Help dating this Hot Rod Deluxe

Discussion in 'Amp Input - Normal or Bright' started by StratPlus97, Oct 17, 2021.

  1. StratPlus97

    StratPlus97 Senior Stratmaster

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    I just picked up this Hot Rod Deluxe (made in USA) got it for a steal actually! $50
    Anyway, I’m just curious about the year. I think the QA sticker indicates 1999 of either March or May(not sure if the 2nd letter is a C or an E) but the transformer shows “710” which I believe would be 1997. Is this all correct?
    Thanks!

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  2. DJGranite

    DJGranite Senior Stratmaster

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    StratPlus97 Senior Stratmaster

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  4. DJGranite

    DJGranite Senior Stratmaster

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    @StratPlus97
    I believe you are right.
    I saw both sets of letters and just went with the first ones.
    After looking more closely what I thought to be a "G" looks more like a "C".
    Plus there are 3 characters, another sign I had it wrong.

    After magnifying the pic I "think" it may be JL, it's hard to say could be a C just as well.
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    but I agree looks to be a 1999 year.
    Sorry for any confusion I may have caused
     
  5. dirocyn

    dirocyn Most Honored Senior Member

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    Buy her flowers, maybe?
     
  6. the dark sailor

    the dark sailor Senior Stratmaster

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    Now way, flowers are so old fashion. Just ask if she wants to go upstairs.