Dating a fender bassman amp

04 Sep

Shortly thereafter, the Bassman would become the most sought after amplifier for country and rock guitar and bass players.

Bassmans that were manufactured in the 50s and 60s are known to resell in the ,000 to ,000 range.

You should be able to find a number stamped somewhere on the speaker’s frame.

The format may look like this: 220 637 Here the number 220 designates the speaker as a Jensen, and 637 indicates a production date of the 37th week of 1956 or 1966.

by Frank Stroupe ***WARNING-There are voltages inside of a tube guitar amp that can KILL you.

There are components in the amp that hold live current long after the amplifier is unplugged.

Hi Jeff, I was just reading some of your responses about Jonny Lang’s Deluxe Reverb amps. I have a 1965 Deluxe Reverb and am trying to figure out if it has a Utah or some other kind of speaker. I also have one of the newer Fender Pro Reverb amps with an effects loop and a silverface Twin Reverb with a volume control. Steve Goldner San Diego Hi Steve, Thanks for your questions. Figuring out which manufacturer’s speaker is in your amp shouldn’t pose a problem unless it’s some aftermarket mystery speaker with no markings.

As a teenager he developed an interest in electronics, and soon was building and repairing radios for fellow classmates.

That Music Master Bass amp or Silverface Champ that you could have bought all day for 50 bucks as recently as 2 years ago can run as high as 350-400 on ebay now.

Though, hopefully no one will bid on those that are that high. But, they are still available at killer prices, if for no other reason, there are many of them still available..a silverfaced amp was passed over in the 80's and 90's by someone that HAD to have a tweed or blackfaced one.

After high school, Leo Fender became a bookkeeper for employment while he still did radio repair at home.

After holding a series of jobs, Fender opened up a full scale radio repair shop in 1939.