What did I buy? Ampeg mystery amp quiz.

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  1. doc

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    Aw cmon now - surely somebody has that Ampeg book and can just look it up for me!
     
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    It's hard to say....::


    I'm pretty sure it will sound great.
     
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    I had that in my watch list,

    BTW, there is at least 1 gassed tube in that baby, Give it a complete checkup PRIOR to power up. Check ALL the tubes carefully, IMO, it will need caps also.

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    Thanks for the replies and advice. After looking through the schematics in Aspen Pittmans book the M12 seemed to be the best fit.
     
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    Looks like an M-12. They can be hot, thick sounding little amps. More exciting than the M-15's, IMO.
     
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    I was watching that little amp for a while, too. It looks like it would be a sweet little thing :D

    Congrats!
     
  8. slider313

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    Yep. M-12 Mercury. I would put the original speaker in a box and use something a little bigger. I believe they came with a P12S or P12R. In any case a Weber Blue Dog or Celestion Blue will sound killer in that amp.
     
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    AmpeQs are extremely rare. In fact, I think that's the only one I've ever seen.
     
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    Not rare in the east.
     
  11. doc

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    Actually it could be one of the fabled uber-rare Ampeq "tailpipe" models.:)
     
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    Yeah, what the hell is that pipe thing screwed on the back?
     
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    Ampeg was one of the first companys to take emissions seriously. That pipe is a tube heat converter, making sure any fumes from the hot tubes dissapates correctly.:eek:
     
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    They of course copied that feature from the "Ampeq" company. Seriously, maybe it was part of a permanent "house band" setup and the owner wanted to discourage casual theft so they attached it to a pipe connected to the building? Thats the only thing that seems to make sense to me.
    As far as previous suggestions go, I guess the speaker suggestion is because of the age of this speaker and the likelihood of blowing it? Also, would you feel comfortable just looking it over and testing the tubes before turning it on or would you insist on recapping before even trying it out?
     
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    I'd say it's an M12 too. I'd buy it for that money! It does look like a P12S which is a very low power speaker. Don't crank the amp and rock out much or she'll blow!
     

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