Dating fender deluxe reverb
I have a silverface deluxe reverb I'm trying to find out what year it is.it has a stamped in chassie A972286 and under that is a printed # 9715 it's a killer amp and VERY LOUD it been tweeked by jay montrose he was danny gattons guitar tech How Do I Know What Year My Fender Twin Reverb Is?Has anyone else seen this cocktail of factory circuitry before?"I called shortly after ordering some replacement valves as I wondered if there was anything else I needed to address the noise.I'd trust his opinion and bet my Egnater he's right.Tranny and pot codes are the most reliable way to date a Fender amp._________________"Here's why reliability is job one: A great sounding amp that breaks down goes from being a favorite piece of gear to a useless piece of crap in less time than it takes to read this sentence." -- BRUCE ZINKYAlso, the cabinetry yields some clues.So if your blackface amp has a date code stamp of OB, it was made in 1965/February.
He knows the history and circuitry of these thing inside and out.
For example, if your silverface super reverb has transformer codes all from 1974, it was made in 1974! Based on the last number (45), it’s safe to say it was made in late 1974.
Many silverface and some blackface amps have the exact week, month and year stamped insie the chassis.
They are all usually within a few months of each other.
Use the latest one to give you a good idea of when it was made.