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Electronic components such as transformers, potentiometers, speakers, and some capacitors are often stamped with a date code, which indicates the manufacturer and the manufacturing date.The code follows the format: = a number from 1 - 52 indicating the week of manufacture.Take a look at this ’62 Fender Princeton Amp, and you’ll see that exact speaker, as well as the typical Schumacher transformers (EIA 606) used in Fender amplifiers.

These are marked with EIA code “831” and are most prevalent during the 1966-68 time period.

Some examples include a '66 Princeton Reverb and ’66 Pro Reverb with Better Coil output transformer, a ‘66 Deluxe Reverb and ‘67 Twin Reverb with Better Coil reverb transformer, and a 1968 Vibro Champ with Better Coil trannies.

Dating Fender Amps 1951-1967 – Tube chart on the inside of the amp is stamped with two letters (A – Q): The first letter designates the year and the second letter designates the month.

A 1951 JAN B 1952 FEB C 1953 MAR D 1954 APR E 1955 MAY F 1956 JUN G 1957 JUL H 1958 AUG I 1959 SEP J 1960 OCT K 1961 NOV L 1962 DEC M 1963 N 1964 O 1965 P 1966 Q 1967 Mid ’70s – early ’80s – Amplifiers are dated much the same way as Fender guitars from the same era: B + 5 digits 1975 – 1976 A6 + 5 digits 1976 A7 + 5 digits 1977 A8 + 5 digits 1978 A9 + 5 digits 1979 F0 + 5 digits 1980 F1 + 5 digits 1981 F2 + 5 digits 1982 – 1983 F3 + 5 digits 1983 – 1984 F4 + 5 digits 1984 – 1985 F9 + 5 digits 1979 – 1980 Dating Contemporary Fender Amplifiers All Fender amplifiers manufactured from 1990 – present include a date code printed on the quality assurance (QA) sticker on the back of the amp chassis, and are dated the by the first letter as the year and the second letter as the month.

The following chart, was originally printed in VG magazine, by Gerald Weber.