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One thing we know for sure is that production codes can help date an amp to a particular month within a given model run. No, create an account now. Please continue to send submit info to us via e-mail. But changes took place in as well. That speaker is an original, Fender installed, Jensen.
It's a true time capsule, and flawless. Both reissues have been well received and are often picked up by players who want to leave their vintage gear in the living room when they play shows. When we had filled our cart we'd wheel it over to the Chicano chicks.
Superior Music - Fender Amp Amplifier Serial Numbers
During the Silverface era, one change would alter the sound of the amp in a subtle way. Instead, there were approximately of these chasses produced, which then ended up as one of the three models in question. Can't figure out how to post pics. The second thing that was done was the addition of another number stamped into the chassis as a suffix to the A serial number, e. It would have been very costly to destroy these units so two remedies were implemented.
- Paul worked with Greg on their small box brown Twin myth busting research and is extremely knowledgeable about Fender amps in general with a specialization in the brown and blonde amps.
- Here is a list of the first letter showing the year of manufacture.
- Neither of these would have been sacrilege back in the day.
- When the amp does breakup, you get a cleaner, slappy overdrive.
- Interest in vintage Fender amps really took hold about years ago.
- Remember, this model shares a chassis with the narrow panel tweed Pro and Super.
The last two digits would refer to the week of the year i. Some caution is advised since it is likely that not all chassis were used due to defects or that duplicate serial numbers may have been stamped. Advances have been made with regards to the production of tolex amps and it appears that much of this information can be applied to late s tweed amps as well. The tube chart indicates a build date of April and I believe it to be correct. Such is the stuff of many Urban Legends.
Look not original Sixth, it has a Jensen not an Oxford speaker. Then leave it in center-position. Vintage Silverface Princeton Reverbs can be found at reasonable prices, and the reissues really do the originals justice as much as a reissue can.
Probably the same as the pots and transformers that we just dug out of the boxes. Good luck reading some of the hand written ones. It is one of the last Deluxe Amps produced.
Two Faces Many Circuits
How can I find out how old my amplifier is Fender
The back panel screws are post as is the courtesy outlet. The revisions were made based on data collected since the tables were initially published. As mentioned earlier, the circuit is fairly similar, so this conversion is fairly straightforward. Or previous owner replace inputs jacks? Thankfully, these aberrations are pretty rare.
The overdrive dynamic changes to be slightly less responsive. The bottom line is to do your homework or enlist the aid of an expert. If I can figure out how to post pics I'll do so.
What about pots date code? Here is another caveat about reading these tables. It will be pretty obvious. Again, just an oddity, i'm dating an older not a rarity.
The best estimate is that about of these were made before the circuit was revised. With Fender, this is always somewhat arbitrary, but if the logo is original look at the scrwes holes beneath I would estimate or and a replacement power transformer. Unlike serial numbers used for most Fender guitars and basses, we know that serial number sequences are unique to a particular model or a family of models of amplifiers. But other changes may be meant to deceive. If three digits are present, lisdoonvarna ireland matchmaking festival the first digit would refer to the year i.
The lack of polished beauty washers beneath the input jacks tells me that a previous owner swapped out the original blackface front panel for that of a silverface model. But the Princeton Reverb is the stuff of legend. The Princeton Reverb is identical to the regular Princeton circuit except for two key additions. That darker reverb and compressed sound are exactly what make the Blackface version prefered among many players.
These are listed in the dating table. The following charts are the revised dating tables for Fender tube amps. This is no different with published dating tables for vintage Fender guitars and basses. For some reason, folks are willing to poke their head into tweed, blonde, brown and blackface amps, but not into silverface amps. Last night I bought a silverface Princeton Reverb off of craigslist.
How can I find out how old my amplifier is
Arjay You impressed me by your observation Did you mean it is a blackface amp? It was represented to be an early s amp, but after doing research, I believe it to be a silverface. It would be the first transitional amp I've heard of to combine a Blackface Grill with a Silver faceplate. One, of course, is the reverb unit. They actually held clipboards and stopwatches to measure how long it took for me to attach various parts.
Large overlaps in years may be due to lack of sufficient data late s to mid s or simply that the stamped chassis were used way out sequence mid s to early s. The tail logo was used originally, went away for a short while and came back. Paul Linden has volunteered to fill in for Greg.
- If that's the case it could still be a and original if the other codes match up.
- Other parts can be changed, but I've never seen a chassis replaced!
- Very few of these were and those who own one of these oddballs can either be happy with the fact that it is a rare amp or be sad that the mismatched impedance means the amp is less efficient.
Please check the fields highlighted in red. For better or worse, dating this concept is common to this endeavor. Note the removal of the voltage selector switch and hard-wiring. Is it possible to upload pics to this forum?