Amps

 

SELMER AMPLIFIERS 1970 ONWARDS - THE "SV" SERIES



Selmer Treble n' Base 100 Head, courtesy of Bill Donnelly, London, UK. 


For the 1970 London Music Trade Fair, Selmer rationalised their amplifier range into the "SV" Series. As explained by John Weir in his Account of Production Management at Selmers, elsewhere on this website, the decision was made to adopt a common cabinet size and facia layout in order to make production easier and cheaper. Part of the concept was to ensure that the drilling for control knobs, switches, pilot lights, and input sockets should be as uniform as possible on the amplifier fascias of the various models. The front of amplifier heads and even the combos of that time are therefore dominated by highly regimented, brushed aluminium fascias.

Emphasis now appears very much to be on amplifier head units, with the range of combination amps now much diminished. It would appear that Selmer's excursion into transistor amp production during the later years of the 1960's had not gone down well with dealers and the buying public, and hence solid state amps have disappeared from the early 1970's catalogues.
By the way, "SV" stands for Selmer Valve, according to John Weir.


COMBOS

 

(See also Gordon Heley's RESTORATION OF A SELMER ALL-PURPOSE TWIN 30)

 

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