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The first letter is the year and the second letter is the month. If the tube chart is not in the amp or has been torn or damaged and you cannot read the ink stamped letters you can date the amp by the codes on the potentiometers.

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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.

If you are unsure if the digit denoting the year is in which decade (1957, 1967, etc.) then try to determine this by the amplifier it is in.

Tweed amps were made from the very early 1950’s through approximately 1960, blonde and brown amps were introduced around 1961 through 1965, blackface amps with black tolex started around 1964 through 1967 and silverface amps took over in 1968.

(I’ve also included a few others brands you might encounter as aftermarket installations.) This should help you identify your speaker.

You also mentioned that you’re looking for a speaker option that decreases the overall volume of your amp.

These were easily the most powerful amplifiers commercially produced back then.

They all had the classic features we're familiar with now: heavy steel chassis, chromed control plates, and heavy pine cases covered with tweed fabric.

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

On the inside wall of your amp cabinet, there may be a tube location sticker which shows the tube layout, model number, production location etc..

The first three digits are the manufacturer’s code. The fourth digit is the year of manufacture and the last two numbers will be the week of manufacture.

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