Dating a fender twin reverb

06-Sep-2016 06:32

It’s unknown if the tweed covering was a mistake (“Oops, I thought this was a 4x10 Bassman cabinet that I was covering”) or intentional, perhaps as a special order.

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Some things are very obvious such as non-original or reconed speakers, non-original transformers, replaced pots, re-tweed, re-tolex, re-grill, etc.

If the number you have (A59871) is the code, then I'd agree it may be a '71, or some of the information I read could also say that it was built in the 17th week of '89 (if you read it backwards for amp models built after the '70s). hank By entering this site you declare you read and agreed to its Terms, Rules & Privacy and you understand that your use of the site's content is made at your own risk and responsibility.

That's the best I can come up with, right now, but I have a few other sources I'll ask, too. I did alot of reserch on the net also and the other night I found a site that said, Check the numbers on the transformer.

Although his job was somewhat limited, his recollections provided some really fascinating insights to how the amps were built.

For instance, he confirmed our assumption that the amp chassis were put into stock after being stamped with serial numbers and that the chassis were pulled from the stock bins randomly (just as with Fender guitar neck plates).

Some things are very obvious such as non-original or reconed speakers, non-original transformers, replaced pots, re-tweed, re-tolex, re-grill, etc.If the number you have (A59871) is the code, then I'd agree it may be a '71, or some of the information I read could also say that it was built in the 17th week of '89 (if you read it backwards for amp models built after the '70s). hank By entering this site you declare you read and agreed to its Terms, Rules & Privacy and you understand that your use of the site's content is made at your own risk and responsibility.That's the best I can come up with, right now, but I have a few other sources I'll ask, too. I did alot of reserch on the net also and the other night I found a site that said, Check the numbers on the transformer. Although his job was somewhat limited, his recollections provided some really fascinating insights to how the amps were built.For instance, he confirmed our assumption that the amp chassis were put into stock after being stamped with serial numbers and that the chassis were pulled from the stock bins randomly (just as with Fender guitar neck plates).A 1957 tweed Vibrolux was reported with a tube chart printed with circuit “5E3” (tweed Deluxe) instead of the correct 5F11 (see photo).