Drake or Dagnall OT for 12-Series?

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Drake or Dagnall OT for 12-Series?

Post by OdgeUK » Thu May 06, 2021 11:14 am

C1998 or 1202-132 for a Van Halen 12-series build?

I query this because I have read that Ed's amp, in VH2-era photos, allegedly show a replaced, 2" OT. Some speculation it could be a 1202-132 from a '67 Superlead? As I'm more into the post VH1 tones, this might be more accurate?
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Re: Drake or Dagnall OT for 12-Series?

Post by neikeel » Sun May 30, 2021 1:45 pm

The C1998 is what I associate with the brown sound.

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Re: Drake or Dagnall OT for 12-Series?

Post by OdgeUK » Mon May 31, 2021 4:14 am

Had a few searches but most are after the Vh1 sound, which is too Gainy for me. Only real mention of the later OT was from Ralle, who did seem to prefer it in his builds to the C1998. I was quite surprised to find so few people experimenting with the 1202, if it is true that Ed changed the OT after VH1.
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Re: Drake or Dagnall OT for 12-Series?

Post by Tazin » Tue Jun 01, 2021 7:12 pm

It doesn't look like the laminate stack is 2 inches but the end bells look chunky like those found on the Drake 1202-132.

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