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Amp ID


2019-12-01 9:40 pm
Would appreciate help identifying this older tube amp. Thanks.


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2003-06-12 7:04 pm
Maine USA
It's a Williamson or derivative, I bet. In the day, you could buy kits; some guys punched chassis and wound iron. You'd have to be very obsessive to narrow it closer than that.

It looks like a bigger/better class of Williamson.

Trace the small-tube circuits. Williamson is not unique but if you find something odd, then I picked a wrong path. Trace the big tube OT leads. Williamson is pure Triode but a lot of copies got built as UltraLinear. Show the speaker connections. A very original Williamson OT has a scad of terminals you jumper different ways for different impedances; copy-cats often simplified this. (However some totally different amps also have a dozen secondary tags..)