Year of manufacture for Deluxe Reverb Amp

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  1. Kmaz

    Kmaz Member

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    I pulled some numbers off of the chassis components of my Deluxe Reverb. Can anyone here accurately estimate its year of make? Thanks! Silver face plate, btw.

    Here are the numbers:

    022 921
    606 -8- 38

    022 640
    606 -8- 05

    022 707
    608 830

    F 025130
    606 828
    CSA TESTED
     
  2. Leonc

    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    I estimate that the year of manufacture ended in 8 :p.

    If it's a silverface and doesn't have an IEC type AC hookup or long tail under the Fender badge, I'd guess '78...unless the grill cloth has the drip edge or the Fender badge has the long tail under it, in which case it would almost certainly be a '68. But I'd want to see the speakers and codes, type of wiring used, caps, etc. There are lots of other helpful clues to be seen. Photos would be most helpful.
     
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    Thanks, Leon.

    This is the only pic of the Deluxe that I have on hand; is seen in the lower left corner.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    Nice! Looks like a '68.
     
  5. Kmaz

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    Thanks, Leon.

    I've got a Weber 12F150 speaker in it now, but still have the original. It is a Utah.
     
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    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    Yeah, I had a Utah in mine too. Pretty crappy speaker, IMO. I wound up with a Cannabis Rex and mine.
     
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    That aluminum trim appeared in 1967 and stayed through some of 1969, so those tranny numbers indicate late '68 or '69. If you (or your tech) ever have the chassis out, the build date will likely be inscribed inside.

    Sweet amp. Enjoy!
     
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    It looks to be a 1968 according to the numbers you've presented....Maybe a '69 depending on how fast parts moved out of inventory.

    The tube chart will also have a date code on it, if it's still present, anyway. Amp was probably stolen somewhere along the line.

    Google is your friend.

    http://www.fender.com/support/articles/amplifier-product-dating

     
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    Hard to picture scratching out a stamped chassis number. Was it covered w/ a serial number sticker? They did that sometimes...usually Showman/Twin though. I ask because a query here not long ago asked about a scratched factory 'sticker' number w/ another number underneath.
     
  12. Kmaz

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    No, it looks like someone used a dremel tool or something of that nature to grind it right out. They obviously wanted that number gone.
     
  13. Leonc

    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    Jeez, the only reason for scratching on the serial number that I can imagine is someone didn't want it to be identifiable because it was stolen. :( Are you sure that amp wasn't hot at some point?
     
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    Yes, I'm sure it was hot at some point. It's been with me for 10 years now and I did purchase it from a business.

    FWIW, I didn't know the serial number was missing until the amp was shipped to me from the USA. I remember trying to speak with the dealer about it but I think he wanted to ignore the issue.
     
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    My amp has the numbers 606-828 what does that mean?
     
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    606-828 what does this mean on my amp transformer
     
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    @Jason medine

    That question is also answered in post #2, but you'll have to perform a simple process of elimination. Check out the details that LeonC provided and you should be able to date it pretty quickly.

    Or you could try the links in posts #8 and #10.

    Reading the entire thread is your friend, my friend.
     
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    Tube charts didn't have the year/month stamp in 1968. That practice ended by late 1967.
     
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    It means its a Shumacher xformer built the 28th week of either '68 or '78.
     
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    Pull the chassis and get the pot codes
     

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