Who's credited with making the first guitar pcb tube amplifier?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by stu2, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. stu2

    stu2 Member

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    Tread title says it all.
     
  2. J M Fahey

    J M Fahey Member

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    Probably an European factory (think Dynacord/Hagström/etc.) rather than Americans which were not much motivated since a Market Leader such as Fender carried on with eyeletted boards for soooooo long ... so if Leo didn't ...why would they?

    I think that even Marshall jumped fully on the PCB wagon before fender did.

    Of course, SS amps such as Kustom required PCBs, although I remember repairing long ago (don't ask) Shure PA amps and Carvin G & Bass stuff , SS, still built on >terminal strips< ugh !!!
    Standel also.
     
  3. zenas

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    Got three Ampegs here with PCB the oldest is a Rocket II GS-12 about 1965 or 66.
    Ampeg beat Marshall by a few years they started 73 or 74. My '74 1987 is a printed board.
     

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