Dating fender deluxe reverb
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.
Could Fender make so many PRIIs, considering they were making another 13 amp types in the range at the same time?
Then Soren in Denmark started showing serial numbers on his excellent Super Champ website, which is no longer on the web - some of those numbers fell in between some of 'my' PRII numbers.
I was thinking of trying a Celestion Gold 50, but I usually only play in my bedroom, and I don't want to increase the amp’s volume. Both amps produce very loud hum whether or not a guitar is plugged in. 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.I appreciate all of our Billm Audio friends and family who have stuck with us through this difficult time and, after a period of mourning, will be carrying on his legacy through the continued administration and growth of Billm Audio.I’d like to thank all of you who exhibited great patience and provided us will kind words, thoughts and prayers throughout: Thank You, it’s meant the world to us.A little light Googling revealed serial numbers for a few other amps in the range - they seemed all mixed up together.Then the terrible truth dawned on me: they WERE all mixed up; Fender had decided to change their 35-year-old system of serial numbering so that, starting in 1982, every amp had a unique number.