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FDP Forum / Fender Amps: Vintage (before 1985) / B/F amp chassis numbers ?

kart24
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Jul 22nd, 2018 06:55 PM   Edit   Profile  

Could a B/F Showman and a B/F Twin Reverb have the same number stamped on the back of the chassis? Or are the numbers specific to each model or individual amp. IE "A00739"/"A09725"

I'm trying to ID some old bare chassis' that I have had since the 60's. Thanks, Dave

(This message was last edited by kart24 at 09:22 PM, Jul 22nd, 2018)

Hammond101
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Jul 23rd, 2018 11:04 AM   Edit   Profile  

In the black face era, the Showman and the Twin had very different chassis' that had different width, number of tube socket holes etc.

The later silver face Dual Showman Reverb, sold as a head only, was identical to the silver face Twin Reverb electronically.

As far as I know the serial numbers stamped on the back of the chassis are unique.

kart24
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Jul 23rd, 2018 07:14 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks for the info. So the stamped numbers can't be used to tell what amp they came from?

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Jul 23rd, 2018 08:57 PM   Edit   Profile  

"So the stamped numbers can't be used to tell what amp they came from?"

The amps you are talking about all came from the Fender factory in Calif. Google "dating Fender amps" and you can find some more detailed info. I have it all printed off but I could never find it today.

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Jul 23rd, 2018 09:43 PM   Edit   Profile  

There is some interesting info here.

Dating Fender amps by S/N

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stl80
Jul 24th, 2018 08:12 AM   Edit   Profile  

Nice link. Thanks.
Jim

Hammond101
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Jul 24th, 2018 02:10 PM   Edit   Profile  

Jim, Some photos of the chassis' would help identify them. The serial number will tell us the approx. time of manufacture but nothing about the model.

kart24
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Jul 24th, 2018 04:33 PM   Edit   Profile  

Roger. Thank you very much for the info. Dave

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