Like all U.S.A. made amps, the speakers, transformers, and potentiometers have date codes on them. This along with the serial number on the amp can help narrow down the year of manufacture. There are six distinctive periods in the Ampeg line. Each period has a different way of identifying the year made.
How do you date a Music Man amp?
The only way to date a Music Man amp is to remove the chassis from the cabinet and look for date codes on the chassis or on labels either inside or outside.
What does ampeg stand for?
Super Valve Technology SVT originally stood for Super Vacuum Tube, but Ampeg has since revised the meaning of the acronym to Super Valve Technology, with the word valve referring to the vacuum tubes (called valves in Britain and some other regions) used in the amp.
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Who used Music Man amps?
This 2x12 combo amp from Music Man was manufactured from 1974 to 1979. Around the same era they were used heavily by such guitar greats as Eric Clapton and Mark Knopfler. There is good reason for this; they sound excellent.