Fender Experts Help Please

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Nonvintage, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. Nonvintage

    Nonvintage Member

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    Do you think a 67 Drip Edge Deluxe Reverb Amp could have been shipped with the silver blackface grill cloth?
     
  2. Custom50

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    Don't see why it's impossible.
    They did all sorts of stuff as they were transitioning. You find the odd duck that's a cross between the two cosmetically. You see the same thing with 63/64 Fenders when they switched from the brown fenders to the blackface fenders. Once in a while you see what is basically a blackface fender with some recycled brown parts.
     
  3. Blue Strat

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    ^+1. If Leo was too cheap to have new tube charts printed after an amp model transition I don't see why he wouldn't be cheap enough to do this. After all, it was "just" grillcloth at the time. Who knew we'd be discussing it 50 years later?
     
  4. slider313

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    I would say probably not. If the cabinet didn't have the drip edge, then maybe. This wasn't Leo Fender's company any more, it was now owned by CBS. The production of silverface amps started in late spring of 1967 to show at summer NAMM. This "new look" was a big deal to CBS. They also started altering the circuits of the larger amps for more clean headroom. We all know how that turned out.
     
  5. VJF

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    Maybe take the baffle out and look for old staple holes to determine if somebody replaced the grill cloth at some point in the amp's life.
     

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