can anyone help me date these

Maybe someone can help you date your Orange Amplifier?

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richiesticks
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Post by richiesticks » Mon Dec 03, 2007 1:14 pm


Andy H.
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Post by Andy H. » Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:06 pm

Hi richiesticks, and welcome here!

Putting the images up is easy - when posting simply use the 'insert image' tab above (4th from the right), and paste a picture link in the middle of what pops up:
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But please don't!!! Those images have needlessly huge file sizes. If you can compress the jgp's down to maybe under or around 100KB (rather than >1MB) then it'd let people with a slower internet connection open the page in less than an short tea break, and would still look pretty much exactly the the same on screen... [:p]

Very cool pair of cabs, with (looks like) very nice old 30w Celestion G12H 'Blackbacks. If original you can date the speakers by the code stamps on the cones themselves See here:
http://www.abrownsoun.com/datecode.htm

That could give a useful clue to the cab age, but otherwise it might be tricky to put an exact year on them. (You have checked the stickies for the serial numbers section, yes? Have a look through the catalogue scans there too.)

Bet those cabs sound great! 8)


Andy.
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Post by Rally Car » Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:15 pm

You can get an exact date from the speaker codes.... But my guess would be 1976-1977..... The handles on the cabs are plastic.... Orange switched to plastic handles in 1976.... And those blackback Celestion G12H-30's would be consistent with those dates. Let us know what you find out from the speaker codes.

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