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Kenny Howard


From:
Salem, OR
Post Posted 7 Sep 2017 8:13 am     Reply with quote

Recently acquired this amp for home use - it's way too big to lug around at my age.
The Model # reads "SI15R" for Super Imperial, 15" speakers, with reverb
The serial # on the back reads "3657-1".
Would anybody know what year this might be? Or, can anyone recommend a contact for vintage Standel info?
Try as I might, I've haven't come up with any consistent pattern description or numerical legend for Standel serial numbers.

Thanks so much.

Play it like you mean it.
Ken
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Casey Lowmiller


From:
Kansas
Post Posted 7 Sep 2017 6:46 pm     Reply with quote

Send me a pic, or post one and we can narrow down a time frame of when it was built.
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Kenny Howard


From:
Salem, OR
Post Posted 7 Sep 2017 7:34 pm     Reply with quote

Photos of amp. Back of cabinet removed.






thanks Casey
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Jim Palenscar


From:
Oceanside, Calif, USA
Post Posted 8 Sep 2017 7:18 am     Reply with quote

I have the same one at the shop.
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William Hughes


From:
Georgia, USA
Post Posted 13 Sep 2017 11:29 am     Standel date Reply with quote

I just aquired a 1969 studio 12. The date was written,on the side of the amp chassis.
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William Hughes


From:
Georgia, USA
Post Posted 13 Sep 2017 12:05 pm     Standel info Reply with quote

For info on Standel amps www.standelamps.com support. You can find schematics etc.
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Gary Walker


From:
Morro Bay, CA
Post Posted 17 Sep 2017 3:43 pm     Reply with quote

In 1961 I bought a new Standel Imperial XV piggy back amp from Irby Mandrell when he was sales rep for them. It was covered with white skin from the four legged Wild Naugahyde from Borneo California. I traded it for a new 1963 (pre-CBS) Black Face Fender Super Reverb because I wanted reverb, which gave away in the 1980s. Sure wish I had both of the back.
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Kenny Howard


From:
Salem, OR
Post Posted 19 Sep 2017 7:42 pm     Reply with quote

Just got home from a So Cal trip to visit mom, and play with sis's 10 Golden Receiver puppies.

William,
- Thanks for a potential look see. Haven't pulled the chassis yet. Probably in the next couple weeks. Will post if I find anything.
- I checked the website & couldn't locate any identifier(s) in the Imperial or Super Imperial docs.

Gary,
- Can't say for sure, but I suspect this amp is mid to late 1960s.
- I feel for ya. 20/20 vision can hurt for a helluva long time.

Wonder if there are any techs still around from the Bob Crooks Standel era?

Ken
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Kenny Howard


From:
Salem, OR
Post Posted 19 Sep 2017 7:52 pm     Reply with quote

meant to say "Golden Retriever" pups.
Not sure what a golden receiver puppy is.
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