Plexi OR120

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evergud
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Post by evergud » 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:
<ul>
<li>Plexi front w/black background for the crest</li>
<li>Serial 0039</li>
<li>Model number OR120</li>
<li>Preamp tubes on PCB</li>
<li>been painted black, but I'm patiently removing it now :-)</li>
</ul>

Some pics:

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Post by Orphin » 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?
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evergud
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Post by evergud » 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.

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Post by Orphin » Wed May 21, 2008 4:06 pm

Yeah, you are probably right, I just didn't know about it.
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Post by PopnFresh » Wed May 21, 2008 4:15 pm

Was that the one that was on ebay for ages?
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Post by evergud » 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.

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Post by evergud » 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:

<ul>
<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>
</ul>

My info sources are:

http://www.geocities.com/diytech_ct//timeline.html
and
http://www.orangefg.com/

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Post by bclaire » Wed May 21, 2008 10:52 pm

That's definitely correct-

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Go to:

http://www.orange-gallery.de.vu

and click on Tops. Then pick pix only

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Post by evergud » 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.

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