Fender super reverb dating
I remember two 'suits' from upstairs standing behind me occasionally doing time studies.They actually held clipboards and stopwatches to measure how long it took for me to attach various parts.I think in the corners of the boxes were older pots remaining from earlier dates... Like I said, there were 5 or 6 of us at the benches every day.leftovers.” Regarding production he recounted the following information: “I think I remember being 'pushed' to come up with 30 of the simpler chassis (Super Reverb? But it wasn't always 'cool guitar' amps, sometimes I was making Fender Rhodes Satellite amps on bent aluminum, sometimes only Champs.Note the check boxes for DOM (domestic US model), EXP (export model), CSA (Canada model), STD (standard) and SPEC (special).I have to wonder how often Fender used the SPEC check box and what features a “special” amp or cabinet would have?!It’s unknown if the tweed covering was a mistake (“Oops, I thought this was a 4x10 Bassman cabinet that I was covering”) or intentional, perhaps as a special order.
One thing we know for sure is that production codes can help date an amp to a particular month within a given model run.These units look, and apparently sound, just like the Schumacher-made units so it’s easy to overlook that “831” code.