Did I Do A Good Job? (Vintage Fender Content)

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by rich2k4, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. rich2k4

    rich2k4 Supporting Member

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    1968 Fender Bandmaster Reverb for $600, just needs some cleaning.

    did i do a good job?

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  2. Janglin_Jack

    Janglin_Jack Member

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    Is it all original?

    Jack
     
  3. blackba

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    That is about an average price.

    I love my '69 Bandmaster reverb, great amp.....
     
  4. rich2k4

    rich2k4 Supporting Member

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    im gonna have a tech look over it.

    anyone else have anything to say about this amp. it sounds really nice.
     
  5. m@2

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    a fair price, love those amps. hope the check-up goes well : )
     
  6. rich2k4

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    Looks clean from pics, how is the sound? Find a GREAT sound in it and re-post the thread.

    When you say 'just needs some cleaning' what do you really mean? Pot's, tube sockets, power supplies?? that will tell if it's a real 'keeper' or not..

    ..

    BTW, your going to get inundated with spam replies of amp curriers who would love a chance at that amp to make all of your modded amp dreams come true. Stick to an original :AOK
     
  8. Han Solo

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    I have a 69'. In full working order they are great amps. Fender tones with the most usable power-rating IMO. I think 600 is a fair price. You won't find them for that kind of money in my part of the world, that's for sure.
     
  9. Blues_N_Rock

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    Rich - looks like a nice amp. Price is within the average as indicated by others. Make sure the tubes are in good order, and biased properly. Some folks upsize the OT with a Bassman OT (2 ohm) to give it a bit more tonal quality. Others will black face it. Some folks combine both changes through a 4x10 and say it is a SR in disguise. Either way, enjoy the amp stock or modified. Can't beat a classic Fender amp.
     
  10. rich2k4

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    when i say it needs cleaning, i mean on the outside, sicne it's dusty
     
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  12. rich2k4

    rich2k4 Supporting Member

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    ok guys help me out here, i have some serial numbers.

    on the chassis are 2 different serials, one is engraved the other is stamped.

    stamped: F091069

    Engraved: A36950


    then there are 2 sets of numbers on each big silbver box things inside (don't know the name of them)

    silver box 1: 022848

    -606-8-49


    silverbox 2: 022699

    606-9-02

    on the chassis itself is engraved A36950

    then there is 2 other sets of numbers 06909 and F022796

    inside the cab on the side is stamped US4368 and F101368

    the tube chart has been ripped out.
     
  13. Blues_N_Rock

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    Not clear to me what exactly you are asking.

    But, the A36.... indicates it is a 1969 BMR.

    The 606-8-49 represents Woodward-Schumacher transformer (606), 49th week of 1968.

    The 606-9-02 represents the 2nd week of 1969.

    Looks to me a 1969 amp.
     
  14. rich2k4

    rich2k4 Supporting Member

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    it should be obvious that if i'm giving you serial numbers i am trying to help pinpoint a date on it

    anyways. so it seems it's a early 69'

    what kind of circuits did these have? i heard they were similar to the super reverb circuit except for the transformer
     
  15. Blues_N_Rock

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    There were a number of circuits the BMR was based on. I recall 3, but none were the classic AB763. None the less, many claim that the early circuits of the BMR were great. To some degree, the circuit of the 68/69 BMR is simillar to the SR. From what I read, the OT was the big difference. This is where the Bassman OT was swapped in to give the sound a wider frequency of tonal range.
     

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