Dating a fender twin reverb
Then the terrible truth dawned on me: they WERE all mixed up; Fender had decided to change their 35-year-old system of serial numbering so that, starting in 1982, every amp had a unique number.
I would have to collect data for ALL the amp types, just to work out how many were made of mine.
latest updates; small changes to a few amp batches dates, Dec 2015, Feb 2016, July 2016, Sep 2016, March 2017 small changes to 4 amp batches, Nov 2015 typos found, two edits, thanks Ben H, June 20 info updated, totals unchanged Oct 2014 really nifty table design Aug 2014 small data and totals updates Jan 2014 (info updated In 2002 I acquired a Princeton Reverb II. Fender don't part with that kind of information*, so as part of the website I developed for this amp's care and feeding, I put out a call for serial numbers.
Their G12C/S speaker is listed as 99.79 d B, while their G12C is listed at 96.10 d B.
The G12C is more than three d B lower, which equates to approximately half the loudness of the C/S.
Jeff Bober is one of the godfathers of the low-wattage amp revolution.
He co-founded and was originally the principal designer for Budda Amplification, though he launched EAST Amplification (eastamplification.com) in 2010.