Dating fender tube amps by serial number part 1

Jeff Bober is one of the godfathers of the low-wattage amp revolution.

He co-founded and was originally the principal designer for Budda Amplification, though he launched EAST Amplification (eastamplification.com) in 2010.

Before you touch anything inside the amp chassis, it’s imperative that these capacitors are discharged.

If you are unsure of this procedure, consult your local amp tech.

I’ll list a few possible causes, but be aware that the cause of the hum in one amp isn’t necessarily the cause in another one. I hope these tips help get your Fenders into phenomenal form!

You should be able to find a number stamped somewhere on the speaker’s frame.

The format may look like this: 220 637 Here the number 220 designates the speaker as a Jensen, and 637 indicates a production date of the 37th week of 1956 or 1966.

Walnut "skunk stripe" down back of neck where truss rod was installed.

Single layer, white vinyl pickguard with 8 attachment screws. Each nickel plated saddle is stamped "Fender Pat Pend" (note reissue models are stamped "Fender Fender"). Spring 1957 Stratocaster : Vinyl plastic knobs and pickup covers replace "bakelite".

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