Creating a DC Register for Serial# Dating

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Re: Creating a DC Register for Serial# Dating

Post by Monsta-Tone » Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:16 am

I just got a DC-5 that is in the 35 thousands.
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Re: Creating a DC Register for Serial# Dating

Post by indyblues » Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:55 pm

Hey folks, new member, first time poster.
I just bought a really old DC-3, that has a low serial number of DC3-005XX. Very curious what year this is from. I'm assuming it's an early model.

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Re: Creating a DC Register for Serial# Dating

Post by unklejman » Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:50 pm

I just bought a DC-5b from a guy in Colorado.

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I don't know what year it was made. It's in really good shape.

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Re: Creating a DC Register for Serial# Dating

Post by laz » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:30 pm

Greetings,

I am a new member, just registered, but I thought I would share my s/n information. I have a DC-3 Revision B with a s/n of DC3-03045. In case it means anything, it has the Vintage 30 speaker. I don't know when it was made, sorry. I am at least the third owner, and maybe more. It's your standard black tolex and black screen covering the speaker, but it sounds great! It still has the red tag on the power cord warning you that this amp is loud! From what I read on this forum (just found it today), I might be able to get an even better sound by replacing the V-30 speaker. We'll see, it's good for now anyway.

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Re: Creating a DC Register for Serial# Dating

Post by talltxguy » Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:56 pm

DC-3 head version A
serial number: DC3-007XX
date of manufacture: I'll check with Mesa

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Re: Creating a DC Register for Serial# Dating

Post by Thetomsk » Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:19 pm

Just joined the board.

Bought a used DC-5 last week. No idea how old it is or any info except that it sounds epic!

Serial no is DC-0185. Had to put new power tubes in as one was defunct and the one that was functional sounded properly laboured.

Would be quite interested in finding out the age of The Beast, im guessing that its quite early due to the low s number??
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Re: Creating a DC Register for Serial# Dating

Post by Maynardo » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:03 pm

Mine is a DC5 A head, Serial: DC-1653. I wrote Mesa an email, and they told me this:
We don't have your amp in our database.
The DC-5 was made between Oct. 1993 and Jan. 1999.
It was most likely manufactured between 1993-1994.
From the first post I got : 1995 for a 1062 serial number, so my guess was 95-96 :roll:

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Re: Creating a DC Register for Serial# Dating

Post by BlackBoxy » Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:54 am

Maynardo wrote:Mine is a DC5 A head, Serial: DC-1653. I wrote Mesa an email, and they told me this:
We don't have your amp in our database.
The DC-5 was made between Oct. 1993 and Jan. 1999.
It was most likely manufactured between 1993-1994.
From the first post I got : 1995 for a 1062 serial number, so my guess was 95-96 :roll:
manufactured and owned isn't the same , dc5 was sold starting end of 93, they sells about 1000 amps a year, mine in number 10xx means it was manufactured in 93, your must have been in 1994 and sold in 95 etc..

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Re: Creating a DC Register for Serial# Dating

Post by joemarshalljmp » Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:20 am

Just traded a Marshall head for a DC 10 2x12 c0mbo with no 60/100 switch so it's an early one but unclear when dc10 came out the serial number is DCx-0007x
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Re: Creating a DC Register for Serial# Dating

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Post by joemarshalljmp » Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:29 am

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Re: Creating a DC Register for Serial# Dating

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Re: Creating a DC Register for Serial# Dating

Post by Beauregard » Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:31 pm

My DC-5 head is DC-01082 and I have no idea how to tell an "A" from a "B" or what year it was made.
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Re: Creating a DC Register for Serial# Dating

Post by kekam35 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:44 am

Beauregard wrote:My DC-5 head is DC-01082 and I have no idea how to tell an "A" from a "B" or what year it was made.
It's an "A" , the "B" didn't have LED's by the Gain knobs.
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