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Dating a vibrolux reverb

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So my neighbor gave me an "old fender tube amp" as he called it hahaha. It was given to him and his son likes what he calls "metal amps" and he said it needed some work. I knew what it was, to him its a beat up project amp, to me it was christmas.


Well Its been really hard to date it as the tube chart is messed up and hard to read and the face plate is gone.

The BIG transformer reads 606 436 which I'm guessing a 64 made in the 36th week.

The little tiny transformers read 606513

the tube chart reads ??olux reverb with a number A??? then what looks like A(A?what i think is another A) then 864. so A?? AA864 The speakers are peaveys haha, the grill cloth is removed. The backplate on the chassis is stilll there and it reads Fender Electric Instrumens. Then it says on the tube chart production #3
 

slider313

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It could also be a late '74 early '75. What are the part numbers above the Schumacher 606*** number. If it's a '64/'65 the part number will start with 125***, if it's a '74/'75 the part number will be an 022***

Scratch that if it's a Fender Electric and production #3. What's the serial number?
 
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Thats the thing the serial code is missing. The tube chart is there but parts of it are missing. I can't really read the code.
 
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the transformer has a 125 code on it. BTW did i mention that i got this amp for free!!!!!!!! ;) It needs a little work. But heck i had the crappiest week and then my neighbor randomly gives me an amp. That will cheer you up.
 

slider313

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the transformer has a 125 code on it. BTW did i mention that i got this amp for free!!!!!!!! ;) It needs a little work. But heck i had the crappiest week and then my neighbor randomly gives me an amp. That will cheer you up.

Congrats! Free is always a good price! All the transformers should have the 125*** part number on them. Are you saying the serial number, to the right of the reverb input jack on the back, has been scratched out?

I would get the amp to a good tech and have it brought back to spec. Even if it costs you $300+ you're way ahead.
 

Lost_Cause

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Pictures would be most helpful for sure even if it is just the cabinet. Is the baffle made of particle board and glued in or does it look like wood and screwed in?
 

Oatie

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What are the speakers in the amp?
The early Jensen C10NS ceramic speakers are the best.

And the chassis serial number will tell you what year it is,
it is in the upper right back, just to the right of the rear
faceplate stamped into the metal chassis.
 
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This is the number on the back A Q1791. I'm in LA so taking pictures and posting them is a no go for now. My roommate sent me those numbers, is that what you were asking about?
 

slider313

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I'm guessing it's actually A 01791

Vibrolux Reverb AA864 (blackface)
A00100 to A00800 – 1964
A00800 to A03600 – 1965
A03600 to A08300 – 1966
A08300 to A10700 – 1967
 






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