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Author:  RIC lefty [ Tue May 13, 2014 8:15 am ]
Post subject:  Rickenbacker M8 AMP

Does anyone use an M8 amp? From what I read they are about 5 watts? I'm thinking about getting one for use at the house. Just not too much info on them out there.

Author:  JohnHall [ Tue May 13, 2014 10:46 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Rickenbacker M8 AMP

It's in the same class as the Fender Champ, with a single 6V6 power tube, and yes, roughly 5 watts. It had a Jensen C8Q speaker 8 inch speaker. The schematic is located here: http://www.rickenbacker.com/pdfs/m8e.pdf

Lots of these were made primarily for student use but it's hard to say how many might still be around. I have one, which is currently on load to a band mate, and he likes it to play in his home studio- breaks up nicely without disturbing the neighbors.

Author:  RIC lefty [ Tue May 13, 2014 12:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Rickenbacker M8 AMP

Mr. Hall, thanks very much for the info. I need something to go with my new 360 FG. And to add, thanks for the new lefties.

Author:  RIC lefty [ Fri May 23, 2014 8:22 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Rickenbacker M8 AMP

Looking at an M8E now. I see the cabinets are bigger than the M8. Is that the only difference in the two amps? Does anyone know how to determine the year of manufacture of these amps?

Author:  JohnHall [ Fri May 23, 2014 11:35 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Rickenbacker M8 AMP

Many amps had the two letter-three or four number serial format and can be decoded here under the service tab. However, most of the small amps just had a four digit number and unfortunately I've never seen a log for these. Maybe someday all of the data from our production receipts might be put into a database but that would be a huge job.

Author:  Colonel Sanders [ Mon May 26, 2014 3:13 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Rickenbacker M8 AMP

JohnHall wrote:
It's in the same class as the Fender Champ, with a single 6V6 power tube, and yes, roughly 5 watts. It had a Jensen C8Q speaker 8 inch speaker. The schematic is located here: http://www.rickenbacker.com/pdfs/m8e.pdf

Lots of these were made primarily for student use but it's hard to say how many might still be around. I have one, which is currently on load to a band mate, and he likes it to play in his home studio- breaks up nicely without disturbing the neighbors.


Nice and simple circuit! I'd be curious to subsitute the resistor in the PSU filtering section by a choke.

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