Dating fender amps chassis

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Tube amps are particularly popular with serious musicians.

Many musicians prefer to play vintage Fender, Marshall and Gibson amps.

Looking at the chart below we can see that there was a pretty consistent numbering scheme for the vintage tweed Fender Champs.

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On my 1959 tweed Champ amplifier, the serial number is located right in front of the fuse cap.The simplest vacuum tubes resemble incandescent light bulbs in that they have a filament sealed in a glass envelope which has been evacuated of all air.When hot, the filament releases electrons into the vacuum: a process called thermionic emission.It is stamped into the chrome chassis with a white letter “C” (for Champ) and the serial number, also in white.As you can see from the photo below, the serial number of my amp is C 09556.

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