Help me ID this amp I have?

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Help me ID this amp I have?

Postby WallaceRog on Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:49 am

So... I have this amp and no idea what brand/model it is.

No names or labels anywhere. There was a badge on the front at one time, but it was missing when I got it.

It is pretty old, as the electronics are a lot of old paper capacitors. It has two speakers, and the grille fabric was almost certainly replaced at some point.

The tube lineup is a pair of 6BM8s and one 12AX7. The amp is vaguely reminiscent of a Silvertone, but I can't find pics of a Silvertone that match it, and Sears used to put their name all over everything.

Photos linked below. Any thoughts?

http://imgur.com/a/duyxf
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Re: Help me ID this amp I have?

Postby slider313 on Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:52 pm

Slide out the chassis and take a few photos. It looks like a mid 60's Japanese build to me.
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Re: Help me ID this amp I have?

Postby WallaceRog on Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:46 pm

Ok, here are some more photos of the electronics.

http://imgur.com/a/FWOdS
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Re: Help me ID this amp I have?

Postby slider313 on Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:28 pm

I take that back; it looks like all USA parts inside the chassis. The output transformer shows 450-6204 which would be CP Electronics Inc. Columbus, Ind. made the 4th week of 1962. The tube sockets are the type used in mid to late 60's Gibson amps. The amp may have been a small run built for a music store or electronics chain; like Lafayette Electronics. Real hard to say. Here's a couple of pics of a Lafayette amp.

https://dustyoldamp.files.wordpress.com ... 1-018a.jpg

https://dustyoldamp.files.wordpress.com ... -067a1.jpg
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