fender bassman 50
hello, james miller here, joined this site to help pinpoint the exact year of a fender bassman 50 head,
any direction would be greatly appreciated, have a great day !: )
picked this up at a garage sale for $20 and pretty stoked, it basically works....
here is what it says on the unit:
Fender Bassman ® 50
Fender Muscal Instruments
Fender Muscal Instruments Fullerton Calif. Made in U.S.A.
Speaker EXT. SPKR (input jacks)
Total Load 4 Ohms
50 Watts RMS 67
2 Amp. Slo-Blo Fuse
Hum Balance (upside down lettering) (input Jack)
Bass Instrument 1 2 (input jacks) Deep (Switch) Volume Treble Bass (Knobs)
Normal 1 2 (input jacks) Bright (Switch) Volume Treble Bass (Knobs)
Master Volume (Knob)
Caution (black sticker with white lettering)
To prevent electric shock, do not remove chassis.
No user servicable parts inside. refer servicing to qualified qualified service personnel
The "A629176" - is it on a QA sticker?
All Fender amplifiers, manufactured after 1989 include a date code on the amplifier.
This code is located on the "QA" (Quality Assurance) sticker, which may be found on the back of the amp chassis. The sticker is a Black and Silver label, which contains several lines for "sign-offs" at the completion of sound and electrical tests, where applicable. The last line will have 2 letters of the alphabet either printed or written by hand. Good luck reading some of the hand written ones. These letters are the production date code for the amplifier. The first letter refers to the year, and the second letter refers to the month of manufacture.
[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2][COLOR=#000000][COLOR=#0000FF]1990-A 1991-B 1992-C 1993-D 1994-E 1995-F 1996-G 1997-H 1998-I
1999-J[/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Arial][SIZE=2][COLOR=#0000FF] 2000-K 2001-L 2002-M 2003-N 2004-O 2005-P
[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][SIZE=3][FONT=arial narrow][COLOR=#000000]There should be a tube location chart inside the cabinet, and that may have a date code stamped on it.[/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE]
The Human Torch was denied a bank loan.
James was so stoked he forgot to come back. Hope he didn't touch the wrong wire.
It's very interesting... these people take time to join and post; but many times don't bother to check back.... what's up with that? Do we HAVE to leave the door open for them?
Bottle Rocket Scientist.....
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