Dating fender bassman
is a source to vintage Fender guitar amps, mostly blackface and silverface models from the 1960s and 1970s.
We explain how good maintenance, mods, tubes, speakers and circuitry components affect your tone and how you may shape it to fit your own musical style and preferences.
Where can I find the specifications on this amp & any ideas how old this model is? I am a little bit confused though: is it a bass guitar amp or a electric 6 string guitar amp?
Where can I find the specifications on this amp & any ideas how old this model is?
It’s all about breakup, sag, sustain, compression and harmonics in speakers, tubes, transformers and capacitors.
Besides, no article in the Dating Fender Amps by Serial Number series would be complete without some interesting information, n’est ce pas?These are marked with EIA code “606” which is the company number for Schumacher.Well, this universal “truth” was debunked when we found a bunch of amps with transformers made by the Better Coil and Transformers company.These units look, and apparently sound, just like the Schumacher-made units so it’s easy to overlook that “831” code.Working at FMI – I was able to interview a fellow (who wishes to remain anonymous) who worked at Fender in 1972-73 in the amp department.