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MasterTyvokka
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PostSubject: AST-5 quandary    AST-5 quandary  I_icon_minitimeSat Sep 19, 2015 12:39 pm

I recently purchased an AST-5 from a member on RS.  As I was looking at it I noticed some numbers that appear to be stamped with ink on the inside.  They are on the inside in the nose. They read 1A 3343.  This is the first mini rig I have owned so these may be nothing unique.  What are the numbers for?  It's got an 83' date stamp and made in Macao COO.

I tried to get a pic but the numbers are in a hard to get place.

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PostSubject: Re: AST-5 quandary    AST-5 quandary  I_icon_minitimeSat Sep 19, 2015 6:59 pm

'similar' ink stamp here:
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not sure the purpose
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PostSubject: Re: AST-5 quandary    AST-5 quandary  I_icon_minitimeSat Sep 19, 2015 7:32 pm

I am not familiar with the production process of these but I wonder if its a quality control stamp of sorts.  Maybe to show that they picked up one toy, examined it to make sure they were being put together properly, and then boxed it up with the rest of the completed toys.

Anyone have an AST-5 who would be able to look to see if its got a stamp as well.  I will have to check my rebo piano and see if its got a stamp on the bottom.
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PostSubject: Re: AST-5 quandary    AST-5 quandary  I_icon_minitimeSun Sep 20, 2015 9:46 am

I checked through my spare beater-rigs and found a couple of examples...

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PostSubject: Re: AST-5 quandary    AST-5 quandary  I_icon_minitimeSun Sep 20, 2015 9:50 am

My AST-5 with a faint 2 and 0, the 2 is the same font as on AJ's piano as well Wink

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PostSubject: Re: AST-5 quandary    AST-5 quandary  I_icon_minitimeMon Sep 21, 2015 4:34 pm

Interesting. I'm away with work at the mo, but when i get back later in the week i'm gonna be checking out mine.
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