Dating fender bassman ten
The 4x10 Bassman used the prefix "BM" while the piggyback Bassman used the prefix "BP." The reverb units have the prefix "R." In addition, the tweed Super, Pro and Bandmaster sometimes have the prefix "S" in the serial number.
The blackface and silverface amps (late 1963 to 1980) generally have serial numbers begin with the prefix "A." However, it appears that these were not used sequentially across all models.
First I would like to thank everyone who responded to our request for data as outlined in the initial article that was printed in March 1997 issue of TCG.
Most notably, I'd like to thank Jeff Lacio for his contributions to our research.
Dating Fender Tube Amps By Serial Number, Part 2 by Greg Gagliano Copyright 1997, 20th Century Guitar Magazine.
In the fall of 1965, Fender switched from stamping these numbers in black ink, to dark green ink.His particular area of expertise is in Fender amps made from about 1960 through 1967.Devin runs Doc's Music in Springfield, Missouri and his interest lies in the woodie and tweed Fender amps made from 1946 through 1960.Our evidence is that we are finding some serial numbers duplicated between models.For example, serial number A00121 has been found on a Champ dated November 1964 and a Vibrolux Reverb dated February 1965.