the fifth wheel dating show - Dating fender tube amps serial number part 1

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Fender never printed any since there were plenty of leftover AB763 tube charts available and these were used well into 1969.Although the cosmetics changed, the circuits remained unaltered from the blackface circuits on the earliest silverface amps.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.

There still seems to be some confusion about how to distinguish between a silverface Fender amp that has the desirable AB763 circuit and one that has the less-desirable AB568/AC568 circuit.

Part of the confusion stems from the lack of any AB568 or AC568 tube charts.

I promise the tables will still be there after you finish reading.

Okay, I know you’re all just dying to skip ahead to the serial number tables but try to contain your excitement and read through the article first.

First, it will be useful to you to understand the following five terms in order to choose the correct chart for dating your amp: refers to the two-tone woven fabric that covered many early amplifiers.

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