Dating fender blues deville amplifier serial
If you look at the back of the amp on the inside right there is a QA sticker there will be two letters in black print, write them down and log on to Then go to the fender FAQs and click on the question how do I date my fender amp. Dating early Fender amplifiers is sometimes quite challenging.Not only did Stewart suggest a more suitable valve for the tone I was after, we had a really enjoyable chat and he give me some really useful tips for future fault finding.Follow your nose and shop here folks, you will not be disappointed!! "The valves for my Vox AC30CC2X arrived next day which was impressive .This is the third set of valves I have purchased for my amps from this company , I also have a Marshall TSL 601. I have a Fender Blues De Ville I bought a few months ago. Use the latest one to give you a good idea of when it was made.For example, if your silverface super reverb has transformer codes all from 1974, it was made in 1974! Based on the last number (45), it’s safe to say it was made in late 1974.
The speakers included are of the Fender Special Design Eminence series, the 212 containing a pair of 12” Celestion A-Type speakers and the 410 featuring four 10” speakers.
There are some easy ways to find out when your vintage Fender was manufactured.
First, to get a general idea,there’s the appearance/style of the amp.
An external speaker jack is located next to the output tubes in the back and allows the signal to be heard out of both the amplifier itself and the speakers to which it is connected (which must have a 4- or 8-Ohm impedance).
The De Ville features a 60-watt valve amplifier with three 12AX7 preamp valves and two 6L6 output valves.