Dating fender deluxe reverb amp dating molek johor
This 45W, all-tube combo with 4 x 10" Jensen speakers, tube reverb, and vibrato has long been considered one of the best amps to "crank up" for unmiked club gigs or on the concert stage. They do have PCBs (Printed Curcuit Boards), as opposed to the original's "hand-wired" circuitry, but the components (capacitors and resistors) are the same values as amps from that period.
They also have hand-wired tube sockets and other parts for added strength.
Since several models can share one chassis type (for example, the early brown 5G7 Bandmaster, 5G5 Pro and 5G12 Concert), this kind of interpretation is inaccurate.
Instead, there were approximately 2000 of these chasses produced, which then ended up as one of the three models in question.
It probably also says "Made in Mexico" somewhere in or on the amp, which also indicates it is one of the newer re-issue amps.
Only way to get the actual manufacture date for these newer amps is to contact Fender support and ask them about that serial number.
Besides, no article in the Dating Fender Amps by Serial Number series would be complete without some interesting information, n’est ce pas?
I promise the tables will still be there after you finish reading.
Nowadays (2012) you can score a big 6L6 vintage Fender amp for the same price as a Deluxe Reverb or Princeton Reverb. The PA was invented long time before that and guitar tones containing fuzz and distortion have been around since the sixties-seventies.It would be more accurate to say that approx 650 of each of these models were produced in ’60. Oddlings – Yet another printing error has surfaced, this time from the FEI (pre-CBS) days.Other things to look for include chasses placed in cabinets from a different year, “doctored” tube charts, non-original control plates (usually reproductions) on silverface amps, original transformer bell ends (they have correct date codes, of course) on non-original transformers, and non-original knobs (either repro or silverface knobs on blackface amps).unusual things can be found such as the empty “Pulse Adjust” hole on the rear of early ’60 brown amps, the “middle” volume control, use of tweed style grill cloth, strange non-documented transitional circuits, and changes in tolex color including the super-rare cream colored “brown” tolex that is found on some late ’60 amps. Given that people may refer to this information seeking specific production quantities of amps they are curious about, it should be pointed out that the serial numbers apply to chassis types, and not specifically to amplifier models.Looking at serial numbers next to the ’60 5G5 brown Pro Amp for example, we see numbers ranging from 00001 to 02000, suggesting that there are 2000 of these amplifiers made in ’60.