Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by rich2k4, Oct 3, 2008.
1968 Fender Bandmaster Reverb for $600, just needs some cleaning.
did i do a good job?
Is it all original?
That is about an average price.
I love my '69 Bandmaster reverb, great amp.....
im gonna have a tech look over it.
anyone else have anything to say about this amp. it sounds really nice.
a fair price, love those amps. hope the check-up goes well : )
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
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.
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.
when i say it needs cleaning, i mean on the outside, sicne it's dusty
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.
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
silverbox 2: 022699
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.
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.
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
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.