Dating Your Fender Amp

I promise the tables will still be there after you finish reading. We also received a report of a tweed 5G12 Concert. The 5G12 Concert is the earliest version from very late and early 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. Working at FMI — I was able to interview a fellow who wishes to remain anonymous who worked at Fender in in the amp department. Although his job was somewhat limited, his recollections provided some really fascinating insights to how the amps were built. For instance, he confirmed our assumption that the amp chassis were put into stock after being stamped with serial numbers and that the chassis were pulled from the stock bins randomly just as with Fender guitar neck plates. The boss came around and said what we’d be building.

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The album was released on CD, LP and cassette remember those? As live albums mostly go it was no huge success but rather a nice souvenir for the fans. Abandoned live album The initial plans were to release the live album and film a year earlier. In early November , a show in Atlanta, USA was recorded and filmed but after seeing the result the band decided they needed more time to find their old form. It was a vice decision as the bootleg version of the show reveals a band that was clearly out of shape and sounded rather bad.

Some of the songs however, ended up as official B-sides and single versions, including On the Turning Away and One Slip.

Permalink. I bought a Evil Twin i and I must say it is the best amp I have ever owned. I have only had to replace some tubes and the reverb tank in twelve years.

In Vinci and Arty , Vinci’s mother seems to think the same. She’s blunt about it, too. Is no one safe? Granted, this was during a time when Diana and Hippolyta were the only two Amazons left which strongly influenced how they were thinking. And of course, Hippolyta was so desperate for a daughter that she moved the gods into miraculously creating Diana. She just really seems to like kids. She’s not alone either: Somewhat justified given that Amazons were all innocently slain women brought back to life through magic, with some obviously being mothers in their former lives.

Presumably, some still maintain the aspect of motherhood in their old life, but are denied it because of Amazon traditions with Hippolyta being the exception, which leads to resentment. One Amazon treated a dolly she made as her infant after she snapped. In Sin City , Senator Roark has his son undergo unorthodox putting it mildly methods to regrow his shot-off genitalia, which have unfortunate side-effects, so Senator Roark can have a grandchild to carry on his legacy.

This might be one of the reasons Galactus stops his estranged daughter Galacta’s attempt to destroy the “Tapeworm Cosmic” actually the larval form of Power Cosmic entities like Galactus and Galacta near the end of her one-shot. He doesn’t want her or his unborn grandkid to be destroyed.

I Want Grandkids

The progress of this type of work is slow, hence the long hiatus, however, a lot of new data have been collected regarding Fender amplifiers, including production numbers. Advances have been made with regards to the production of tolex amps and it appears that much of this information can be applied to late s tweed amps as well. In addition, the dating-by-serial number tables have been revised and are more accurate.

The V.C. Squier Company manufactured strings for violins, banjos, and was established in by Victor Carroll Squier in Battle Creek, , the company was acquired by , Squier became defunct as a manufacturer and a brand name for strings, as Fender opted to market its strings under the Fender brand name.

He bought it new in I really feel like a guitar should be played and should have a life and not just look good. These guitars had a few interesting characteristics like no channel rout and a blend knob instead of a tone knob. The blend disappeared around Plus, you get flathead screws all the way around, including the truss rod! This example is one of the lightest Broadcaster guitars I have ever played. I am lucky to own it, and is one of my cherished Fender guitars in my collection.

It still has the original receipt and pictures of the original owner. It has been in many books, and is widely considered one of the very first if not the first black Stratocaster guitars ever made. He was responsible for some of the greatest country-tinged folk-rock of the s and s. Terry bought this guitar in when he was supporting Cream on their final tour in Chicago. By the time they reached Madison Square Garden, Terry had installed a patent number Gibson pickup in the front. It has remained unchanged for the most part until this day.

BF/SF Bandmaster

The source-date code on a pot is a 6 or 7 digit code impressed into the casing of the potentiometer. For speakers this code can be 5, 6, 7 or 8 digits long, and it’s ink-stamped or paint-stamped on the “bell housing” of the speaker. In either case, the code works the same. The first 3 digits on a pot, or the first 2, 3 or 4 digits on a speaker are the source or manufacturer code. The remaining 3 or 4 digits are the date code. In 3 digit dates code, the 1st digit is the last digit of the year.

Speakers. The Bandmaster’s 2×12″ speaker cabinet was from the Fender factory loaded with either Jensen C12n or Oxford 12T6. Personally we favor the Jensen C12n for their natural and transparent “Fendery” tone and, most importantly, for not being to bright and harsh.

This is exactly what the amp is made for, being played unmiked in in a gospel band in a seat church every Sunday. Warning nr 1 Weight. Warning nr 2 Volume and clean headroom. In a 50 year old vintage amp the condition of the speakers varies a lot. Beware of the weight, though. The plate voltage will increase a little when two of the tubes are removed. Ideally you should have the amp re-biased to not run the two remaining tubes too hard.

But the delivered current is doubled with four tubes.

Fender Bassman

Still, the song that brings out the enthusiastic grin on most of us is of course Dogs. Dogs dates back to the middle of the Dark Side of the Moon tour. David wrote most of the music later stated that he was particularly proud of the chord progression. The earliest version even had a long choir part in the middle section, similar to what David and Richard used to do on the 4-piece live version of Atom.

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It has half the number of power tubes, smaller transformers and a tube rectifier in stead of diodes. Together this makes the Pro Reverb break up significantly around the usual volume level 4, while the Twin Reverb is clean almost all the way up. The power transformer and power tube circuitry is equal to the Super Reverb, but a smaller output transformer lowers the clean headroom and introduces sag and breakup.

For many years it has been a relatively unknown amp. In the blackface and silverface years players wanted powerful amps, and the Pro Reverb was probably considered too weak. In modern times where low wattage breakup has become desirable, the Pro Reverb has become very popular.

David Gilmour Tone Building

This resulted in the so-called lawsuit period. During this period, Ibanez produced guitars under the Mann name to avoid authorities in the United States and Canada. The company has produced its own guitar designs ever since. The late s and early s were an important period for the Ibanez brand. Most Ibanez guitars were made by the FujiGen guitar factory in Japan up until the mid- to late s, and from then on Ibanez guitars have also been made in other Asian countries such as Korea, China, and Indonesia.

Cimar and Starfield were guitar and bass brands owned by Hoshino Gakki.

Details of the various Traynor amp models, and opinions about them.

These models were Fender models and not Squier models. The stratocasters had Fender USA pickups installed and were made for the Japanese market only and not for export. The Squier series were also made available for the Japanese market in October , which incorporated small changes compared to the export Squier series.

The large Fender logo of the export Squier series was soon changed to a large Squier logo. The SQ Squier series was introduced in late to early Squier Vista Series[ edit ] In , Squier began to manufacture the Vista Series, which saw them introducing their own unique guitar designs independent from the Fender mother company for the first time.

Made in the same factory as the Japanese Fenders of the era, they were known as high quality guitars. Later, in 97, a guitar version of the Musicmaster Bass was added, though it should be noted this was based on the bass design, and not the Fender Musicmaster guitar design of the s.

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