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What's the name of the Kustom III Lead combo version? [message #26419] Fri, 01 December 2017 19:41 Go to next message
Parsons is currently offline  Parsons
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Hello,

if my memory serves me well, there is a combo version of the Kustom III Lead (head). Does anyone remember what the name of this version is?

Thanks in advance!
mathias.

EDIT: Could it be, that it is just called "III Lead SC"?

Are they similar in sound?

[Updated on: Fri, 01 December 2017 19:51]

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Re: What's the name of the Kustom III Lead combo version? [message #26420 is a reply to message #26419] Fri, 01 December 2017 20:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Snodgrass is currently offline  Snodgrass
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I know they had the 2x12 combo in that series I'm pretty sure it was just the III lead sc. I had the 4x12 stack at one point and it was a great amp just missing the cool tuck n' roll.
Re: What's the name of the Kustom III Lead combo version? [message #26421 is a reply to message #26420] Sat, 02 December 2017 06:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
stevem is currently offline  stevem
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If you go into this site's literature section you will see that the term SC / self contained is only used in terms of tuck & roll amps.
The amps you are questioning from what I recall are only named the Lead II or Lead III model.
The Lead 2 model had a output of 75 watts RMS, and the Lead 3 was 125 RMS .
If you pm Pleat I believe he would know for sure about the names of these models.
Re: What's the name of the Kustom III Lead combo version? [message #26422 is a reply to message #26419] Sat, 02 December 2017 06:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Snodgrass is currently offline  Snodgrass
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http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz342/matthew_snodgrass/leadiii_zps5rkkwinv.jpg
Re: What's the name of the Kustom III Lead combo version? [message #26423 is a reply to message #26422] Sat, 02 December 2017 18:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
pleat is currently offline  pleat
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Kustom didn't offer the Lead lll in a 2x12 version. The Lead lll was only offered in the piggyback setup.
pleat
Re: What's the name of the Kustom III Lead combo version? [message #26425 is a reply to message #26421] Sun, 03 December 2017 12:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Snodgrass is currently offline  Snodgrass
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v133/fnbandits/leadiii.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v133/fnbandits/kustomiii.png
Re: What's the name of the Kustom III Lead combo version? [message #26426 is a reply to message #26425] Sun, 03 December 2017 14:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
pleat is currently offline  pleat
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You are correct, I thought we were talking of the 73/74 series just after the T&R was gone. The Big K series did offer the 130 watt in both a 2x12 combo and the piggyback head. The older silver control panel only offered the Lead ll 75 watt in a 2x12 cabinet.

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Re: What's the name of the Kustom III Lead combo version? [message #26431 is a reply to message #26422] Tue, 12 December 2017 19:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Parsons is currently offline  Parsons
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Thanks to all for the answers.

I have the Kustom Lead III head + a 4x12 cabinet.

Model III-L SN 223045 was made approx September 1979.
Speaker cabinet model 4-12L SN S161498 was made approx October 1978.


I need to save some space and was considering selling the two (and one or two other Amps) and maybe instead get the 2x12 Lead III SC, if I can find one once. Was just playing with the thought in my mind. I was wondering, if the sound is much different.

Another reason is also, that it has a problem. After playing between half or an hour the volume drops and it gets quieter. I don't know, if I will find the time to repair this, if it is even repairable. But I will have to look into this another time.

Thanks so far!

Snodgrass wrote on Sat, 02 December 2017 06:53
http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz342/matthew_snodgrass/leadiii_zps5rkkwinv.jpg

I can't see that picture... It says I needed an upgraded account.
Re: What's the name of the Kustom III Lead combo version? [message #26434 is a reply to message #26419] Wed, 13 December 2017 06:21 Go to previous message
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Thermal issues ( volume drop outs ) and tarnish on 35 plus year old slip on connectors go hand in hand !
I would be that if you just unplugged and reseated all the connectors in the amp it would work fine once again!
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