RG 30 .....

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RG 30 .....

Postby (digam11) » Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:25 pm

Just got an RG 30 from a guy on my local Craigslist. It`s in very good cosmetic shape....no rips in the cloth or tolex. A couple of the knobs have the yellow filler missing but that`s about it.

Sounds good but has a bit of hum and a bit more w/ the reverb on. Any suggestions on dealing w/ the hum ?

Got it for $50. I couldn`t pass it up. :wink:

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Re: RG 30 .....

Postby (admin) » Sat Feb 09, 2008 5:48 am

Mike: How about sending in the serial or better yet register it and upload the photos.
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Re: RG 30 .....

Postby (digam11) » Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:48 pm

Got both the Amp and 360-12 MG registered.

Thanks for the help Peter.

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Re: RG 30 .....

Postby (xcalibur) » Sat Jun 14, 2008 5:53 pm

Yep, replace ALL the electrolytic filter caps. I did the ones in my RG30, and totally eliminated the hum.
There are only 5 or 6 as I recall, and only cost $10-12 total. Also replace the Si heatsink grease on the TO3 outputs. After 30 years mine was drying out. Cheapest insurance you'll ever buy. Oh, I'm the other registered RG30 on the list.
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Re: RG 30 .....

Postby (digam11) » Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:49 am

Thanks Rich, a little late in replying but my buddy and I will tackle that chore and see how we make out.
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Re: RG 30 .....

Postby (xcalibur) » Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:51 pm

Mike, Did you ever get the hum fixed on your RG30 ? Thanx for posting the pix, it sure looks nice sitting behind your other Rick.
If you ever get a handle on a schematic for it, pls let me know. I'll do the same.

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Re: RG 30 .....

Postby (epitreture) » Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:05 pm

I've brought back this thread because I just bought an RG 30 on ebay. It looks like it's in very good condition:

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Does anyone know when these amps were manufactured? Thanks!
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Re: RG 30 .....

Postby (cesaruano) » Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:58 pm

is te RG 30 a guitar or bass amp? there's one for sale in my area for 80 bucks thanks.
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Re: RG 30 .....

Postby (jps) » Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:44 pm

Hi Cesar, it is a guitar amp.
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Re: RG 7 .....

Postby (ricfreak) » Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:31 pm

I found this RG-7 on Ebay.
Stripped and clean it up. Loving it 8)
Found a 'Mary' signature in the circuit housing ... I guess this amp was assembled and checked by Mary. :mrgreen:
Great condition for an old SS amp.
Can anyone provide more info on this? Year made, collectibility...etc.
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