Dating fender bassman amplifier

Here we have a vintage 1962 Fender brown tolex Princeton, in very good original condition. Here we have a 1964 Fender Bandmaster head and matching 2x12" cabinet.

Original transformers, original Oxford speaker dates to the 19th week of 1962. Pre-CBS, Fender Electric Instruments, about 40 watts from two 6L6s, great tremolo.

The electrodes are attached to leads which pass through the envelope via an air tight seal.

On most tubes, the leads are designed to plug into a tube socket for easy replacement.

Clarence Leonidas Fender was born in 1909, and raised in Fullerton, California.

As a teenager he developed an interest in electronics, and soon was building and repairing radios for fellow classmates.

After high school, Leo Fender became a bookkeeper for employment while he still did radio repair at home.

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However, the forerunner to the Fender Electric Instruments company was a smaller two-man operation that was originally started as the K&F company in 1945.

We combined all of our information into a computerized database for this project and for the past 18 months have been slowly (sadly, very slowly) gathering information that we collect ourselves as well as from other people. What we need is the following: 1) Model name 2) Model number on the tube chart 3) Date code letters on the tube chart 4) Speaker codes (if speaker is original) 5) Transformer codes (if the amp doesn't have date codes on the tube chart) 6) Cosmetic features (flat/raised logo, tweed/tolex, blackface/silverface, rough/ smooth blond tolex, white/skirted knobs, TV-front/wide-panel, etc.) One very interesting and very important factoid has surfaced regarding the date code letters on the tube chart.

In the fall of 1965, Fender switched from stamping these numbers in black ink, to dark green ink.

Amplifiers currently produced in Scottsdale, AZ (Amplifier Custom Shop), Corona, CA (U.

S.), Indonesia, Mexico, Japan, Tianjin (China), and Korea.