Dating fender tube amps
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There were periods of time when this was not consistently done, (between 19), and there are certainly other examples of short periods of time, and individual pieces, where the dating was simply omitted. Most notably, production dates have been penciled or stamped on the butt end of the heel of the neck of most guitars and basses.
Given the modular nature of Fender's production techniques, an individual neck may have been produced in a given year, placed in the manufacturing warehouse and remained in stock for a period of time, and then subsequently paired with a body to create a complete guitar in the following year.
If you like the sound clean and round, change coupling caps to .1s, .05s for edgier, 'twangy' sound. Single-ended / Class A circuit; 12AX7 pre-amp, 6BM8 output with the front triode section operating the Tremolo function, and a 5Y3 rectifier. Reverb: Yes Tubes: 4 (6EU7, 7199, 6BM8, 5Y3 or Pre (1x7100, 1x6EU7, 1x6BM8 5Y3)) Extension Speaker Jack: No? 16W 1x12" Guitar Combo with Reverb and Tremolo Speakers: 1x12" Inputs: 2 2 Channels: 2 Volume Controls: 2 Tone Controls on Each Channel: 1 Tremolo: Speed, depth Reverb: Yes Tubes: 7 (4x6EU7, 12AU7, 2x6V6, 5Y3) Extension Speaker Jack: No Monitor Jack: No Watts Output: 16 Shipping Totals: 1961: 396 I have one my father bought in 1961. (John King's web-site) The sound with a Les Paul Deluxe was awesome. I had many a good gig with my friends with it cranked with an Ibanez screaming through it without going deaf. Did I mention that it weighs something like 10 lbs.?
This model was originally fitted with a foot-switched reverb tank to be fed in a very awkward way from an independent separate amp where this amp was to 'echo' the original signal. Currently the amp is not working so I decided to sell it, maybe that's a mistake. This amp mic'd up gives a sound that other amps can't at all.
5W Single Speaker Guitar Combo Speakers: oval 5"x7" or 1x10" Jensen? mic.): 2 Channels: 1 Volume Controls: 1 Tone Controls: No Tremolo: No Tubes: 3 (Pre (1x6SJ7), Pow (1x6V6 5Y3) (same as the GA-7 Les Paul TV)) Preamp Tubes: 1x6SJ7 Phase splitter Tubes: Output Tubes: 1x6V6 Rectifier Tubes: 5Y3 Watts Output: 4 Shipping Totals: 1954: 1158, 1955: 2947, new style from 1956 Harmony Central Review GA5 Harmony Central Review LP Junior Harmony Central Review Les Paul Junior Combo Schematic with 1x 6SJ7, 1x 6V6 & 1x 5Y3 (Gibson) Schematic with 1x 6SJ7, 1x 6V6 & 1x 5Y3 (Joe Piazza) Schematic Fender 5C1 Champ Amp (Fender Musical Instruments) Sized 11 1/2 x 13 1/2 x 7 inches (ebay, June 21, 2003) The Gibson amplifier model GA-5 has had many incarnations.
Guitar Combo with Reverb and Tremolo Speakers: Inputs: Channels: Volume Controls: Tone Controls on Each Channel: Tremolo: Yes Reverb: Yes Tubes: Pre (2x6EU7, 1x12AU7) Extension Speaker Jack: Monitor Jack: Watts Output: Shipping Totals: Harmony Central Review GA4RE Reverb/Echo Schematic Pre-amp with 2x 6EU7 & 1x 12AU7 (Gibson) Rate the GA-4RE...
Another method of dating a tweed Fender Champ is by serial number.
On my 1959 tweed Champ amplifier, the serial number is located right in front of the fuse cap.
Looking at the chart below we can see that there was a pretty consistent numbering scheme for the vintage tweed Fender Champs.
Champion 800 (green tweed)* 01 to 1000 – 1948-49 Champion 600 5B1 (two tone) 01 to 1300 – 1948-49 1300 to 1700 – 1950 1700 to 5000 – 1951-52 5000 to 5500 – 1953 Champ 5C1, 5D1 (tweed) 5500 to 6600 – 1953 6600 to 8000 – 1954 8000 to 9999 – 1955 Champ 5E1, 5F1 (tweed) C00001 to C00800 – 1955 C00800 to C03100 – 1956 C03100 to C06000 – 1957 C06000 to C08800 – 1958 C08800 to C12500 – 1959 C12500 to C15500 – 1960 C15500 to C16800 – 1961 C17000 to C19000 – 1962 C19000 to C21000 – 1963 C21000 to C23000 – 1964 So we can see that a serial number of C 09556 is pretty close to the lower end for serial numbers for 1959 5F1 tweed Fender Champs.
Later potentiomters used a two digit year code making the number seven digits long.
In this case the fourth and fifth digits are the year and the sixth and seventh digits are the week of manufacture.
If you are unsure if the digit denoting the year is in which decade (1957, 1967, etc.) then try to determine this by the amplifier it is in.