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    Worst looking ST-70 of all time ? - photos

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    Bob Latino
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    Worst looking ST-70 of all time ? - photos

    Post by Bob Latino on Sun Aug 01, 2010 7:05 pm

    Here is an ST-70 chassis frame and driver board from an amp that supposedly was used for a number of years by a "gator poacher" who lived in the everglades in Florida. I guess that humid Florida air might have something to do with the condition of this amp's chassis.



    Let's see what would be the best way to clean this driver board ? Hmmmm ...


    Hey - Do you have a photo of another "rust bucket" ST-70? Post it in this thread ...

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    Post by Captain Coconut on Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:27 pm

    Do you suppose if the owner were to sell this amp, it would be advertised " as is " ?
    It would appear that it would take a life-time to get it cleaned up. Where would you start? He may want to purposely omit any pictures in a "for sale" listing!

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    Re: Worst looking ST-70 of all time ? - photos

    Post by PeterCapo on Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:28 pm


    The "Titanic" of Stereo 70s...

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    Post by Corona on Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:27 pm

    Ouch that thing rivals this one 1948 RCA radio that I had for a while. The radio had spent 10+ years sitting on the floor in a damp and frequently flooded basement. There was more corrosion than electronics.

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    Re: Worst looking ST-70 of all time ? - photos

    Post by Bob Latino on Mon Aug 02, 2010 4:08 pm

    What I have noticed over the years working on a number of ST-70's is that the BACK face of the amp is usually in WORSE condition that the front face. Two things come to mind here > (1) the back face of the amp is many times pushed up against or very near a wall. This would restrict air circulation and probably contribute to more rust on the back face of the amp. (2) the front of the amp with a closer proximity to the tubes is warmer which may help to drive off moisture. Just a theory ?

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    Re: Worst looking ST-70 of all time ? - photos

    Post by Captain Coconut on Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:32 am

    The more I look at the pictures, I wonder if the amp was used as a boat anchor.

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    Re: Worst looking ST-70 of all time ? - photos

    Post by Luddite on Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:16 pm

    Captain Coconut wrote: The more I look at the pictures, I wonder if the amp was used as a boat anchor.

    Would'a made an even better boat anchor if the transformers were still attached! Wink

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    Post by scsidude2 on Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:50 pm

    I would guess that the back gets less attention during cleaning than the front. My guess.

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    Re: Worst looking ST-70 of all time ? - photos

    Post by Sal on Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:09 pm

    Nice,

    Give me a week and I'll have it looking like new... :-)

    Sal

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