Dating fender bassman amp


In a BF Vibrolux Reverbs you could have either Jensen, CTS or Oxford, the BF Super Reverbs had Jensen, CTS, Oxford or sometimes JBL, the BF Pro Reverb had Jensen, Oxford or Utah, .

In the silverface era Eminence, Oxford, Utah and Rola were more often used and Jensen was phased out.

You may compare these with your own speakers to determine what you have.

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Therefore, amps from January 1966 have the date code "OA" (A denotes January) in green ink.

The factory realized its mistake in February because these amps have a "PB" date code in black ink.

Still, I wouldn't be too quick to just glance at that tube chart and accept an "OA" as a January 1965 amp.

The biggest tip off would be the control panels which brings us to interesting factoid #2.

Devin runs Doc's Music in Springfield, Missouri and his interest lies in the woodie and tweed Fender amps made from 1946 through 1960.