Dating a vox amp
We have always considered the AC30 to be a great amp, if not the most versatile when compared to some other well-known names built during the '60s... Suddenly, James' tone seemed to become his own, whether he was playing through his vintage Gretsch Country Gentleman, Cunetto-era Relic Tele or Strat, or Custom Shop Gibson ES295.
The Tone Quest Report advisory board member and super player, James Pennebaker, first alerted us to the full potential of the AC30 when, after two decades of loyally playing vintage Fender amps, he switched to the reissue AC30 TBX as his main stage rig.
Ibanez took a renowned body shape and made it into the icon of heavy music styles.
Built with metal in mind, yet versatile and great for any style, the RG has found itself in the arms of artists such as Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit), John Frustciante (Red Hot Chilli Peppers) and Grammy Award winning guitarist Steve Vai.
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Japanese-built Takamine Pro Series guitars can be reliably dated from the eight-digit serial numbers typically found at the neck block inside the instruments.
For example, serial number 07100091 indicates a guitar built in 2007 (07), in October of that year (10), and that it was the 91st guitar made that month (0091).
Similarly, serial number 09050112 indicates the 112th guitar made during May 2009.
Amp just thoroughly serviced, grounded cord added.... A rare find as these higher watt 50's Fenders were expensive in the day.With bottom-end headroom characteristic of 6L6 tubes and a versatile all-12AX7 tube preamp, the Hot Rod Deluxe III amp offers luscious Fender spring reverb, an effects loop and more.If you want to add a little output, fullness, and stage coverage, you can even add a matching 1x12 extension enclosure to your Hot Rod Deluxe III.Ibanez RG Series Electric Guitars are the best-selling Ibanez guitars.The first RG released was the RG550 in 1987 as part of the Roadstar series, and has since become their most distinctive line.
In mid/late 2012, US distributed Japanese-built guitars switched to the year designation that guitars distributed in Japan use.