Dating fender blues deville amplifier serial

The last line will have 2 letters of the alphabet either printed or written by hand. 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.In the table below, for example, a “CE” date code indicates a production date of May 1992.

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Several different types, in vertical and diagonal weaves, were used.

Please note that it’s quite difficult to precisely determine the production date of early Fender amps.

I made the mistake of thinking the hand written letters at the top of the sticker were the date code. 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.

Ok, I've been researching this and I keep finding the same answer. I checked two guitars made by fender five years a part.

Every article I read says that on fender amps after 1989, the 2 letters at the beginning of the serial number denote the year and the month (respectively). Now that seems firm to me untill I checked othe dates and found the Euro way of dating puts the day then the month. The older was dated the usa way, the newer the euro way.

DATING EARLY FENDER AMPLIFIERSDating early Fender amplifiers is sometimes quite challenging.

While dating Fender amps made before 1994 by serial number is all but impossible (as records of these numbers were never kept), all hope is not lost—the charts below should prove helpful in dating your Fender amp.

And the only De Ville schematic they post is for the original De Ville, not the reissue. I'd like to get the info on test points and specs so I can run different tubes in it. I missed the Blues Deluxe I traded out not too long ago.

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