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Dating Fender Amps – Using the Fender Tube Chart

In Gears on January 2, 2010 at 2:03 pm

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Look inside the amp (but don’t stick you hand in there, even after being unplugged the amp may retain a dangerous electrical charge), there should be a tube chart on most amps.  On this chart there is a hand stamped date code consisting of 2 letters.   For example AD would be April 1990 and DG would be July 1954.

Fender Amp Date Codes

Letter Code

Vintage Year

Reissue Year

Month

A

1990

January

B

1991

February

C

1953

1992

March

D

1954

1993

April

E

1955

1994

May

F

1956

1995

June

G

1957

1996

July

H

1958

1997

August

I

1959

1998

September

J

1960

1999

October

K

1961

November

L

1962

December

M

1963

N

1964

O

1965

P

1966

Q

1967

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