Gibson amplifiers have become known amongst guitarists for their warm, consistent sound and reliability. While you may be willing to pay a high price for a vintage Gibson amp, you should always verify the date of the amp to avoid being ripped off. By verifying the date of manufacture of the Gibson amp you want to buy, you will be able to breath easy that you are getting an authentic amp for the right price. Find the source code stamp, which is a series of six or seven numbers, that will be stamped on the speaker. The stamp can be found on any part of the speaker, but it will be readily visible no matter the location.
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Guitar Identification Guide. Bass Identification Guide. Properly identifying Carvin guitar amplifiers can be much trickier than identifying Carvin guitars and basses. For starters, there is no serial number information currently available, from this site, or from Carvin directly. So, unfortunately, having a serial number is of no benefit in identifying the year of a particular amp. The best one can hope for is to narrow down a particular model to a range of years - but finding a specific year of a particular amp is just about impossible to do. However, there are quite a few features that at least make it easy to narrow down an amplifier to a range of years.
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CTS Speakers? When I play through my amp and cabinet, I hear a "ringing" sound coming from amp head and the speakers; what is this? This might be caused by a microphonic tube. As tubes age, their internal components loosen a bit and can rattle.
So a pot stamped is a CTS pot made in the 33rd week of Note that this does not mean a Muff with a pot was actually made in , it just means it was not made much earlier than The Muff could have been made months or even years after the pots were purchased as it is known that Electro-Harmonix bought the pots in bulk, as did Fender, and other companies at the time. Stackpole and CTS made the pots in large runs also, so they may have shipped pots dated earlier than the year Electro-Harmonix ordered them. This just gives you a ball-park age for the Muff. Some Triangle Muff pot codes are dated , two years earlier than the founding of Electro-Harmonix!