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The biggest tip off would be the control panels which brings us to interesting factoid #2.

After CBS bought Fender in January 1965, there were still plenty of control panels for various models that were in stock.

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The Champ has a "C" prefix, the Harvard an "H" prefix, the Princeton a "P" prefix, the Vibrolux a "F" prefix, and the Deluxe a "D" prefix.New panels made after the CBS acquisition were used beginning in April 1965 and say "Fender Musical Instruments." So, if you have January 1965 amp, it will have a Fender Electric Instruments panel whereas a January 1966 amp (even though it has that green "OA" date stamp) will have Fender Musical Instruments. Although the database doesn't have thousands upon thousands of entries, we are seeing some interesting patterns emerging that will help date amps by serial number. The early amps (woodie and tweed) had serial numbers handwritten on the tube chart.These appear to be used sequentially independent of model.Greg and Devin's experience meshed well with mine since I'm essentially the blackface/silverface amp guy (amps made between 19) in the group.Additionally, Greg and Devin also had data that they had been collecting from Fender amps for years. Everything is confidential, we don't make record of who owns what amp in the database.

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They are not of a concern with dating as only the 2 letter date codes on whichever chart or sticker and the transformer number comes into play for that....