5 years ago #1
Lutherluke
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The number on the back of the power section says A59871. I was told it was a 71 or 72, But would like to be sure, If anyone knows I do thankyou.

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5 years ago #2
Stringfellow
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After a quick websearch of "Fender Twin Reverb Date Code", I found a few interesting breakdowns of date and production codes, but couldn't decipher the number you have.

Do you have a picture of the label with this number? Are there other numbers on it? I ask because there are more tube reference numbers than production date codes.

If the number you have (A59871) is the code, then I'd agree it may be a '71, or some of the information I read could also say that it was built in the 17th week of '89 (if you read it backwards for amp models built after the '70s).

That's the best I can come up with, right now, but I have a few other sources I'll ask, too.

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5 years ago #3
Lutherluke
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Thanks for trying to help out. I did alot of reserch on the net also and the other night I found a site that said, Check the numbers on the transformer. I did that and according to that number it is a 1973, Made in the 11th week. Now I don't know what to think. The guy I bought it from, Said it had to be a 71 or 72, Because he bought it new, When he also bought his Strat. I have known this guy all my life. But now I am confused about the year. if you can find out anymore, That would be great.
Thankyou for your time.
Lutherluke

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5 years ago #4
Lutherluke
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That number A59871, Is the only number on the back of the chassis. When I researched it, All I found was a site dating them this way as A2 and a number, Something like that, But no A alone.

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5 years ago #5
hank
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hi

while dating is not supposed to be as accurate with serial number as with date stamp on the label or EOI number on the transformer- the serial number you give is i think 1973

see bottom of this page
http://www.tcguitar.com/guitar-accessories/5-dating- fender-tube-amps-by-serial-number-part-5

any help?

hank

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5 years ago #6
Maynard
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Thats what i thought it was also, I can't remember where I found the info anymore.
Hey, Thanks for your help Hank.
Take care

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4 years ago #7
dave
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You've probably already found the answer to this but I found some helpful charts here:

ggjaguar.com/fendamp5.htm

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4 years ago #8
lutherluke
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yes, I did but, I will sure check it out. Thanks alot

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