Dating my fender amp
“Dating Fender Amps by Serial Number, Part IV,” 20th Century Guitar Magazine, Gagliano, G., March 2001. *”Dating Fender Amps by Serial Number, Part V,” 20th Century Guitar Magazine, Gagliano, G., January 2002. (This is where the partial chart above came from) “Dating Fender Amps by Serial Number, Part VI” Vintage Guitar Magazine, Gagliano, G., April 2010. Of the amplifiers labeled "Twin Reverb" (opposed to Super Twin Reverb or Twin Reverb II), there are two eras.The Fender Bassman Amplifier has gained a reputation for being the go-to amp for both electric guitar and bass players.The warm tube sound was introduced in 1952 when the first Bassman model was designed for Fender Precision Bass guitars.Amps from the blackface era, which have a black faceplate, were manufactured from 1963 to 1967.
Take some basic photos and send me an email or fill out the form on this page where you can upload some photos if you have them.The format is always EIA 606-Y-XX or 606-YY-XX where Y indicates the year (196Y/197Y or 19YY respectively) and XX the week. Dating by serial number, while less accurate, can be of some use.