Dating fender deluxe reverb serial number
I remember two 'suits' from upstairs standing behind me occasionally doing time studies.
They actually held clipboards and stopwatches to measure how long it took for me to attach various parts.
Note the check boxes for DOM (domestic US model), EXP (export model), CSA (Canada model), STD (standard) and SPEC (special).
I have to wonder how often Fender used the SPEC check box and what features a “special” amp or cabinet would have?!
Of course I tended to hurry more when they were there, and I would fumble more, too.” Another really interesting fact was that he recalled that the eyelet boards were loaded/wired/soldered in Mexico!
“I remember the circuit boards were pre-made, from Mexico, easy to screw into the chassis. When we had filled our cart we'd wheel it over to the Chicano chicks.
Also note the vertical black lines on the control panel (found on earliest silverface amps) and the large ceramic power resistors coming off the power tube sockets which indicates the AB568 circuit. But really, these cabs were large because they were of a “special design” that “greatly improves tone and volume without distortion, and permits optimum performance of the speakers.” At least that’s the reason according to the ’69 catalog.
Also, another thing I’ve never seen before is a what appears to be a shipping tag of some sort (see photo).
The boss came around and said what we'd be building. Probably the same as the pots and transformers that we just dug out of the boxes.
One has to wonder where all those factory original export back panels are! Another interesting tidbit is that a lot of Fenders were imported into Australia in the late 1950s and early 1960s that were stock 110-volt (domestic US) units.
The Australian Fender Distributor then installed 240V - 110V stepdown transformers in the bottom of the cabinets.
I think in the corners of the boxes were older pots remaining from earlier dates... Like I said, there were 5 or 6 of us at the benches every day.
leftovers.” Regarding production he recounted the following information: “I think I remember being 'pushed' to come up with 30 of the simpler chassis (Super Reverb? But it wasn't always 'cool guitar' amps, sometimes I was making Fender Rhodes Satellite amps on bent aluminum, sometimes only Champs.