Can anyone identify this 5e3 amp?

Kriso77

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This was offered to me in a trade, but the guy has no idea what he has here. Can anyone identify who made it? Based on the circuit and parts, it sounds appealing.





 
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big mike

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You need to host the pics somewhere can't just paste from mail
 

Figaro

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Wow, it looks trapeziod from the front and square from the back! Must be the pics.
 

rhinocaster

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Kendrick maybe?
My first thought. I haven't seen this exact amp but the shape totally looks like Kendrick and the chassis does too.

Kendrick has been doing amp building classes for a long time so this could be a student that wanted that Texas Crude look or it could be a Kendrick prototype. Or maybe something else all together.

Cool looking amp. :)
 

sbeau

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Looks like a Kendrick cabinet to me, that is the box that they used for a few amp models at one point that I have seen. Might have been an employee or parts amp via Kendrick. Never seen that housing anywhere else. I read Gerald Weber has done the "how to build a tube amp" classes on and off forever. What's actually inside is anyone's guess. Usually Kendrick amps from back in the day were all signed in one way or another inside the chassis, or outside by the transformers with a date. This should help. Some Kendricks are great amps, others I have played were not so impressive. Almost all are basic fender circuits. Good luck.
 

Kriso77

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This is helpful. Guy said there is an illegible signature on the inside, which now makes sense. We may never know what it really is, but all signs lead to a one off that is somehow associated with Kendrick.


Looks like a Kendrick cabinet to me, that is the box that they used for a few amp models at one point that I have seen. Might have been an employee or parts amp via Kendrick. Never seen that housing anywhere else. I read Gerald Weber has done the "how to build a tube amp" classes on and off forever. What's actually inside is anyone's guess. Usually Kendrick amps from back in the day were all signed in one way or another inside the chassis, or outside by the transformers with a date. This should help. Some Kendricks are great amps, others I have played were not so impressive. Almost all are basic fender circuits. Good luck.
 

SoulPower

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Thats a sexy looking thang.
5e3 circuit is my fav. Fender circuit.
Jensen speaker and mallory parts? I'm envious.
How much is he askin?
 

mikoo69

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was also offered this in a trade - i can confirm it's not a Kendrick cabinet/amp (just spoke to them and they denied it)
 




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