Your Vintage Orange Amplifier

Maybe someone can help you date your Orange Amplifier?

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Post by Tibor » Thu Jan 24, 2008 2:55 pm

Image i know its a bad pic but i shot it the day i bought the amp...brand new

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Post by Damn-Deal-Done » Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:36 pm

a little late I think

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Post by Shoegazers Anonymous » Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:06 am

push pull wrote:I could use some help dating this one. I have seen a picture of what I thought was the same one, but it didn't have the four screws on the front plate. Thanks for any help. Let me know what other pictures you might need and I will get them for you.

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This one looks just like mine OR80 at front. I doesnt have any text, only symbols for the inputs, gain etc. Is mine from the same era then? About 71?
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Serial number 027 Orange Head Graphics only plexi

Post by mrbilly » Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:22 pm

Anyone have any info on what year this might have been made?

It's my Orange PA120 with the serial number 027. Unfortunatley at first glance the serial number seems to have disappeared but when you look closely you can make out an imprint of the number 027. In fact if you zoom in on the photo of the rear you can actually make it out. It has the Plexi front panel with the Graphics only control symbols and also still has its original Mullards.

It was serviced about 6 months ago by John Chambers and it is now on his website at: http://www.chambonino.com/work/orange/orange3.html



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Re: Serial number 027 Orange Head Graphics only plexi

Post by Andy H. » Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:37 am

mrbilly wrote:Anyone have any info on what year this might have been made?

It's my Orange PA120 with the serial number 027. Unfortunatley at first glance the serial number seems to have disappeared but when you look closely you can make out an imprint of the number 027. In fact if you zoom in on the photo of the rear you can actually make it out. It has the Plexi front panel with the Graphics only control symbols and also still has its original Mullards.
Hi mrbilly. Nice amp!!! 8)

Early '70s, almost certainly '70 - '72. I'd suspect probably more likely to be towards the end of that period but sorry, can't be more precise than that. Couple of links for you though:

Orange Amps Timeline:
http://www.geocities.com/diytech_ct//timeline.html

Orange Amps Field Guide:
http://users.telenet.be/orangefg/


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Post by mrbilly » Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:20 pm

Thanks Andy. :)

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