How old is my amp?

Maybe someone can help you date your Orange Amplifier?

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Post by spoozle » Fri Jun 13, 2003 10:12 pm

Hi I have an Orange OR80 that I purchased [used] over 8 years ago.
It looks a bit different that MOST of the ones I see, in that the orange paint stencil covers the control knobs in 2 large rectangular blocks.
I've only see one or two others that look this way.
Is there a way to establish the age?
Serial# 80162

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Post by ecto coolest » Wed Jun 18, 2003 1:41 am

are the large rectangular blocks you are talking about like the ones present on this orange head?

are the pictures above the knobs on yours the same size as in the ones in the picture above, or are they smaller?

my guess is that its anywhere from a '71 - '73. i believe the one in the above picture to be from 1971, due to its plexi panel, "orange/matamp knobs", bolt pattern, etc.

hope this helps.

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2002 PPC412 (British V30s)

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Post by spoozle » Wed Jun 18, 2003 7:17 am

Hi Eric,
Thanks for the reply (Nice photo's too)!
The paint work and knobs on mine look very much like that, except ...
No words "in" "out" near the echo send/return jacks.
The Orange "Coat of Arms" in the top right has only a black outline, rather than being filled in.
Chassis front is metal with that baked on enamel paint finish, not plexi.
No mounting bolts on the front panel.
I'm thinking that the serial # includes the model: so 80172 is OR80 number 172. (they almost certainly didn't make 80,000 of these creatures!)
Just a guess.
Cool amps nonetheless!

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