Dating a fender twin reverb amp
HTHArjay_________________"Here's why reliability is job one: A great sounding amp that breaks down goes from being a favorite piece of gear to a useless piece of crap in less time than it takes to read this sentence." -- BRUCE ZINKYLooks like the amp is in serious need of a new master-volume knob. Try wheeling and dealing with the seller before you buy -- anything beyond 0 for this one is a bit *optimistic*, methinks.
Arjay_________________"Here's why reliability is job one: A great sounding amp that breaks down goes from being a favorite piece of gear to a useless piece of crap in less time than it takes to read this sentence." -- BRUCE ZINKYI don't know Arjay's feeling on this,but there seems to be quite a bit of rust on the transformer that can be seen in the picture, I've never liked to see that and know that rust can never be a good thing,you might want to look at some of the exposed parts of the underside of that chassis and see if there's corrosion elsewhere.
They are not of a concern with dating as only the 2 letter date codes on whichever chart or sticker and the transformer number comes into play for that....
The final year of production saw a blackface front panel re-introduced.
Per Blue Book and Fender Consumer Relations Department.
Some things are very obvious such as non-original or reconed speakers, non-original transformers, replaced pots, re-tweed, re-tolex, re-grill, etc.
and these changes are often disclosed and of a non-malicious nature.