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Return to the Main Index. Sometimes there just isn’t enough information on electric instruments and amps to allow them to be properely dated. And many people ask me to try and determine the year of their old amplifier, or to help them with the year of their older off-brand electric guitar. Since I primarily collect amps by Fender, and guitars by Gibson, Fender, Martin, National, Epiphone, Gretsch and Rickenbacker, I really can’t help them with these other less popular brands. As you have probably noticed, there is plenty of information here to help date the brands that I am interested in. But where does that leave everyone else? Well I’m not one to leave you out in the informational cold, so here’s something that I use quite often in dating amplifiers and electric guitars. It’s called the “source-date code”, and it can help determine the approximate age of an electric instrument by the date its components were manufactured. Source-Date Codes On American made vintage gear, the pots and speakers provide an excellent opportunity to date a piece of equipment by referencing their “source-date code”.

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Notice the pot code which indicates that it was made by CTS in the 19th week of Just like the basses themselves, the potentiometers the volume and tone dials have certain codes stamped into them that can provide useful information. These are an invaluable tool for dating vintage Gibson Instruments. The Gibson serial number system can be very difficult to interpret to say the least – whilst the pot codes had a simple system in which the date of manufacture was encoded into the numbers stamped into the casing.

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Pottery in archaeology Introduction The following is a basic introduction to pottery in archaeology, focusing particularly on the ceramics of the medieval period. The bibliography at the end provides references to more detailed and comprehensive sources. The study of pottery is an important branch of archaeology. This is because pottery is: Occasionally whole vessels are found, particularly where they have been used as grave goods or cremation ‘urns’.

These are important in providing us with a type series of vessel forms, although broken vessels can be just as useful for this. Prehistoric and Roman pottery: Prehistoric pottery is handmade i. The clay from which it is made often contains pieces of burnt flint or other stone and the pottery appears very coarse. This crudeness is related to the function of the vessels, which had to withstand thermal shock when placed on a fire for cooking.

Fine vessels with incised and stamped decoration were also made.

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It is the season for it. Along with the Christmas glow comes the Christmas glowing nose the snuffles, the coughs, the aches and pains. When this happens many take out the pots and pans and.

Denmark AJ Love said: Is there any other way to accurately date a 70’s Gibson?. The serial number puts it in the range In both 70s and 80s Gibsons I’ve actually seen date and year rubber stamped in the control cavity sometimes barely seen below pots wiring harness – but I’m far from sure it’s all guitars as both the 70s and 80s were a bit lost in confusion with these things.

Pot codes may be usefull – but only within a year or two as the guitar factories often bought large quantities to cover a long period. Therefore you can find for instance pot codes saying ’74 in for instance a ’76 guitar. The early 70s is the years when Gibson duplicated the serial numbers from the 60s and 70s numbers cannot be properly crosschecked against Gibson’s records I guess you already know that The only thing to add to the serial number subject is that if it’s a guitar from before everything is disorder – as in Gibson modified the serialization system now to show year of manufacturing.

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Easter Island — was it really so isolated? The collapse of Easter Island Easter Island is less than 15 miles long and is sited in one of the most isolated parts of the Pacific, lying miles east of the nearest inhabited island, Pitcairn, and miles west of the coast of South America. Isolated from all other human life, it typifies what humans can do to destroy themselves when their resources are limited and over-exploited. We, like the Easter Islanders of prehistory, are bound for disaster unless we can only think ahead.

From the evidence that Diamond could gather he told the following story: Easter Island was first inhabited around AD or a little earlier.

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About the size of a Fender Twin, it has the classic tweed look of late s Gibson amplifiers. The only effect that the amp features is tremolo, but this is to be expected since the design predates the age of combo amps with on-board reverb The Gibson catalog claims true vibrato pitch modulation for this amp, but after listening to the true vibrato Magnatone amps, the Gibson sounds like it has tremolo volume modulation very similar to that used on brown Tolex Fenders i.

They play an important role in the unique sound of this amp which we’ll get to in a moment. First, let’s go over the tube compliment. Every true stereo amp has two separate power amps.

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Contributors Guitar Wiring The goal of this series of articles is to explain the guitar signal path and what components are optimal within that signal path. We’ll start with the input jack and follow that up to the pickups. This article will focus on the input jack and 3-way pickup selector switch.

Gibson bass guitar catalogue see also Gibson Ripper Fretless Gibson Ripper Gibson Ripper. The earlier, wider, slab-bodied version of the Gibson Ripper was produced from the model’s inception in , through Compare this body shape, particularly the bevelling around the horns, with a later Gibson Ripper – these later Rippers have a far more sculptured look about.

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The ash covered the trees many species of which are now extinct , and under ideal conditions the wood petrified. This is a process where, over millions of years, water moves through wood and the minerals in the water replace particles of wood on a microscopic level. Once the minerals replace all the wood the wood turns to stone. Nowhere in the world will you find more diverse colors or textures of petrified wood than in Indonesia.

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GAS Stereo-Vib (tweed): 2x18W 4×8″ and 1×12″ Guitar Combo with Stereo Vibrato Speakers: 4×8″ & 1×12″ (Jensens) Inputs: 2 stereo, 2 mono Channels: 2 Volume Controls: 2.

The initials of the potter who threw an original piece of pottery on the wheel. The initials of the person who adds or enhances detail on both cast pieces and pieces thrown on the wheel by others. The person who applies the glaze to the once-fired bisque pottery. To be fair, the artist who first created a design should be identified as the “artist” of a piece which subsequently gets cast thousands of times, and should have his initials incised on the bottom.

But such is not the case. Only on wheel-thrown original pieces is the actual artist identified, and only on those pieces is the mark called the “artist mark. This is done when the etcher refined a piece or added carved decoration to the thrower’s original. Without knowing whom is whom, it can get confusing. We hope these tables will help unravel the mystery.

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Lawndale CA Fender’s methods of using serial numbers on steel guitars varied constantly; there is no pattern and there have even been repeated numbers used. The model is a “Custom” – they were reportedly offered from , although the bulk of them were sold between , when the Stringmaster was introduced. Usually the best way to get a rough date on these is by the presence or lack thereof of plates or decals on the body.

As this is apparenly a refinish all bets are off. You can check for pot dates, but as Fender purchased huge orders of pots in the 50’s and 60’s it’s only a “as late as” date checker and only if it can be verified by someone who knows how to check for untouched solder joints i. Unfortunately Fender’s records of steel production, serial numbers, and most parts specs have been lost.

We’ve had searches done for dating info and parts specs for the cable-pull pedal steel line to no avail as well. As it’s a hacked triple neck it has zero collectable value anyway, so I’d suggest calling it an early 50’s and enjoying playing it!

Do It Yourself – Choosing The Right Pots And Knobs For Your Guitar (Courtesy of Stewmac)