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Brian Jojade

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Re: Oldest Piece of Equipment Still in Service?
« Reply #80 on: March 12, 2014, 12:03:21 pm »

Everything is 2 years older then when this thread started. 

Anyone want to guess the vintage on this? Been running 7-24 for me except for moving and power failures for about 20 years, and ran continuous duty before I got it. No failures or problems of any sort.

The McIntosh 250 solid state was sold between '67 and '79.  New they were under $400, but now a good working unit in mint condition can fetch around $1000.
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Re: Oldest Piece of Equipment Still in Service?
« Reply #81 on: March 12, 2014, 05:47:59 pm »

Two Traynor YPM-1 power amps on the practice PA. I use to work there and put the trim on the cases around 1973
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Re: Oldest Piece of Equipment Still in Service?
« Reply #82 on: March 12, 2014, 08:07:07 pm »

For public address jobs when I need some real long throw I'll take out a pair of Altec 203 horns that date back to the late 60's. With the big Selenium D405 phenolic drivers bolted to those horns (with a 1.4 to 2 inch adapter) you can put some voice downrange.

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Re: Oldest Piece of Equipment Still in Service?
« Reply #83 on: March 13, 2014, 12:42:38 am »

I have 3 of them old Peavey Mark V power amps from the late 80s early 90s that I still use sometime as back ups. Still work like charm but heavy as a son....


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Re: Oldest Piece of Equipment Still in Service?
« Reply #84 on: March 13, 2014, 01:24:40 am »

1980's EAW PM215 cabinets.Rerolled in truckbed liner,1 15 reconed and setup for bi-amp with upgraded RCF horn drivers.I run um as crosswash monitors for my bar system.
I have a set of old JBL 4520 double 15 scoops in the shed I'm considering epoxy coating and putting back to use on occasion.
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Re: Oldest Piece of Equipment Still in Service?
« Reply #85 on: March 13, 2014, 04:27:18 am »

me !
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Re: Oldest Piece of Equipment Still in Service?
« Reply #86 on: March 13, 2014, 03:39:32 pm »

Adding to my post almost 2 years ago on this same thread - Peavey 115 BW Internationals (with the "Flight Case" styling and optional front covers).  Bought one pair new in '82 and a second set (used) a few years later.  Other than removing the logos (due to gear snobs) they've required zero work, even though I bought spare crossovers and drivers to have on-hand decades ago.  They still look good, and sound a lot better than you'd think.  They're total cash cows that still get compliments when they go out a few times a year for SOS gigs, thus qualifying them as "still in service" (one's shown here demonstrating home-built monitor "stands" from another thread).
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Re: Oldest Piece of Equipment Still in Service?
« Reply #87 on: March 13, 2014, 06:27:36 pm »

My oldest piece must be my dad's old Shure 545S. It's probably 10-12 years older than myself.
A couple of years ago I bought a new capsule for it, the old one still works, though.
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Re: Oldest Piece of Equipment Still in Service?
« Reply #88 on: March 13, 2014, 07:47:54 pm »

I was going through my mic drawer and found a EV635 I bought back in the late 60s.


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Re: Oldest Piece of Equipment Still in Service?
« Reply #89 on: March 14, 2014, 12:08:52 pm »

Rs100 clear com belt packs. All metal. They have out lived newer plastic packs.
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