How can i find out how old my amplifier is while dating fender amps made before 1994 by serial number is all but impossible (as records of these numbers were never kept), all hope is not lost—the charts below should prove helpful in dating your fender amp first, it will be useful to you to understand the following five terms in order to choose the correct chart for dating your amp.
Do you have a silverface twin reverb amp or dual showman reverb amp with the serial number a23373 good dating information for silverface amps from the 1970s is still lacking and that’s why there isn’t much new information for amps made from 1972-76 for some reason, folks are willing to poke their head into tweed, blonde, brown and. Amps from the blackface era, which have a black faceplate, were manufactured from 1963 to 1967 amps from the silverface era, which have a silver faceplate, were manufactured from 1968 to 1982 in 1992, fender began producing the '65 reissue twin reverb find the tube location according to fender, amplifiers produced through 1969. Home forums amplifier discussion forums amp central station dating a silverface super reverb discussion in 'amp.
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Product features reverb, super reverb, bandmaster reverb, (all vintage amps with dual. Transformers date to 1965 (606-5-xx) reverb transformer dates to 1964 (606-4-xx) this suggests that the amp is a 1965 export model. If the amp has reverb, there will usually be a 12at7 to drive the reverb spring this is severe duty and will use up the tube's cathode quickly this tube need not be low-noise or nonmicrophonic some early models used 12ax7s or 7025s for this job, however we still recommend using a 12at7 here reverb amps will also have an additional 12ax7 to.
The super reverb can be really loud and even interfer with the bass guitar a simple trick is to pull out two of the speakers for less volume and earlier breakup not only do you reduce the speaker areal and bass tones, the tubes are pushed harder when seeing a 4 ohm load in stead of 2 you’ll achieve sweet spot at a lower volume. I have a fender super reverb wich is not working and i want to restore, but i’m having some troubles dating it it seems like a silverface – it has a transformer with code 013897 eia 606 – 745, wich i suspect it belongs to a fender bassman 70, and doesn’t give me too much information about the year of the amp. Dating fender amps and speakers our buyer’s guide to vintage fender amps explains in detail how you can date your amp by looking at serial numbers, tube charts, transformer codes, speaker codes, fender logo, etc. All fender amplifiers, manufactured after 1989 include a date code on the amplifier this code is located on the qa (quality assurance) sticker, which may be found on the back of the amp chassis the sticker is a black and silver label, which contains several lines for sign-offs at the completion of sound and electrical tests, where applicable the.
How to identify the date and value of a fender amplifier courtesy of pianowow neither the date nor the value can be determined from the serial number fender’s amps, unlike their guitars, are not tracked by the serial number in order to date a fender amp or provide the value, you need to know one of the below. Fender date codes date code: most fender wide panel tweed, narrow panel tweed, brown, blonde, and blackface amps will have a date code hand-stamped on the tube chart and sometimes on the chassis as well this date code consists of two letters the first letter indicates the year and the second the month of manufacture most reissue. The fender super reverb is a guitar amplifier made by fenderit was originally introduced in 1963 and was discontinued in 1982 the super reverb was a fender super amplifier with built-in reverb and vibrato (actually tremolo) the original super reverb amplifiers were all-tube designs and featured spring reverb.