I'm pretty well out of good US NOS AX7s now though so I'm gonna have to experiment with some European ones.
Also pulled the EH 6V6s (these things are junk, you can tell just looking at them) and put in a set of JJs I had purchased for my Silvertone 1482.
A super clean, "drip edge" Silverface Deluxe that sounds Incredible.
A lower volumes it has a fantastic clean sound that is bright, ..defined and isn't too compressed. Early update from the blackface models--supposedly uses the same circuitry; recently serviced at a reputable shop; strong Fender sound; rca tubes could stand to be replaced; Fender cover and added on casters; Lipham Music store plaque (Gainesville Florida) local pickup only chassis number A27830 serial number Q478941973 Silverface Fender Vibrolux Reverb Full Blackface Conversion I’m selling my 1973 Vibrolux Reverb Silverface amp, build date February 7, 1973. I bought this amp so that I could leave my 60s Blackface Vibrolux Reverb amp home, but realized quickly that this amp too was a vintage, valuable ...
The G12H must be crazy efficient because man is it loud for a 1x12. I can't help but think it's something else relabeled.
After playing a bit I swapped the EI gold pin 12AT7s in the reverb and phase inverter for a couple NOS period correct RCAs I had stashed. Also put a NOS Tung-Sol 12AX7 in the vib channel input.
Many people consider the silverface amps just as sonically good as the blackface models.
The push/pull volume boost was installed in 1977 by CBS.
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.
: The transformer number tells you when the transformer was made and not necessarily the date the amplifier left the Fender Factory, the “2 Letter” date code on the Tube Chart or QA Sticker actually tells you that and that makes it the most accurate option for dating the month and year it was made....
The type of face, grille cloth, type and number of speakers, type and number of knobs, etc.
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.