Dating fender cts speakers

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There are other ways but the above is a more accurate method.Per Blue Book and Fender Consumer Relations Department.Make note that a source code beginning with 220 was made by Jenson, 328 by Utah, 285 Rola, 137 CTS and 134 by Centralab.Amps with Utah speakers are usually dated to 1945 and earlier, and Rola speakers from the late 1940ss and early 1950s.Fender’s amps, unlike their guitars, are not tracked by the serial number.In order to date a Fender amp or provide the value, you need to know one of the below: * The 2 letter date code rubber stamped on the Tube Chart, or * The 2 letter date code on the QA Sticker, or * The Transformer Number that starts with “606-XX-XX”, with the 3 or 4 Xs being the unknown numbers that need to be provided by the owner of the amplifier asking the question.Find the source code stamp, which is a series of six or seven numbers, that will be stamped on the speaker.The stamp can be found on any part of the speaker, but it will be readily visible no matter the location.

The extra numbers in blue color are serial numbers I added. Prefer local pick-up but I will ship at buyers expense.only come into play when you’re trying to value the amplifier in the Blue Book for Guitar Amplifiers per the model description that is provided.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....Jenson speakers are from the 1950s, and CTS and Centralab speakers were used from the 1960s onward.This is good to know if you have a six number source code as the year number can then be lined up with the right decade to properly identify the year the amp was made.

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