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The Code on the tube chart of your Fender Amp is made up of two letters. The First letter equates to the Year and the Second letter to the Month. Reissue amps also use stamped Date Codes. Examples of “Hand Stamped” Date Codes. The source-date code on a pot is a 6 or 7 digit code impressed into the casing of the potentiometer.
Serial Number, Date – Dating, Speaker code & Tube Information by; Chuck Kotlaris Jensen supplied all Fender speakers until approximately Since
Forgot your password? By ToadWorks , August 2, in Amps. I know how to date them, but it’s not decade-specific The speaker code is , so it’s either ’54 or ‘ I’m guessing it’s ’54, but I’d like some input. Buy it dinner, someplace nice. Don’t assume you’re getting laid at the end of the night. Wait for the speaker to invite you in. You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.
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On old Jensen speakers, there is sometimes an extra letter and I don’t know what it means, like C12RL. What’s the “L” mean? There are letters that can appear in.
Wayne, Indiana. That amp worked pretty well with my Rick string. That amp turned out to be an early-production Pro-Amp. I started to investigate the world of pre-CBS Fender amplifiers. During that era Fender blackface amps, covered in black tolex with silver grilles, were everywhere. I combed through vintage dealer ads and began to pick up Fender amps in tweed, white, brown and blackface versions, trying to stick to or before.
Some of the amps in my collection have their original tubes, capacitors and speakers; on some they have been replaced. I have presented my amps in rough chronological order by era. The general information provided was obtained from books, online sources or personal observation. Other than the tweeds, where I am missing some of the high-end models, I believe you will find here a fairly good representation of Fender amp models in the brown, white and blackface eras.
I hope you enjoy what you find. The Dual Professional was the first to have tweed covering, a top-mounted control panel and a tube chart, which would eventually become standard for all but the smallest amp models. It was also the first to have two speakers. This example is all original with linen grille cloth and vertical wooden slats hidden underneath the grille cloth to protect the speaker.
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This page contains details about the Magnatone Custom Series amps. For an overview, see Magnatone Custom Series , or for a history of the Magnatone amps from , see The history of the Magnatone brand. Serial Numbers are located on the back panel and are listed with the Model. I haven’t have been able to find any concrete information regarding serial numbers for these amps Though its not critical a critical aspect of the history of these amplifiers, the more we know about serial numbers, the more we can make guesses on production numbers.
Early Custom’s were build without the interlock switches, although the interlock was on the schematic inside the amp. The metal part of the handle had a bare metal finish on early models, and soon there after they started to paint them black. Also, the badge plates were different on the very early Customs, eventually they were produced with the large “M” below right. It is possible that the first models had yet a different plate than the style of the early M7 plate below.
This rather cheesey acrylic badge was used on some Customs. The Why? Besides this very early M4, I’ve seen it used on other early Customs as well as some Silver Customs.
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and ceramic Jensen speakers seem to sound less brittle and are among our favorites for arguably our favorite P90 guitar to date, which is saying a lot, having.
Possible culprits include the preamp tubes, the power tubes, the hum balance resistors, and the power supply caps. Thanks for your input. I have a Deluxe Reverb and am trying to figure out if it has a Utah or some other kind of speaker. Any speaker ideas on that front? I also have one of the newer Fender Pro Reverb amps with an effects loop and a silverface Twin Reverb with a volume control.
Both amps produce very loud hum whether or not a guitar is plugged in. Could this just be bad caps? Or is there some other possible cause you can point me to? Most factory speakers in Fender amplifiers have what is known as an EIA code that specifies their manufacturer.
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I pulled this information from Google’s cache of the site. If anyone feels this page should be taken down, please feel free to contact me. Ampegs can be divided into six distinct groups for dating purposes: pre, to mid, early to , to , to , and post
Is it documented somewhere how the Jensen speaker model codes work? Or can Dating Fender Tube Amps by Serial Number, Part 3, by Greg Gagliano.
Code formats were not completely standardized, but a little deciphering will generally yield the info of interest. Note that many makers also stamped OEM Original Eqipment Manufacturer part numbers above or below the EIA code, in some cases parts makers or the customer elected not to include the EIA codes, so not all parts have them. They generally follow the following format: example where is the manufacturer code in this case CTS , 59 is the year , and 04 is the week.
Usually single digit date codes are from the ‘s, but have on occasion shown up in later decades, even up to the ‘s. If one has a general idea of the age of the piece in question, usually the decade can be divined from that. Another alternate is in the format following: 69 32 is General Electric. And another is like this: is CTS, is , 4th week, 1 is the shift code 1 would probably be the day shift.
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