Dating silverface deluxe reverb
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Fender Fender Transformer Codes From BREME–(at)–Sat Jan 13 CST 1996 Article: 77538 of rec.music.makers.guitar From: BREME–(at)–(THOMAS BREMER) Subject: RE: Silverface Deluxe Rev Questions Date: 13 Jan 96 -0800 References: Newsgroups: rec.music.makers.guitar Organization: The Microsoft Network (msn.com) Lines: 34 Heres a quick way to date Fender amps (’60-82).View the underside of the chassis (flashlight helps alot)look for the reverb driver trans.Its in the middle of the 6 preamp tubes with the removable shields. For a black face, this transformer would have been made in 1964 during the 23 week (—423) The trick to this is they don’t renumber the decades.You’ll find 2 rows of numbers, top set is the Fender part #, always starts with a 022, in this case it would be 022921. Works as follows, they have 6 numbers, first three is the EIA manufacturer, ignore this. A silverface made on the 23rd week of 1974 will have the same date code.The only good thing about dating amps this way is Fender never deviated-still valid today. If your JBL says D120F on it(look for the “f”) certainly could have been stock.I use this before buying a amp always-check all four transformers-will tell you if there has been problems along the way. On the bottom lower corner of the grill cloth was/is a 1×2 inch “JBL” plastic logo that Fender attached.
By 1968 deluxes usually left with CTS/EMINANCE speakers (Jensen had closed down) Once in awhile you can see the EIA code, CTS-starts with a #137-sometimes these are under the doughnut fender speaker label.
Dating system for transformers works on the speakers also.
Fender used two kinds of silver/blue grill cloth, first version, as with your amp, the blue stripe fades away to red, then brown and eventually disappears.
The last version had a super bright neon blue which held its tint.
Remember that Fender dealers could order any of the silverface amps with black faceplates and regular 60’s silver grill.
(.00 additional at that time) Always pull on the volume controls to see if they pull out-these were pull boosts, not labeled on 70’s faceplates.