Fender quad reverb dating
To give an example, a typical Oxford speaker from the ’60s will look something like: 465-217.
465 designating the Oxford EIA code, 2 designating the year 1962, and 17 designating the 17th week of ’62.
A 1990 JAN B 1991 FEB C 1992 MAR D 1993 APR E 1994 MAY F 1995 JUN G 1996 JUL H 1997 AUG I 1998 SEP J 1999 OCT K 2000 NOV L 2001 DEC M 2002 N 2003 O 2004 P 2005 ALL other Fender Amplifiers can be dated by the components inside: In almost every Fender amplifier there are several EIA (manufacturer) codes followed by a date code, typically found on the speaker(s), transformer(s), tubes, caps, and occasionally pots.
The EIA code will consist of 3 numbers followed by a date code of 3 or 4 numbers designating the year and the week.
Are people buying them like that, or changing them over from a 2x12?
The only tip I would have would be to make sure you have a dolly or some way to transport it easily. When you say "original", is that a good thing or a bad thing?You may be thinking of a Vibrosonic which is pretty much a Twin with a 15".I'm not sure but I think a Vibrosonic was an 8 ohm amp where the Twin is a 4 ohm amp. I've got a '69 Twin all cleaned up inside with a JBL D130. Brad Sarno Hi Jason, Many steel players prefer an 15" speaker in their amp for steel guitar use.Actually I don't know about the caps, I was referring to the original Fender speakers and the fact that no mods (BF or otherwise) have been made.In the meantime I've found a 1978 SF Twin for the same price, so I'm gonna check that one out first... Still, I'm hesitant: with the Quad you get 2 speakers more for an equal amount of money. Then again, Quads are less known, less popular and therefore have less resale value. Quad Reverbs and even a Twin are a young man's amp if you ask me. If you have the stock Utah/etc speakers in them they aren't nearly as heavy as when you put JBLs or a heavier speaker.