Ampeg Amplifier Survey


Ampeg either did not keep serial number and production quantity records, or else these records were lost at some point during one of the company's several changes of ownership. In order to try to compile a database of quantities and dates of production of different models, we are turning to owners of Ampeg amplifiers to volunteer information about the amplifiers they own. In order to preserve your privacy, we are not asking for names, towns, or email addresses. This information is being used to further research for an Ampeg book project that is now underway, and should eventually provide the means to date Ampeg products by their serial numbers, which is not now possible. We appreciate your help.

We have provided space for information about four amplifiers. If you wish to submit information for more than four amps, just fill out four now, then go back to the main web page and "go around" again.

We have provided some standardized descriptions of some of the amp's cosmetics in the form for amplifier number 1. To reduce clutter, this information is not repeated for the other amps, but please continue to use it as a guide for describing your amp.

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Amplifier 1

Please give the model of this amplifier (please be as specific as possible, e.g. B-15N, B-15S, B-15X rather than just B-15; J-12R Jet rather than just Jet, etc.):

Please give the chassis serial number of this amplifier (often found on either the control panel or the back chassis panel):

Please list the latest manufacturer's date code of an original component you find, and tell whether it is from a speaker, transformer, capacitor, potentiometer, or other:

Please tell what kind of speakers are installed in this amp, and if you believe they are original:

Please briefly describe the cosmetics of the amp, i.e. the color of the covering material, the color and/or pattern of the grille cloth, etc.

[Some standard descriptions might include

Grills: flocked screened, red w/swirl, black w/swirl, gray w/swirl, gray, tan w/diamond pattern, 60s tan and black w/horizontal silver, beige w/copper, brown w/copper, tight blue/silver weave, black loose weave, other

Covering: chocolate brown, smooth light tan w/treebark pattern, smooth gray w/treebark pattern, navy random w/glitter, blue check, smooth black vinyl, rough dull black vinyl (early SS), black burlap pattern (early 80s), other

Logos: flocked on screen wire grill, stenciled on grill (or cabinet of JS-35), embossed tin logo, diecast metal script (nickel), diecast metal script (chrome), diecast metal script (copper), square "a" badge (metal), square "a" badge (plastic), horizontal "ampeg" badge, other]:


Amplifier 2

Please give the model of this amplifier:

Please give the chassis serial number of this amplifier:

Please list the latest manufacturer's date code of an original part you find, and tell whether it is from a speaker, transformer, capacitor, potentiometer, or other:

Please tell what kind of speakers are installed in this amp, and if you believe they are original:

Please briefly describe the cosmetics of the amp, i.e. the color of the covering material, the color and/or pattern of the grille cloth, etc.:


Amplifier 3

Please give the model of this amplifier:

Please give the chassis serial number of this amplifier:

Please list the latest manufacturer's date code of an original part you find, and tell whether it is from a speaker, transformer, capacitor, potentiometer, or other:

Please tell what kind of speakers are installed in this amp, and if you believe they are original:

Please briefly describe the cosmetics of the amp, i.e. the color of the covering material, the color and/or pattern of the grille cloth, etc.:


Amplifier 4

Please give the model of this amplifier:

Please give the chassis serial number of this amplifier:

Please list the latest manufacturer's date code of an original part you find, and tell whether it is from a speaker, transformer, capacitor, potentiometer, or other:

Please tell what kind of speakers are installed in this amp, and if you believe they are original:

Please briefly describe the cosmetics of the amp, i.e. the color of the covering material, the color and/or pattern of the grille cloth, etc.: