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The first amplifiers made in-house by Fender is the Woodie series, built in 1946 through 1948.They included the Model 26 Deluxe, the Princeton, and the Professional.Eventually, I thought, I'll get a rough idea what the highest and lowest s/ns were.Subtract one from the other and I'll have a rough-cut figure for how many were made. PRII owners were kind enough to start sending their serial numbers in. and Canadian English) or (thermionic) valve (outside North America) is a device generally used to amplify, or otherwise modify, a signal by controlling the movement of electrons in an evacuated space.
For most purposes, the vacuum tube has been replaced by the much smaller and less expensive transistor, either as a discrete device or in an integrated circuit.You may compare these with your own speakers to determine what you have.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.In a BF Vibrolux Reverbs you could have either Jensen, CTS or Oxford, the BF Super Reverbs had Jensen, CTS, Oxford or sometimes JBL, the BF Pro Reverb had Jensen, Oxford or Utah, .In the silverface era Eminence, Oxford, Utah and Rola were more often used and Jensen was phased out.