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Looking for help [message #28602] Sun, 22 May 2022 17:27 Go to next message
fastjim180 is currently offline  fastjim180
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Hello, I am new to this. First I am sorry, but I have worked on more Fender amp's for my daughter. Now she is playing Bass in a band and I have come across an Kasino 200 amp. I am thinking that the speakers tell me the year the unit was made, since they are stamped 187 72 19 and 15 inch. The head, which is a U200-2, the serial number is 100968. Is that the 10th month 9th day 1968?. Looking for any manuals or lit. on this amp. When I opened the speaker area, I noticed that only the top speaker was hooked up from the amp. Is there a jumper to be used from top to bottom? Will this make it a 200 watt amp? since the speakers would step down to 4ohm, vice 8ohm single? This amp works fine. I need to clean the pots, they have a little crackle and the power bulb was missing. Any help is appreciated. I got this in a storage unit auction along with a nice Bass acoustic.
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Re: Looking for help [message #28603 is a reply to message #28602] Mon, 23 May 2022 11:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
stevem is currently offline  stevem
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Hello and welcome.

That model is the same as a K200B-1, at least in regards to the power supply and output section. that you can find in this site's technical section .

The best way to date the amp is just like you do with a vintage Fender, by the stampings on the Transformer, or by the date code on the pots.

The Kustom Kasino line did not come into being until 1971.

In this site's literature section you will find some basic sales info about the Kasino line.

This model amp is looking for a 4 ohm load to output its full 100 watts RMS, however unlike a tube amp that will have a 33% change in power from unmatched load to load a SS amp will show a 50% change it output power.

This amp should not be run on less then a 4 ohm load.

In terms of instruction manuals that would be a ebay item.

[Updated on: Tue, 24 May 2022 16:41]

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Re: Looking for help [message #28606 is a reply to message #28603] Fri, 27 May 2022 08:16 Go to previous message
fastjim180 is currently offline  fastjim180
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Thank you for the information. This is a 1972 amp, as I was able to date code the speakers, pots and power supply. Again thank you.
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