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Dating fender princeton

The bottom line is to do your homework or enlist the aid of an expert. In addition to A, it appears the stamping machine stuck on serial number A as four distinct amps with this number has been reported. But changes took place in as well. But other changes may be meant to deceive. The following charts are the revised dating tables for Fender tube amps.

The amps that received the stamped suffix must also be added to this sub-total. Some things are very obvious such as non-original or reconed speakers, non-original transformers, replaced pots, re-tweed, re-tolex, re-grill, etc. His passing is a great loss to this research team and the Fender amp aficionado community in general. They actually held clipboards and stopwatches to measure how long it took for me to attach various parts.

It would have been very costly to destroy these units so two remedies were implemented. It's just my opinion, but I think the slightly larger cab makes the amp sound even better.

The Australian Fender Distributor then installed V - V stepdown transformers in the bottom of the cabinets. Again, these are rare and exceptions to the norm.

Greg kept his illness very private, even from this author. Greg and I also disagree about determining production from serial numbers. The revisions were made based on data collected since the tables were initially published.

It's just my opinion but

In either case, the code works the same. For the uniquely serialized models, the production estimates using my hypothesis, can be determined from the serial number tables. Advances have been made with regards to the production of tolex amps and it appears that much of this information can be applied to late s tweed amps as well. Usually this isn't too difficult. Probably the same as the pots and transformers that we just dug out of the boxes.

Because the serial numbers are for a particular model and that chassis were stamped sequentially, is reasonable to assume that the serial number infers the Nth unit manufactured. These have not been observed or reported so the answer remains unknown.

In addition, the dating-by-serial number tables have been revised and are more accurate. One thing we know for sure is that production codes can help date an amp to a particular month within a given model run.

It would have been very

Very few of these were and those who own one of these oddballs can either be happy with the fact that it is a rare amp or be sad that the mismatched impedance means the amp is less efficient. Examples of Source-Date Codes. Interest in vintage Fender amps really took hold about years ago.