Dating fender bassman 100
A small aluminum shielding plate is installed underneath the pickguard that covers the control cavity. Also available without tremolo (known as a "hardtail" model). 1958 Stratocaster : Sunburst finish changed to three colors (red added).
1959-1964 style Stratocaster Mid 1959 Statocaster : Slab Rosewood fingerboard with white "clay" position dots.
1975 Stratocaster : Black 3 layer pickguard, black knobs and black pickup covers. That is, black pickguards with white knobs and covers are seen first, followed by black pickguards and black knobs and covers.1976 Stratocaster : Serial number moves to peghead decal. (also the final year of the most sought after Fender Narrow-panel Bassman)1961 - Showman, Showman 12, showman 15, Harvard disc. 1965 - It's official as CBS takes over and Fender Musical Instruments Co. 1986 - Deluxe Reverb, Deluxe reverb II, Princeton Reverb, Princeton Reverb II, Super Champ, Twin Reverb and Twin Reverb II, all disc. 1990 - Super 112, 59 bassman reissue, 63 Vibroverb reissue. Dual Showman and Dual Showman Reverb bring Red knob era to a close, as they are disc.
Single layer, white vinyl pickguard with 8 attachment screws. Each nickel plated saddle is stamped "Fender Pat Pend" (note reissue models are stamped "Fender Fender"). Spring 1957 Stratocaster : Vinyl plastic knobs and pickup covers replace "bakelite".It'd be awesome if you could upgrade to a modern browser, especially Chrome and Firefox as that is the best out there right now. You might find some of the information useful in determining which speaker would be best suited to your application.The picture is a section of the basket rim of a speaker.Electronic components such as transformers, potentiometers, speakers, and some capacitors are often stamped with a date code, which indicates the manufacturer and the manufacturing date.The code follows the format: = a number from 1 - 52 indicating the week of manufacture.