But changes took place in as well

Dating super reverb amp

Usually this isn't too difficult. The Australian Fender Distributor then installed V - V stepdown transformers in the bottom of the cabinets. The bottom line is to do your homework or enlist the aid of an expert. 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 machine that stamped the serial number into the back of the chassis got stuck on number A and a lot of pieces were stamped with this number.

The amps that received the

Likewise there are some serial numbers with an extra digit usually a zero after the letter prefix. One thing we know for sure is that production codes can help date an amp to a particular month within a given model run. There is no way to separate out production for these models, but with enough data, we might be able to do some frequency distribution and such to determine a rough estimate. 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.

First the tables should be

In addition to A, it appears the stamping machine stuck on serial number A as four distinct amps with this number has been reported. The progress of this type of work is slow, hence the long hiatus, however, a lot of new data have been collected regarding Fender amplifiers, including production numbers.

Unfortunately, there is some sad news to report as well. But other changes may be meant to deceive.

Because the serial numbers are for a particular model and that chassis were stamped sequentially, is reasonable to assume that the serial number infers the Nth unit manufactured. Of course, this is all hypothetical, but still plausible. Of course I tended to hurry more when they were there, and I would fumble more, too. Again, these are rare and exceptions to the norm.

The amps that received the stamped suffix must also be added to this sub-total. First, the tables should be used as a guide only. They actually held clipboards and stopwatches to measure how long it took for me to attach various parts. The boss came around and said what we'd be building.

The best estimate is that about of these were made before the circuit was revised. In addition, the dating-by-serial number tables have been revised and are more accurate.

These have not been observed or reported so the answer remains unknown. These modifications are making this research more difficult for a couple of reasons. Paul Linden has volunteered to fill in for Greg. Interest in vintage Fender amps really took hold about years ago.

Some things are very obvious such as non-original or reconed speakers, non-original transformers, replaced pots, re-tweed, re-tolex, re-grill, etc. The following charts are the revised dating tables for Fender tube amps. Greg was passionate about Fender amps and his knowledge, insight and humor will be missed very much. The revisions were made based on data collected since the tables were initially published. In either case, the code works the same.