Dating fender amps by serial number part v
If possible, open up the chassis and check a few of the pots’ and capacitors’ manufacturer codes.
Remember, many components could have been changed over the years, speakers blow, caps dry out, transformers melt down, and pots wear out.
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Some basic knowledge about the different wood types, neck and body profiles, pickups etc will help you in making the best choice.Next, (if applicable) look for the date code on the tube chart.If your amp dosen’t have a date code, flip the amp upside-down and check the transformers, and speakers for their manufacturer codes.There are several ways to determine when a Fender amp was produced.First use the cosmetic features to get a range of possible years.