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FDP Forum / Fender Amps: Vintage (before 1985) / 1968 Dual Showman reverb--no drip edge?

dannymac

usa

Feb 24th, 2012 10:11 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Is it possible for a 68 DSR not to have the drip edge?

RivEraEra

usa/east bay sf

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Feb 24th, 2012 10:24 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My '68 SR is missing the drip edge, but you can tell that there's a bit of a gap between grill cloth and cabinet that would have been taken up by the drip edge, so it appears someone removed it along the way. Is there a somewhat sizable gap on your DSR?

dannymac

usa

Feb 24th, 2012 10:35 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It is an amp that is for sale locally to me. The owner explained it was a 68, but had no drip edge. I am going to see it today. I suppose the codes on the transformers and pots will tell the true tale, but I will look for the gap like you mentioned. I had read online (so it has to be true!) that the very earliest silver faced DSR did not have the drip edge and also had a very small back panel. Mystery, fact or just BS? I don't know. Never heard of it before.

roadhog96

USA / CT.

Feb 24th, 2012 11:25 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Why don't you just check the serial number to see what year it is. I've seen so many SF amps that were said to be a 67, 68, or 69 and they were wrong on the year. Can't always go by just the transformer codes either. The first SF amps had the drip edge. I remember these amps well. I lived for these amps back in the 60's. I used them and had all the factory literature and never seen any model without the drip edge till they actually dropped it in production about mid 69.,

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Feb 24th, 2012 03:04 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

In '68 I'd say that was pretty much impossible. The drip edge could have been removed, the head could be in a later cab or the date is just plain wrong as above.

Twangmeister
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Feb 28th, 2012 02:23 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I remember ripping the drip edge off the baffles of my Twin and Bassman in 1971. Drip edge made them look "old"

Ultimately my Twin ended up with some nice blue and red paisley grill cloth and the Bassman had persimmon-colored grillcloth.

The removed drip edge leaves a gap to easily fit a flat edge screwdriver tip all around the baffle.

Hammond101
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Feb 28th, 2012 02:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"The removed drip edge leaves a gap to easily fit a flat edge screwdriver tip all around the baffle."

Why would you want to put a screwdriver in that gap? The drip edge amps of late '67 through early '69 had bolt in baffle boards and grill. I believe all drip edge amps had bolt in baffles.

The velco grills came about 71-72.

"Drip edge made them look "old"

Isn't it amazing how our tastes change? Now people put black faceplate on silver face amps to make them "look" old.



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Feb 29th, 2012 06:15 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

""Drip edge made them look "old"

Isn't it amazing how our tastes change? Now people put black faceplate on silver face amps to make them "look" old."

I wouldn't change a thing about my '68 Deluxe Reverb. I think the drip-edge amps look pretty cool just as they were designed and built.

Rocky_Strat

USA

Feb 29th, 2012 03:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yea, it's funny how the trends change. I recall snubbing my nose at friends blackface amps when I had my SF amp. They just looked old and fuddy duddy to me.

Well I've changed my tune now but then again I'm now an old fuddy duddy ;-)

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Mar 2nd, 2012 06:25 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"The removed drip edge leaves a gap to easily fit a flat edge screwdriver tip all around the baffle."

I was a little obsessive-compulsive about centering the baffle after removing the drip edge and used four flat edge screwdrivers to keep it centered while I retightened the baffle.

"I recall snubbing my nose at friends blackface amps when I had my SF amp. They just looked old and fuddy duddy to me."

I was offered a late blackface Twin Reverb at that time. I took a silverface Twin because it looked newer and was rated 100 WRMS insread of 87.

Like it really mattered. ;>)

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