Tags: ampeg dating serial. May 21, 1. May 21, I've seen the info for decoding the post serial numbers but it doesn't seem to apply to the serial number on the used BA I recently purchased or I'm just not following it. I was hoping someone on here would be able to help me date this thing.
Ampeg Serial Number Date Code
Ampeg SVTHE 4x10 / 1x15" Bass Speaker Cabinet | Reverb
I pulled this information from Google's cache of the site. If anyone feels this page should be taken down, please feel free to contact me. Ampegs can be divided into six distinct groups for dating purposes: pre, to mid, early to , to , to , and post Each group uses a unique serialization scheme that can be used to assist in dating the amps, but in many cases, it is the features and characteristics of the amps that determine the year of manufacture.
Ampeg SVT-4 Pro 1200W Bass Head w/ Ampeg 810 Classic Series Cab + FREE Kent cabinet road case
Ampeg is a manufacturer best known for its bass amplifiers. Although specializing in the production of bass amplifiers , Ampeg has previously manufactured guitar amplifiers and pickups and instruments including double basses , bass guitars , and electric guitars. Everett Hull born Charles Everitt Hull , a pianist and bassist working with bandleader Lawrence Welk in Chicago, had invented a pickup for upright bass in an effort to amplify his instrument with more clarity. Hull's design placed a transducer atop a support peg inside the body of his instrument, inspiring his wife Gertrude to name the invention the "Ampeg," an abbreviated version of "amplified peg. Patent 2,, was awarded the following year.
The Ampeg brand needs no introduction, and stands as the most recognizable — and probably most referenced —bass amp brand on the planet. In fact, the venerable SVT may be the most commonly cited reference rig mentioned in our very own pages. While history has shown that players still seem to find some magic in the older tube head designs, history has also witnessed significant progress in regards to the frequency range, efficiency, and power handling of loudspeakers. Whereas the SVT was designed from the ground up as a bass head, the V-4B was born in as a result of the number of bass players who were using the V-4 tube guitar head introduced in