Dating silverface princeton
Besides, no article in the Dating Fender Amps by Serial Number series would be complete without some interesting information, n’est ce pas? I promise the tables will still be there after you finish reading.Fender often used the same circuit for many years so this is not a very accurate method for amp dating.The code is simple, the first two letters are the revision, where AA is the first revision, AB is the second, etc.
These units look, and apparently sound, just like the Schumacher-made units so it’s easy to overlook that “831” code.The code follows the format: XXXYY ZZ where: XXX = a two or three (possibly four on newer amps) digit number indicating the manufacturer.(see chart below) YY = is a one or two digit code indicating the year. 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).