Question: How do you date a Fender Blackface amp?

The tube chart date code works like this: the first letter indicates the year and the second letter indicates the month. So if your blackface amp has a date code stamp of OB, it was made in 1965/February. If your tweed champ is stamped HH, it was made in 1958/August.

Why are they called blackface amps?

Certain words and phrases pique the interest of vintage guitar players and collectors worldwide, like “Burst,” “Blackguard,” “Plexi,” and “Blackface.” Named for their black control panels, Blackface Fender amps are one of the companys most famous and coveted product series.

Are old Fender amps good?

But secondly, and most importantly, is the simple fact that Fender still make great amps, including reissues of some of their most classic, vintage models. Theyre the best way to get that classic Fender look and tone, without needing to travel back in time.

When did Fender stop making Blackface amps?

The Blackface Fender amplifiers were produced between 1964 and 1967. The first (1964) blackface amps had white knobs. After 1964 the amps had skirted black knobs. The blackface cosmetics were discontinued in late 1967; they returned for a brief period in 1981 before their discontinuation the following year.

How do you date a Fender Champ?

The tube chart date code works like this: the first letter indicates the year and the second letter indicates the month. So if your blackface amp has a date code stamp of OB, it was made in 1965/February. If your tweed champ is stamped HH, it was made in 1958/August.

Does Fender still make amps?

The Fender Musical Instruments Corporation has continuously manufactured guitar amplifiers since their foundation, Leo Fender began building guitar amplifiers before he started manufacturing electric guitars.

How many watts is a Fender Twin Reverb?

85 watts With four Groove Tube 6L6 output tubes in the engine room, the Fender Twin Reverb supplies copious clean headroom, delivering a hefty 85 watts into 4 ohms. Guitarists at Sweetwater love the way the Twin takes guitar pedals.

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