Fender deluxe reverb silverface dating

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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.

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.

Whether it’s a vintage amp or a recent model such as this Fender Pro Reverb, hum can have several causes.

Possible culprits include the preamp tubes, the power tubes, the hum balance resistors, and the power supply caps.

The amps are known for their characteristically clean tone.

The Twin has seen a number of revisions since its introduction, both internal and external, with its designs sometimes varying greatly from one year to the next.

Here’s a list of brands along with their EIA codes.After the preceding looks of the early 50's (TV front from 1950 to 51/2; wide panel '52–54), Leo Fender changed the cabinet design again, this time opting for no extra wood on the front of the amp, except for the narrow top and bottom panels that hold the baffle board to the cabinet.The early models of the larger "narrow-panel" tweeds are also remarkable for their refined electronics whose circuit design incorporated dual 5U4 rectifiers in the Twin and Bassman models, another improvement given Fender's quest for a louder, cleaner amplifier.That Music Master Bass amp or Silverface Champ that you could have bought all day for 50 bucks as recently as 2 years ago can run as high as 350-400 on ebay now.Though, hopefully no one will bid on those that are that high. But, they are still available at killer prices, if for no other reason, there are many of them still available..a silverfaced amp was passed over in the 80's and 90's by someone that HAD to have a tweed or blackfaced one.

Here’s a list of brands along with their EIA codes.After the preceding looks of the early 50's (TV front from 1950 to 51/2; wide panel '52–54), Leo Fender changed the cabinet design again, this time opting for no extra wood on the front of the amp, except for the narrow top and bottom panels that hold the baffle board to the cabinet.The early models of the larger "narrow-panel" tweeds are also remarkable for their refined electronics whose circuit design incorporated dual 5U4 rectifiers in the Twin and Bassman models, another improvement given Fender's quest for a louder, cleaner amplifier.That Music Master Bass amp or Silverface Champ that you could have bought all day for 50 bucks as recently as 2 years ago can run as high as 350-400 on ebay now.Though, hopefully no one will bid on those that are that high. But, they are still available at killer prices, if for no other reason, there are many of them still available..a silverfaced amp was passed over in the 80's and 90's by someone that HAD to have a tweed or blackfaced one.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.