Dating a fender amp by serial number

Basically, this book will give you enough detailed information to (1) accurately identify ALMOST any Fender amp when you see it; and (2) appreciate some of the history and facts about the individuals who were involved in the design and manufacture of that particular line of amplifiers at different times during the history of the company.The first 67 pages of the book could be called "The Rise and Fall, and Rise Again of the Fender Musical Instrument Company." It begins with a well-written account of Leo Fender's life and leadership of company from its founding in the late 1940's through its sale in 1965 to CBS.[An example is an] YBA-1A Bass Master Mark II [...] with the serial number M 601 [...] [whose] potentiometers date from 1968 [...] [and on which] 'Range Expander' is screened below the controls, not above.are coded as follows s/n: 1020629 First digit: Last digit of year of production (1 ^= 1971, 3 ^= 1973) Second and third digit: Month of production (01 ^= Jan., 11^=Nov.) Last four digits: Numbered unit produced within that year?Many years later, in the ‘80s, I was back into playing and recording and looked in the want ads for a Fender tube amp. That amp turned out to be an early-production 1960 Pro-Amp.I started to investigate the world of pre-CBS Fender amplifiers.

That amp worked pretty well with my Rick 12-string.

My first Fender amp was a 1965 blackface Deluxe, purchased new for 9 at The Music Manor in Ft. I couldn’t scrape together the extra to get the Deluxe Reverb upgrade, but I figured I didn’t need reverb anyway.

The Deluxe was pretty loud for a small amp, but it wasn’t as loud as the Bandmaster our lead player used.

Fender Music Australia offers limited product warranties of varying length for goods purchase from Australian Authorised Fender dealers.

The conditions of the limited warranty are set out on the warranty cards provided with the product at the time of sale.


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