Deluxe reverb dating
I'd trust his opinion and bet my Egnater he's right.Tranny and pot codes are the most reliable way to date a Fender amp._________________"Here's why reliability is job one: A great sounding amp that breaks down goes from being a favorite piece of gear to a useless piece of crap in less time than it takes to read this sentence." -- BRUCE ZINKYAlso, the cabinetry yields some clues.This had never been done in the past, as Fender had only built the Deluxe and its derivatives as combo amps (that is to say an amp with the speaker built in).
He knows the history and circuitry of these thing inside and out.
Output on the amp was diminished to 20 watts and a solid-state rectifier was used. Gain, master volume, and presence controls were added.