Sound City 200

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Sound City 200

Postby twang on Wed Jun 27, 2001 7:48 pm

Anybody else got one of these? I've got one with Tungsol 6550s that sounds great. Not sure whether its L200 (Lead?) or B200 (Bass?). Just says Sound City 200 Mark 3 Custom Built on front. Four inputs two (Normal & Brilliant) channels with volume controls (no master volume), bass, mid, treble, presence tone controls. I'm guessing it's from the mid to late 60s. Massive Partridge transformers, very heavy. The guy I bought it from used to use it with four 4 x 12 cabs (it has four speaker outs), and said the sound was absolute killer. I've been using it with my Marshall 1960A with G12T-75s, and it drives those speakers really nice. In fact I don't think that cab has ever sounded as good with any of my other amps. Anybody have any info on when these amps were made or other details?
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Re: Sound City 200

Postby Painterman on Thu Jun 28, 2001 1:44 am

ooh! Nice!!!<P>How much did you get it for???<BR> :eek: :eek: :eek:
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Re: Sound City 200

Postby twang on Thu Jun 28, 2001 10:34 am

I got it on eBay for 300. I was the only bidder which surprised me. The amp box was damaged (box seams split on bottom) in transit (UPS again) but the actual amp itself was fine. I got 92 back after a long fight with UPS.
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Re: Sound City 200

Postby peter horvath on Thu Jun 28, 2001 11:39 am

i think mike or hiwatt mike or sound city mike(or whichever one he was)from the old board has a 200. is he out there??? from what i remember, it's louder than your average atomic bomb but can be used for good instead of evil... he uses it with 2 cabs so as not to blow up 1. excuse my forgetfulness w/ regards to which mike is which... :confused:
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Re: Sound City 200

Postby mike on Thu Jun 28, 2001 2:36 pm

I have a couple of these beasts and they are about as loud as an A-bomb! They also weigh a ton (60 lbs)! The two I have were made in 1975 with the small logo, black knobs and six inputs, they are even within 10 serial numbers apart. They are just listed on the back tag as being model 200. These were probably made for bass use but there are some insane guitar players out there (half the guys on this board) who wouldn't hesitate to use it for guitar. These amps along with the rest of the mark 4 series were introduced around 1969/1970 as best as I can tell. <P>Crank em if ya got em! :D :cool:
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Re: Sound City 200

Postby twang on Thu Jun 28, 2001 3:09 pm

Mine has the white chicken head knobs. Shipping weight was 75 lbs. Gets real loud, but in a real linear fashion compared to Marshalls.
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Re: Sound City 200

Postby twang on Sat Jul 07, 2001 7:38 pm

Looked again at the back of this amp, and discovered it's an L200.
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Re: Sound City 200

Postby Highwaystar on Sat Jul 07, 2001 11:01 pm

Twang,<BR> MK3's are from the late sixties.<BR>The back should have both selector switches that have a half moon dial on it.<BR>Does yours have the in and out for reverb?<BR>The chichen knobs aren't stock. It should have had colored knobs that don't use the set screw from the side.<BR>You need to post a picture of the front and back.
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Re: Sound City 200

Postby twang on Sun Jul 08, 2001 11:53 pm

Nate, yes it does have the in and out for reverb on the back. I'd love to post a picture of this (also some of my other amps), but I don't have a digital camera. So many things to buy, so little cash (sigh).
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