Dating vintage jbl speakers

Early silver face amps: Part 2 went into this topic in some detail, but since that article was printed, I have been asked a of questions about this subject.There still seems to be some confusion about how to distinguish between a silverface Fender amp that has the desirable AB763 circuit and one that has the less-desirable AB568/AC568 circuit.Part of the confusion stems from the lack of any AB568 or AC568 tube charts.

Dating vintage jbl speakers

There are also exceptions to the rules where Fender delivered non-standard speakers in special orders, Christmas campaigns etc. See our Buyer’s guide to vintage Fender amps for a guide and picture gallery of the known original speakers in the blackface and silverface amps.

You may compare these with your own speakers to determine what you have.

It’s been over a year since Part 2 of this series was printed, but that’s because I’ve been busy collecting data.

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.

In a BF Vibrolux Reverbs you could have either Jensen, CTS or Oxford, the BF Super Reverbs had Jensen, CTS, Oxford or sometimes JBL, the BF Pro Reverb had Jensen, Oxford or Utah, ++.

In the silverface era Eminence, Oxford, Utah and Rola were more often used and Jensen was phased out.

For those readers who may have joined us recently, I am doing some Fender amp research along with Devin Riebe and Greg Huntington.

Our research efforts are now in their fourth year (will it ever end? Part 1 and Part 2 of this series can be found in the March 1997 and November 1997 issues of TCG, respectively.

Again, I would like to thank everyone who responded to our request for data as outlined in Parts 1 and 2.

The main focus of this article will be speakers found in Fender amps, but before we get into that topic let’s go over a few other areas first.

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