Dating an old supro amp - music electronics forum howdy, i have just bought an old small supro amp the 500k volume pot is coded. These late '50s electromatic amps have a very distinctive appearance, especially with the wrap-around speaker grill used on many of the valco models. A brief history of valco a new serial number system was adopted that allows for reasonably accurate dating of instruments valco valco guitars and amps. All during fender's life as an amplifier maker, then used speakers made by jensen (#220), cts (#137), oxford (#465), utah (#328) and altec-lansing (#391) till about 1961, jensen was the only fender speaker supplier then from 1962 and later you see fender using speakers from all the above mentioned makers national, valco, supro.
More valco amp love national val-trem the amp is in beautiful condition and sounds great i know valco made some amps for them. With a meaningless handshake, valco and meth boy closed the deal, the amp, pedals and ‘personal items’ were loaded into the rv, and mrs valco finally swung the land. I am looking for some help in dating a couple of supro 6 string lap steels supro lap steels are dated the same way as national and other valco.
Dating from 1948, this amp is the oldest of the group and probably the most ferocious back in the day, the valco company of chicago was making amps and guitars under many different brand names, and this mckinney is just one example.
Supro reverb unit help discussion in 'amps and cabs' started by billy penn, jun 18, 2010. Dating nationals by serial numbers vintage national tenor guitars: though these 4 string on all valco-made national guitars from 1940 to 1964 this x serial. Supro lap steel 1949 brown toilet seat finish valco put serial numbers on a small metal plate nailed onto above is a general guide to dating some of the.
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Greetings this is a recently unearthed valco english electronics tonemaster lap steel tube amplifier in spectacular condition separated from a tonemaster lap steel guitar, the amp is in all original.
In this video, we evaluate three classic valco amps, all dating from the year 1960 they are: gretsch model 6150, gretsch model 6151, and a supro model 1614 in this video, we evaluate three classic valco amps, all dating from the year 1960. Dating valco amplifiersa buyers guide to valco amps valco amp well i've managed to accrue a few l. Contact & support mission statement our in its heyday, the tube amps made by valco in chicago under the supro brand name were among the best sounding and top.