Dating a Fender Princeton, help please...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by zygoat, May 9, 2008.

  1. zygoat

    zygoat Supporting Member

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    I bought a silverface Princeton a few years ago, it was tagged as a 1969, the original filter cap has 1969 printed on it, but I just now noticed something the other day. On the back of the amp it says "Made in U.S.A." and the number 71 under that. Is this actually a 1971?
     
  2. Flux

    Flux Member

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    :D
    If you're dating a Fender Princeton you really do need help...
     
  3. mcgriff420

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    I had a SF princeton that had what appeared to be a year stamped on the back as well. after checking the numbers it seemed correct. You've likely already checked the fender field guide but in case you haven't: http://www.ampwares.com/ffg/
     
  4. FFTT

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    I spend a lot of time with amps, but I've never considered it dating really.
    Just a close relationship with a friend :)
     
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    Please provide the serial number engraved on the back of the chassis. Also provide the codes on the transformers (606-XXX).

    Is the courtesy outlet for a two-prong plug or three-prong? Does the baffle attach with screws or velcro?

    Pictures can also help.
     

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