Two Rock E.Pro... #8? What does it mean?

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  1. JubileeMan 2555

    JubileeMan 2555 Member

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    My exploration of my "new" two-rock continues... (btw, I'm starting to learn that micro-incriments on the tone dials really do change the sound...I'm used to roughly yanking them around to get the sound. Now that I know you have to just nudge them into position, i'm starting to get some amazing sounds..hmm, setting at a gig may be tough)

    does anyone know what the hand written #8 means next to the 10/18/00 date inside the chassis? That can't be the serial number... was it the 8th made that month? or what? Just curious if any of you gear heads may know.

    Thanks...
     
  2. Distortion

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    I believe it means this amp is the 8th Emerald Pro built..
     
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    JubileeMan 2555 Member

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    ...not all together. That can't be right. They make like 300 amps a year. ANd this one was made in october. So you think its the 8th that month?
     
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    No, I think it was the 8th Emerald Pro produced and it was built on 10/18/2000.
    I have owned many Two Rock amps and they are all labeled that way.
    I owned Opal #8 and also #19. Number 8 was the 8th Opal built and #19 was the 19th built.
    The fact they builds 300 amps a year doesn't have anything to do with the serial numbers.
     
  5. Randy

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    What makes you think they made 300 Em-Pro's a year? I think the E-Pro's serial number range ended at right around 300 (when it became the Topaz) and they made them for several years I believe. I'd say you do have the 8th one made there.
     
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    JubileeMan 2555 Member

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    hmm..interesting. Alright. good to know.

    If they really only made like 300 emerald pros, then they could really be considered rather rare.

    Thanks for all your info!
     
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    Tyler , ALL OF THEIR amps are rather rare..

    ERIC
     
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    Larry,
    Do you still own # 019 or did you move it on? Just wondering where it went. That is the best Opal ever made IMO.

    Chuck
     
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    JubileeMan 2555 Member

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    well..I suppose:) But 300 total is probably far lower a number than say the custom reverbs...which must be in the 1000s by now...

    (BTW, I actualy dont care that its rare or anything. Its just an interesting tid-bit of info)
     
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    Hey Chuck,
    Still have it.. I have to agree it is a great amp.
    Considerably better sounding than my first one which was #8.
    Now I am not saying there was anything wrong with #8, but 19 really
    does have a few extra silver bullets in it..
     
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    do you think that #19 has gotten a lot more playing time in it than # 8? We've heard this about Komet and Alessandros too. I don't believe that there is that much of a variance between each amp with these guys. Could there be or is it that all the parts are settling from use?
     
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    It's just because Opal #19 has been owned by some really cool guys!;)

    It's my turn again next.
     
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    You just might be right.. :D

    I also think that occasionally guitars and amps are built where the end product is much more than the sum of its parts.
    Up until Two Rock started building the Signature series there was not as much attention to matching components.
    All their amps sounded good, but occasionally one came out that sounded amazing.
    I believe the purpose of the Signature series is to build amazing amps each and every time.
    You might call Opal #19 a Signature amp without the Signature.. :)
     
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    Steve, can I get on the list after you? :)
     
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    Randy, Maybe you and Larry and I can do that 3 way temporary trade tour we talked about once. Save us all some money and we'll get are own back eventually. I got a VOS to enter into the tour. I plan on keeping it a long time but wouldn't mind sharing it for while. Happy Holidays to you all!
     
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    Wow, Two-Rock-a-Trois!

    Mike
     
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    Numero quatre ici!!!!

    :D

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    Custom #44 owner here.
     
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    I think Opal #30 is special. I'm diggin' it, anyway.
     
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    you know guys, ever thought that maybe the amps are exactly the same, but the internal trim pots are adjusted just a bit differently... I mean, those internal pots make a HUGE difference on how the amp reacts. ANd it makes more sense to me that #8 might not adjusted internaly as #19 or something.

    Just a thought.
     
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    There were only around 70 emerald pros ever built. The #8 inside the chassis does infact mean it was the 8th one ever built and being that it was the 8th one was a low gain version. I have #13.

    Clunk
     

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