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Dating a fender amps by transformer

A 1990 JAN B 1991 FEB C 1992 MAR D 1993 APR E 1994 MAY F 1995 JUN G 1996 JUL H 1997 AUG I 1998 SEP J 1999 OCT K 2000 NOV L 2001 DEC M 2002 N 2003 O 2004 P 2005 ALL other Fender Amplifiers can be dated by the components inside: In almost every Fender amplifier there are several EIA (manufacturer) codes followed by a date code, typically found on the speaker(s), transformer(s), tubes, caps, and occasionally pots.

If you see any data that is not listed here or notice any errors, for 1970’s and earlier Fender amps, please send us an email and we will update the chart.

The purpose of this guide is to help you recognize a good Fender amp by reading about it and looking at pictures.

It will allow you to make safer purchases on a global market without having to physically play an amp before acquiring one.

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.

On early amps, this material was varnished to make it a more durable covering.

We should all strive to keep these amps as original as possible.

At the end of this guide you’ll find a step-by-step procedure how to inspect and safely fire up a vintage Fender amp.

Electronic components such as transformers, potentiometers, speakers, and some capacitors are often stamped with a date code, which indicates the manufacturer and the manufacturing date.