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Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 1:38 pm
Hi all! new to this forum, and fairly new to Orange amps as well, although I've been curious for some time. Anyway, I recently bought this beauty: http://flickr.com/photos/22488102@N00/s ... 005879389/
However, the seller couldn't tell me the year it was built. I have looked around at orangefg and other places, but haven't found anything. Does anyone have an idea?
Info about the amp:
<li>Plexi front w/black background for the crest</li>
<li>Model number OR120</li>
<li>Preamp tubes on PCB</li>
<li>been painted black, but I'm patiently removing it now
Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 3:05 pm
Is it really plexi?
I didn't think Orange ever had made any plexi fronts??
Sure it's not trafolite?
Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 4:02 pm
Hmm, you made me think. I am at work now, but I can get some better pics when I get home. There is undoubtedly a layer of transparent plexi there, on top of the whatever it is that the graphic is on. You can even see the cracking on the top left.
Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 4:06 pm
Yeah, you are probably right, I just didn't know about it.
Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 4:15 pm
Was that the one that was on ebay for ages?
Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 4:19 pm
Don't know - I didn't get it from there. It has as far as I know never been sold on the bay, but it could have been listed, of course.
Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 9:00 pm
Hi again. It's definately a plexi - see the photos at the end of this post. What's puzzling me, is that I find some things atypical, and that they don't belong to the same time period, but that is relatively common, I have heard.
Anyway, what I find a bit strange is:
<li>Model number OR120 (72->), but still a plexi (->72)</li>
<li>PCB-mounted preamp tubes(suggest late 73->)</li>
<li>Atypical serial number - 4 digits. All sources mention 3 or 5 digits</li>
<li>Never before seen (by my eyes) black crest background</li>
My info sources are:
Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 10:52 pm
That's definitely correct-
and click on Tops. Then pick pix only
Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 11:12 pm
Thanks! There it is, before my eyes.
The only difference is that I don't have the four screws in the faceplate. That seems to be a heritage of the Matamp era. I would like to see the intestines of this amp, and compare with my amp.