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Q & A / Re: changing face of a 200S
« Last post by RayK on November 21, 2021, 02:39:00 pm »
I'll look at them. Thank you. If anyone has a set of three handy, I'd be willing to purchase them.
I had not seen the Pullman tolex before. Quite nice! Perhaps someday I'll search for one.
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Q & A / Re: changing face of a 200S
« Last post by EdBass on November 21, 2021, 02:26:25 pm »
Yes, from what I can recall - my original, brand new 1968 200S had the same red letters and number. The boxed in logo and pointer knobs were earlier than '68. Then the black background logo must have come even later. Maybe in the '70s.

BTW: are the Rogan numbered knobs available anywhere?

I just noticed there are a ton of 0-10 Sunn repro knobs on Reverb, and a Sunn P.A. 6 manual.
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Q & A / Re: changing face of a 200S
« Last post by EdBass on November 21, 2021, 02:03:43 pm »
I've only got one top control Sunn, but it's the EL34 40 watt version. Pullman vinyl but the later, not "smiley face" logo plate, I think it was replaced at some point in it's life. 

It literally looks like a Dynakit Mk IV chassis in a Sunn box, which is what it likely is. I sent a pic of it to Mr. Sundholm when I got it, he said "That's an oldie, I built that at my house".
At some point I'll sell off my old Sunn gear, that one however is a keeper!  :wink:
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Q & A / Re: Sunn Solos Diode Identification
« Last post by loudthud on November 20, 2021, 06:52:37 pm »
Look very closely and see if the code looks like 4148, that would be yellow brown yellow gray. That would be 1N4148 very similar to the 1N914.
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Q & A / Re: changing face of a 200S
« Last post by RayK on November 20, 2021, 03:23:23 pm »
Thanks EdBass. I saw a top control Sunn for sale on Ebay.  A very nice, very expensive 1965 Sunn C-45 aka 200s amp matching 1x15 w/JBL-D140F. Pullman Tolex
Wow!
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Q & A / Re: changing face of a 200S
« Last post by EdBass on November 20, 2021, 12:07:02 pm »
Yeo, that's how I determined that '67 was the only "pointer knob" year. The '66 models were top control amps I believe, no smiley face logo but still top control, and my rel letter '68 is absolutely a '68.

I've got some repro Rogan knobs I bought from another forum member, might be a few of them still floating around.
I bailed on funding another round of those from Rogan, it would have been a grand or so to get them to run another batch, and I didn't feel there would be a strong enough market to keep me from ending up with a bunch of unsold knobs.
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Q & A / Sunn Solos Diode Identification
« Last post by Eric R on November 20, 2021, 11:14:02 am »
I'm working on a Sunn Solos and found some faulty diodes. There are no schematics available and I'm tying to identify them. I believe they are 1N914A diodes if I'm reading the color code correctly. Can anyone please confirm or correct me on this? I'm including pictures of the diodes & of the entire chassis so there is no confusion. Thank you!!!
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Q & A / Re: Info....
« Last post by RayK on November 20, 2021, 10:26:40 am »
Appreciate all the input! Thanks. I'll ask the owner if he can gleen more info from the cab. I think he wants to sell these both, so as much info that's available would be helpful. Not sure what the market for these items would be, as far as price.
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Q & A / Re: changing face of a 200S
« Last post by RayK on November 20, 2021, 10:17:11 am »
Yes, from what I can recall - my original, brand new 1968 200S had the same red letters and number. The boxed in logo and pointer knobs were earlier than '68. Then the black background logo must have come even later. Maybe in the '70s.

BTW: are the Rogan numbered knobs available anywhere?
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Q & A / Re: changing face of a 200S
« Last post by EdBass on November 20, 2021, 09:55:11 am »
I think the boxed logo and pointer knobs were only 1967. I've got a 100S with pointer knobs, but it's been forever since I've had the chassis out of that one and I don't remember for sure what the date was.

The 200S complete rig in any year is all the amp most players will ever need in this day and age, better for live gigs than the 2000S IMO. I love gigging a 2000S rig, and it's sound, power and presence is awe inspiring.
While winding out a two cab 2000S rig a couple decades ago at SIR Nashville, I had a well known bass player tell me that it sounded like the voice of God.

However, the older I get the more actually moving one gets to be like wrestling a bear.

In the 70's, the 2000S (or multiple 2000S's) was needed to keep up increasing venue sizes and the related db required. With the advent of portable sound reinforcement getting dramatically more efficient and more compact/lighter every year, IMO the 200S takes on new relevance. It's not too big or heavy, and tonally it's like the "P Bass" of the amp world; it just works so well across so many genres and in so many applications it's an icon.

Time for that phoenix to rise out of the ashes I think...   :wink:
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