Dating fender bassman 100
The following chart, was originally printed in VG magazine, by Gerald Weber.If you see any data that is not listed here or notice any errors, for 1970’s and earlier Fender amps, please send us an email and we will update the chart.Late 1971 Stratocaster :3 bolt neck with micro-tilt replaces 4 bolt system. 1976 - 300 PS 1977 - Studio Bass 1978 - Super 6 reverb and Quad reverb disc. 1980 - Known only by their numbers, the 30, the 75 and the 140 (140 only lasts one year).Die-cast 1 piece chrome Mazac tremolo replaces 2 piece steel unit. 2nd string tree added on peghead to hold G and D strings. 1968 - Bronco, Bandmaster Reverb, Dual Showman reverb. 1969 - Super Bassman, Bassman 100, Bassman 135, Bantam Bass. 1972 - Bassman 10, Vibrosonic Reverb, Super 6 reverb, Quad reverb, Bantam Bass disc. Bandmaster Reverb, Dual Showman Reverb, Super Twin, Super Twin reverb, Studio Bass, all disc. 1982 - Champ II, Super Champ, Concert, Bassman 20, RGP-1, RPW-1.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.The Stratocaster was first introduced in spring 1954, it may well be the most popular and copied guitar design ever.Asymmetrical double cutaway body, contoured body on back and on lower bass bout (where forearm rests), 3 single coil pickups with exposed poles, jack angled into top, tremolo standard (but available without special order), 3 knobs (volume, tone, tone), gold plated parts optional till 1967.
Celluloid "mint green" three layer pickguard, with 11 attachment screws (some1959 transitional models have only 9 or 10 screws).
1954 Stratocaster : Contoured ash body, two-color (yellow to brown) sunburst finish.
Thin "spaghetti" peghead decal logo, no patent numbers.
Maple fingerboard optional (2 piece neck, no "skunk stripe").
Peghead decal logo now has 5 patent numbers (2,817,261 added).1966 Stratocaster : Peghead decal has 3 patent numbers (2,741,146 & 3,143,028 & DES 169,062).1968 Stratocaster : Black Fender peghead decal with 2 patent numbers (2,741,146 & 3,143,028).