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Electronic components such as transformers, potentiometers, speakers, and some capacitors are often stamped with a date code, which indicates the manufacturer and the manufacturing date.

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In the comment section below please post the serial number, year and current location and we will add it to the registry. If you have a blackface amp please also post the two-letter code found on the inside tag.

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Okay, I know you’re all just dying to skip ahead to the serial number tables but try to contain your excitement and read through the article first.

A 1957 tweed Vibrolux was reported with a tube chart printed with circuit “5E3” (tweed Deluxe) instead of the correct 5F11 (see photo).

The following chart, was originally printed in VG magazine, by Gerald Weber.

If you see any data that is not listed here or notice any errors, for 1970’s and earlier Fender amps, please send us an email and we will update the chart.It would be more accurate to say that approx 650 of each of these models were produced in ’60. Oddlings – Yet another printing error has surfaced, this time from the FEI (pre-CBS) days.Since several models can share one chassis type (for example, the early brown 5G7 Bandmaster, 5G5 Pro and 5G12 Concert), this kind of interpretation is inaccurate.Instead, there were approximately 2000 of these chasses produced, which then ended up as one of the three models in question.Well, this universal “truth” was debunked when we found a bunch of amps with transformers made by the Better Coil and Transformers company.

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