Dating fender amps musicmaster bass
SERIAL NUMBERS and APPROXIMATE PRODUCTION DATES 1965 to 1976 In 1982 the Vintage Series of guitars was introduced.
That Music Master Bass amp or Silverface Champ that you could have bought all day for 50 bucks as recently as 2 years ago can run as high as 350-400 on ebay now.We work hard to find great tube amps that will work for the long haul and sound amazing.All of our amps get a check up before we sell them.Actually, when I bought my head, it was in a Blackface box...which confused me for a long time until I realized what had happened.I have a few other jpegs of other silverface equipment I know the owners of.I'm also not going to get too deeply into technical details of circuitry.
I apologize in advance if I got a date wrong, a model wrong, etc.
I also have a small amount of knowledge of and experience in working on tube amps.
This is intended to be an informative article for the uninformed, and is purposely not terribly specific.
Though, hopefully no one will bid on those that are that high. But, they are still available at killer prices, if for no other reason, there are many of them still available..a silverfaced amp was passed over in the 80's and 90's by someone that HAD to have a tweed or blackfaced one.
I recently purchased a 1972 Silverface Champ for 40 bucks.
I am not an expert on amps, Fender amps, or Silverface Fender amps. I am merely someone that loves old gear, appreciates Silverface amps, loves to write, and loves history.