Dating fender twin reverb
Please note that it’s quite difficult to precisely determine the production date of early Fender amps.Although the dates derived using the charts below will likely be a good approximation, they should not be considered exact.In general, Fender amps that don’t have rubber-stamped tube sticker date codes have EIA numbers on their transformers that might enable determination of the production date.These numbers always begin with “EIA 606,” and are followed by three or four digits in various combinations.
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.The final line contains a date code of two printed or handwritten letters denoting the amplifier’s production date by year (the first letter) and month (the second letter).In the table below, for example, a “CE” date code indicates a production date of May 1992.1Looks to be a victim of long-term salt-air exposure (residence in Florida or other Gulf states? The corrosion might be a cosmetic issue only and not a factor that would affect the proper operation but it should be explored and examined prior to purchase.