Late 70's 4 x 12??

Maybe someone can help you date your Orange Amplifier?

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Late 70's 4 x 12??

Post by Crispo » Sat May 08, 2010 3:17 pm

Hi all - my first post!!!

Have just unearthed my 4 x 12 cab after 10 years in hibernation, and have found your great site here whilst looking in to the dateing of it.

I bought it from a second hand music shop (long since gone!) in Coventry in '92 and was a little tatty but cleaned up pretty well, good and solid and just what was needed to compete with the drummer!

Label on rear says:-

Orange Music
3/4 New Compton St
London
W.C.2
SER.NO.L.S. 7582


It has G12H speakers with Rola Celestian etc etc printed on a gold label on the magnets.

The codes vary between AL30 and BL17 (with T1217 on all), which has lead me to think 1978 from your links to a list to check from - does this sound correct??

Have no intention of selling, particularly as having just acquired a new Gretsch archtop to play through it, but curious to the sort of value, if any, of this old faithful.

Cheers

Crispo

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Re: Late 70's 4 x 12??

Post by Crispo » Sat May 08, 2010 3:22 pm

OK - Apologies!!

Just chewing through other posts and have now read 'Buying/Selling/Talking prices on the forum info...'.

Suspect my 'value' question fall into this, so please ignore that part of post - ta.

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Re: Late 70's 4 x 12??

Post by bclaire » Sat May 08, 2010 5:27 pm

No, asking about the value of a vintage piece of gear is OK... it's mostly current gear prices that are verboten.

My advice is always to follow an ebay auction for the same thing- since value varies by location, demand, etc.

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Re: Late 70's 4 x 12??

Post by Crispo » Sun May 09, 2010 7:08 am

Thanks BClaire. Any thoughts on my dating attempt?

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Re: Late 70's 4 x 12??

Post by bclaire » Sun May 09, 2010 3:20 pm

Your dating attempt is probably right on the money. Going by the speaker date codes is usually the best way...

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Re: Late 70's 4 x 12??

Post by Crispo » Sun May 09, 2010 5:47 pm

Cheers Pal - enjoyed your Cult cover by the way

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