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Old 4th October 2021, 12:22 AM   #1
GJW is offline GJW  Australia
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Hoping someone can identify an amp I have. It is obviously a guitar/band amp that has 4 EL34 output tubes and the letters LP on the front panel. I cannot find any reference to LP amps and don't think it is Les Paul but you never know. Images attached this time.
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Old 4th October 2021, 03:24 AM   #2
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Old 4th October 2021, 09:29 AM   #3
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I agree with Rayma.
Looks like a low power Fender twin clone ( with reverb).
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Old 4th October 2021, 10:56 PM   #4
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How is this "low power"? Four EL34 can meet or beat a quad of 6L6. The OT looks ample for two tube and not that shy for four.

The "L.P. ...." part looks crooked and yellowed, while the rest of the faceplate is well preserved.

Australia/NZ had dozens of small builders working on the margin between shipping and import taxes from NA/EUR.

This may be a "dropbear", an example of a species not seen outside Australia.
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Old 4th October 2021, 10:59 PM   #5
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No doubt.
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It doesn't look particularly like a dropbear to me - maybe a soundclip will indicate if it sounds like one. Perhaps if the OP can show some more photos, including parts under the chassis and on the chassis then that may better indicate an origin. It could also be from the other side of the ditch :-)
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Old 5th October 2021, 11:33 AM   #7
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Okay, it is a generic copy from a long closed workshop scale factory..
Does it work, or do you need help for it?
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Old 6th October 2021, 11:23 PM   #8
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Okay, it is a generic copy from a long closed workshop scale factory..
Is that a knowledgeable comment, or just meant to be a quip or guess?
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Old 7th October 2021, 05:05 AM   #9
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The amp is identified, now what?
If you look for defunct audio makers, the lists are long.
You have a problem with using it (how to), or there is a need for repair?
Or, just bought it to do up and sell as a rare Les Paul?


That was my intention...
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Old 8th October 2021, 01:43 AM   #10
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LP ... Twin Amp ... 60 Wts all lok yellowish crumbling but above all, hand applied, so mean NOTHING.
I used to make similar panels using hand applied Letraset rub-on letters and white tape in variousn widths, then spray varnished over.
40 y.o. varnish could look yellowed and cracked.
"Reverb" also looks hand applied and misaligned.
Transformer frames (2 out of 3) are typically British, as well as Vynide covering and Mullard EL34, so British or Australian locally made.

Forget using LP as identification, it might very well be Leonard Portnoy“s amp or some similar name.

It is NOT 60W but 100W because of visible tubes and iron, no labelling on the back (except homemade) show it“s a homemade amp.

The guts might offer more clues.
It might be one of ozvalveamps,check there, not by name but by picture.

FWIW LP Twins had TWO 6L6 and none had Reverb

Show some gut pictures, which could also show some signature, date, parts with date codes, etc.
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