Dating silverface vibrolux
Several different types, in vertical and diagonal weaves, were used.
Please note that it’s quite difficult to precisely determine the production date of early Fender amps.
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We would like to talk about one very cool BF Vibrolux we came over in 2010.
Although the dates derived using the charts below will likely be a good approximation, they should not be considered exact.
In general, Fender amps that don’t have rubber-stamped tube sticker date codes have EIA numbers on their transformers that might enable determination of the production date.
In the table below, for example, a “CE” date code indicates a production date of May 1992.
On the inside of the cabinets of most Fender amps made after 1950 and before 1970, there might be a “tube location” sticker.
First, it will be useful to you to understand the following five terms in order to choose the correct chart for dating your amp: refers to the two-tone woven fabric that covered many early amplifiers.
On early amps, this material was varnished to make it a more durable covering.They are detailed reference resources with a wealth of information on determining the production years of various amplifiers and on Fender history in general.