Dating fender amps tube chart blake and nellie dating

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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.A 1957 tweed Vibrolux was reported with a tube chart printed with circuit “5E3” (tweed Deluxe) instead of the correct 5F11 (see photo).Well, this universal “truth” was debunked when we found a bunch of amps with transformers made by the Better Coil and Transformers company.Some things are very obvious such as non-original or reconed speakers, non-original transformers, replaced pots, re-tweed, re-tolex, re-grill, etc.Many people consider the silverface amps just as sonically good as the blackface models.Being almost a blackface amp with a new faceplate (wrong for collectors), the silverface models became popular value-for-the-money amps.

If you want to add a little output, fullness, and stage coverage, you can even add a matching 1x12 extension enclosure to your Hot Rod Deluxe III.Our amp section contains information about vintage Fender amps from the blackface and silverface era between 19.We consider these amps the most versatile, robust and best sounding Fender amps.Clearly Fender wasn’t afraid to use incorrect parts when they were in a bind. The 5G12 Concert is the earliest version from very late 1959 and early 1960 so the existence of a tweed example, while extremely rare, is certainly plausible since Fender was making lots of tweed amps during the same time period.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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