|Epiphone Constellation EA72|
The Epiphone Constellation was Epiphone's bass amplifier available throughout the mid 1960s. Its single 15" speaker was upgradable in the EA72L with a J. B. Lansing cone, although these were shipped in considerably smaller numbers (just 5 units) than the standard version. This was one of Epiphones larger amps of the time, and although this configuration has a separate cab and head, it was also available as a combo in the Constellation V EA71.
|Model||Constellation EA72||Constellation EA72L|
|Speakers||15"||15" Jim Lansing|
|Dimensions||38" x 24 1/2" x 12 1/4"|
|Features||Single channel, 2 inputs, volume, treble and bass controls. Standby switch.|
|Shipping Figures|| ||Original zone 1 (USA) prices|
|Epiphone EA72L|| || ||2||3||5||
|Epiphone EA72L|| || || ||$550|| || |
Both cabinet and head (optionally) came with covers (parts 610-CA amp cover $6, and 610-CC cabinet cover $18). Despite the fact these amplifiers were only shipped between 1964 and 1967, they appeared in Epiphone price lists between 1963 and 1968. After the initial announcement in 1963 at $389.50, the price remained unchanged throughout the production run at $415. Interestingly, the September 1963 price list describes the EA72 (which was still not yet being shipped apparently) as having a 12" speaker cone. Did some early Constellations have a 12" cone? Was the size changed once production started? Was this just a typing error?
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