Three from 1965

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  1. neikeel

    neikeel Well-Known Member

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    Yes 1M Pihers on all 4 hi inputs
    I fancied a change on the mixer and went for a Laney SG value (confess did not do calculations). Works pretty well. I have a few of those micas in ‘nearly’ Marshall values and the correct ones I have saved for restos. I was a bit extravagant with the 560 on the lead channel of 3&4 inputs (leads left long so I can reuse. I would return it to stock values (or at least offer if/when I sell it.
     
  2. BygoneTones

    BygoneTones Well-Known Member

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    Love those block logo heads from mid 65. Best looking heads they made in my opinion.
     
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  3. TAZIN

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    Did ya get a chance to check the tag sheet and see who was responsible? Was it:
    EB
    Joan
    B.K.
    C.K.
    Rene C
    Ruth
    Joyce H
    Eileen
    S.T.
    I.S.
    Mary
    JC
    Doll P.
    Doreen B.
    Trish
    Daisy
    G.P.
    Pam
    Yuonne
    Jean
     
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  4. Ned B

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    I'll pull it out Saturday and upload some photos.
     
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  5. Ned B

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    Well I finally got it opened up. This looks to be early '69. Early sighting of Rosemary on A.C. Actually was missing 2 500pf caps, treble and across the 470K. On tag board we have Eileen T and Pewe B (maybe a new one for Tazin's list).
     

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  6. StuC

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    T and B are Top and Bottom, not the assembler's initials. ;) My 50W tag says "Eileen B" and "Rosemary TOP". You sometimes see "Eileen FIN" on the back panel sign-off.

    Pewe looks like Rene to me?
     
  7. Ned B

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    Rene looks to be the one and she's on the list.
     
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  8. TAZIN

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    Kinda surprised that Rene blundered...She was a seasoned worker by early 1969.
     
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  9. Amadeus91

    Amadeus91 Well-Known Member

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    From my '68 50W
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  10. neikeel

    neikeel Well-Known Member

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    Some familiar initials there:
    EB
    Joyce
    They signed a lot of late 60s amps.
     
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    1083 w cab 1 ok.JPG

    This label here from the head pictured above has some red ink Betty (hard to see) and some other initials unnamed (2).jpg

    Wouldn't it be great to hear some of these ladies stories ? :)
     
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    StingRay85 Well-Known Member

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    They were probably just working for a small pay check
     
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    soundboy57 Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful amps and excellent work, Neikeel. Wow.
     
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    I also want to show a cool sticker! :) 51791344_1144765745702037_6956632230969999360_n.jpg
     
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  15. stickyfinger

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    Is the Clapton Bock logo amp on top all original to the chassis? The head cab looks off to me. Don't normally see Levant tolex with the wider/latter style round over radius on the control panel cut out with Clapton knobs.. In fact I've never seen it. Maybe the knobs are not original to the amp and were originally gold??

    Another oddity is the T strip on amps top and middle. These have been replaced? I've only ever seen them cut them short with a small gap on one end.
     
  16. neikeel

    neikeel Well-Known Member

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    Top amp has replacement knobs - used the originals on the bottom two. The T strips are replaced on the top two (one was broken the other missing - both correct cabs for this strip ie not string). Block logo on top one is a repro that is stuck to pegs, ie no holes drilled. It’s a keeper as it’s the best sounding JTM45 I’ve ever had so it’s for me, no one else! Handle of middle one has a missing end cap.
    Bottom one has two new Vox vents (unusual as it has three slots and one has the original vent). Feet replaced on two of them. How far do I go bearing in mind this is not an Ebay or Reverb advert - most of those seem to gloss over such things!
    The top one and bottom are not for sale for any price (the middle one could be, but I’m enjoying playing it at the moment. It will only ever be players grade pricing given the restoration any way.
     
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    Ok this makes sense! The top block logo 45 amp is one I am just about done colleting parts for. Mostly custom and NOS. Yours looks stunning.

    I just need to figure out the correct head cab. I think I've only seen one with levant tolex, Gold Block logo/ faceplate with Clapton knobs, selectors on output/power transformer. The one and only one like this (I think) I've seen has smaller radius roundovers and the gold string is closer to the edge.

    When you get some free time will you post some gut shots!?!
     
  18. trax1139

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    All you scientists and your microfarads and slope resistors are killin me! Lol...
    All I see are three killer amps I’m envious of, and would love to plug into myself.
     
  19. neikeel

    neikeel Well-Known Member

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  20. william vogel

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    I’m building a JMP 1986 now that should be really close to an early 1968. I’m going to compare it to my JTM50. Should be interesting.
     

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