Fender silverface twin reverb dating
Electronic components such as transformers, potentiometers, speakers, and some capacitors are often stamped with a date code, which indicates the manufacturer and the manufacturing date.
The code follows the format: = a number from 1 - 52 indicating the week of manufacture.
It also weighed a ton (well, 70 pounds, but it feels like a ton when you’re hauling one around).• Convert circuit to Blackface specification (see below).Blackfacing: This term refers to the conversion of Fender Silverface (SF) amps (which were built from around 1968 to around 1980) to the more desirable Blackface (BF) circuit configuration (circa 1964 to 1967). for a much lower cost than purchasing a vintage BF model.Where the other Fender amps break up at around 4 on the volume knob, the Twin stays clean up to almost 6 and will hold up against heavy drummers and bass players with clean notes sharp as a knife edge.This is exactly what the amp is made for, being played unmiked in in a gospel band in a 300-seat church every Sunday.