Dating fender bassman
Until the introduction of the Fender Squier series, Fender had never produced lower priced guitars based on its main Stratocaster and Telecaster models and had always used different model designs for its lower priced guitars.
In the late 1970s and early 1980s Fender was facing competition from lower priced Japanese made guitars.
Tube layout and tube replacements AA1164 Tube layout (Seen from behind, V1 is to the right side) V1 12ax7 = Preamp V2 12at7 = Reverb send V3 12ax7 = 1/2 Reverb recovery and 1/2 Reverb mix V4 12ax7 = 1/2 Vibrato and 1/2 Phase inverter V5 6V6 = Power tube #1 V6 6V6 = Power tube #2 V7 5U4GB = Rectifier tube Summary The Princeton Reverb is the smallest blackface/silverface Fender amp with both tremolo and reverb.
With a 10 inch speaker run by a 12-15W dual 6V6 amp, it delivers a true “American” Fender tone with punchy, responsive lows together with chimey highs.
When it is cranked it tends to sound a bit “browner” than the bigger two-channel amps, meaning more breakup in the lower frequencies and mid-focused tone.
Much of this is due to an unefficient phase inverter circuit design.
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We consider these amps the most versatile, robust and best sounding Fender amps.
It’s unknown if the tweed covering was a mistake (“Oops, I thought this was a 4x10 Bassman cabinet that I was covering”) or intentional, perhaps as a special order.
Non-Schumacher transformers – It’s been universally accepted that Fender only used Schumacher transformers on amps made in the 1960s and 1970s.
It was established in 1890 by Victor Carroll Squier in Battle Creek, Michigan. By 1975, Squier became defunct as a manufacturer and a brand name for strings, as Fender opted to market its strings under the Fender brand name.
Squier Company manufactured strings for violins, banjos, and guitars.