Dating fender amps transformer codes
The type of face, grille cloth, type and number of speakers, type and number of knobs, etc.
only come into play when you’re trying to value the amplifier in the Blue Book for Guitar Amplifiers per the model description that is provided.
In the meantime, we have discovered many fascinating factoids about Fender amps and we'll probably learn a lot more as our research continues. Early silver face amps: The silverface amps appear to have been introduced as early as April 1967 (yes, April!
) and by the Fall of 1967 the conversion from blackface to silverface cosmetics was completed.
It's been about 6 months since Part 1 of this series was printed so I thought it would be a good time to give an update on the Fender amp research that I am doing along with Devin Riebe and Greg Huntington.
Jeff is an amp tech who specializes in Fender amps, i.e.Apparently, Fender had a surplus of 16 inch Bassman/Bandmaster tilt back legs with serial numbers on them.Rather than waste them, they were used on combo amps such as the Twin Reverb and Pro Reverb.Interestingly, some silverface amps from early 1968 have 16 inch tilt back legs with serial numbers on one or both legs.
Tilt back legs with serial numbers were used only on the speaker cabinets of piggyback amps.Neither the date nor the value can be determined from the serial number.