All Fender amplifiers manufactured from 1990 to the present include a date code, printed on the quality assurance (QA) sticker on the back of the amp chassis.This black-and-silver sticker contains several lines for “sign-offs” on completion of sound and electrical testing.
Please note that it’s quite difficult to precisely determine the production date of early Fender amps.
Although the dates derived using the charts below will likely be a good approximation, they should not be considered exact.
Our Buyer’s guide to vintage Fender amps explains in detail how you can date your amp by looking at serial numbers, tube charts, transformer codes, speaker codes, Fender logo, etc.
Lots of different speakers were used in the blackface and silverface era Fender amps.
All Fender amplifiers, manufactured after 1989 include a date code on the amplifier.
This code is located on the "QA" (Quality Assurance) sticker, which may be found on the back of the amp chassis.
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On early amps, this material was varnished to make it a more durable covering.