Dating fender champ silverface
Dating Fender Tube Amps by Serial Number, Part I by Greg Gagliano Copyright 1997, 20th Century Guitar Magazine. Well, we'll get to good parts, but first a little background information is in order.
After reading Teagle and Sprung's excellent Fender amp book, I took them up on their challenge that maybe someday someone will compile enough serial numbers so that Fender amps can be dated that way. I contacted several Fenders collectors and dealers who were kind enough to supply me with data.
Used on the upper left corner of the grill cloth on most blackface era Fender amps. 4 1/2" wide, the "F" in the logo is about 2 1/2" inches tall.
Original Fender part number 0994093000Fender AMP LOGO.
New original Fender reproduction, for the CBS era (1970s).
"Tailless" Fender logo, cast metal, mounting screws included. Looks similar to the original Fender part number 0990947000. Black handle strap, metal reinforced, with chrome end caps - two screws in each end cap. See Data Sheet here The result is a T-nut that goes in straighter and holds tighter than ordinary T-nuts. Chrome end hooks - replacement for vintage and modern Fender amps. Does not contain Fender logo, so it may be used on other brands of amps.
Contains four 8-pin sockets, four "bear trap" retainers, eight mounting screws, four 470 ohm screen grid resistors (Metal-Film Flameproof for safety), and four carbon composition 1500 ohm control grid resistors. Founded in 1948 by Heinz Fischer and Alfred Tausche, F&T Capacitors has over 60 years of experience in producing some of the finest capacitors available today.
Used on the upper left corner of the grill cloth on some recent (Acoustasonic)and vintage era brownface and blonde Fender amps. 5 1/2" wide, the "F" in the logo is about 2 7/8" inches tall. Fender Amp Tweed Block Logo Revive the look of your vintage-style or modern Fender amp with a genuine Fender amplifier logo. Black amplifier handle with vinyl sleeve over steel strap and one-screw mounting nickel-plated end caps. Fits the handle on the Fender Hot Rod Deluxe, Hot Rod Deville, Blues Deluxe, and Blues Deville, as well as other Fender amps of similar design. Oddlings – Yet another printing error has surfaced, this time from the FEI (pre-CBS) days. Besides, no article in the Dating Fender Amps by Serial Number series would be complete without some interesting information, n’est ce pas?TUBE SHIELD, BAYONET "PUSH AND TWIST" TYPE, ALUMINUM, 1 15/16" TALL. If you have a cherished octal power tube or rectifier with a broken keyway, here is a great solution. STYLE MICALEX TUBE SOCKET FOR MINIATURE 9-PIN TUBES. Values available include 10u F/500V, 16u F/475V, 22u F/500V, 47u F/500V, 80u F/450V, 100u F/100V, 100u F/450V, and 220u F/300V. Ruby Gold Capacitors are rated at 105 C for longer life, improved stability in the hot environment of tube amplifiers, and increased protection against electrolyte deterioration. Perfect for Twin Reverb, Showman and Dual Showman, Quad Reverb, Bassman 100, etc. F&T Caps are known for their great stability and reliability.