Dating new fender amps
Remember, your amp is newer than the newest component.
For example, if you find pots from late ‘64 and transformers from early ’65, you can be pretty sure your amp is a 1965.
Speakers, tubes and caps needs to be replaced and these will affect the tone a lot.
In addition to that we’ll present some other tricks how to make it smaller, bigger, cleaner, darker, brighter, firmer or looser.
Its strength lies in the sweetness and early breakup caused by the smaller transformers than the Super Reverb, Vibroverb and Pro Reverb.
You’ll need schematics to implement some of these mods. We usually start with explaining a mod from a functional perspective where we relate to components in the logical schematics diagram.We would like to talk about one very cool BF Vibrolux we came over in 2010.It was loaded with one Weber 10A150 and one Jensen C10q delivering together a decent, loud clean sound and with firm lows.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.
You can hear the sparkling tones coming from the Jensen C10q supported by the strong lower mids from the Weber.