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Discussion in 'Glowing Bottle Tube Amp Forum' started by Mudman32, Oct 13, 2019.
I see the L.C. For March 1962, but what is the handwritten A for, and the production 7?
The "A" I think identifies the person who wired it up . There may also be a small piece of yellow masking tape inside the chassis with someones first name written on it in pencil. I've seen "Lupe", "Billie" and "Lily" in some early Fenders.
Great amp . congrats
Stapleton model may have sounded dark due to whatever speaker they put into it.
Nice score! Have fun with it.
The "A" is a revision, or update, of the 6G2 circuit. The "7" is the seventh production run of this model.
Some people say that the A is for Alinco speaker some have Oxford JB 14 alincos what speaker did it come with?
Unfortunately the original speaker was long gone. I got it with a celestion gold 10.
Same with mine , I also have the A
My friend thinks this may be his old 6G2 that he originally sold a few years ago. If that’s true then it came with a gold oxford ceramic speaker
Very nice! Congrats!
Switched out the preamp tubes - vintage mullard in v1, rca in v2. Breaks up at 6.5 now with my strats. It had been a bit splatty with singlecoils, that’s gone now.
I will probably put the anos tung sol 6v6s in eventually as well, but it’s a 2 plus hr round trip to the tech for biasing. It can wait. The smoked glass sovteks sound good. I had them in a ‘73 Princeton Reverb as well, and they worked decently there too. I have a sylvania 5y3 for the rectifier- I’ve found they and other vintage 5y3 tubes bring plate voltages down to a safer number compared to the Russian equivalents today.
I also replaced the stock speaker wire for now just to be on the safe side - I do use it with an attenuator when my wife is home, and I don’t really trust moving that old wire back and forth all the time.
Org. Slyvanias and nos rcas 7025 and 12ax7a
I have a set of sylvanias lying around, maybe I’ll use those instead of the tung sols.
Cool 6G2! And great playing. I’m gonna dissect that later on. I’ve got a ‘64 tuxedo ‘6G2 that I’ve had for about 10 years. She’s a keeper! Enjoy!
Wonderful catch! I want to hear a demo....
I’ll do one with the tele soon. Posted this earlier.
That's a keeper.
Hard to imagine a ‘62 in better shape. Looks almost new, but sooooo much more cred than any reissue.
If your kitchen studio is to be trusted, [emoji846] that speaker sounds awesome. After trying several times to recreate what might be ceramic Oxford tone, I ended up loving alnico in mine.
I wonder if it's like these? I have two.
Certainly look like old oxfords! I bet they’d be similar at least. If you ever want to part with one lmk.