics manufacturer located in Ajax, Ontario during the golden days of radio. It appears that Stark actually manufactured their own test equipment, including the earliest tube testers.

The earliest Stark tube tester is probably the Model

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