1967 Fender Bandmaster

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A 1967 Bandmaster showed up for repairs. Pretty much virginal, I only see one resistor that’s been replaced.
 

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“T192567”….that was one of the last BF Bandmatsers to go out, I would think since the changeover to Sf cosmetics took place in April, 1967. The 25th week of 1967 spanned June 19 through June 25.
 

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That serial number is not as precise as the chassis stamps…like that one inside..T192567…that is an actual working date for an inspector, iirc. However, that serial number is in the middle of that range.
Those serial number charts that were worked up by those three dedicated Fender amp freaks are accurate except for the time around the ending/beginning of the years. The articles note this, and I have personally witnessed the inexact nature of that time of the year.
The six articles entitled “Dating Fender Amps” are a treasure trove of information. Articles 5&6 contain info on the chassis serial numbers.
 

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“T192567”….that was one of the last BF Bandmatsers to go out, I would think since the changeover to Sf cosmetics took place in April, 1967. The 25th week of 1967 spanned June 19 through June 25.
I have a July 1967 Bassman and August 1967 Super Reverb as well as a March 1967 Pro Reverb, all Blackface.

I have yet to see any BFs with September 1967 tube charts. It appears that August was the final month to ship BFs.... however Ive seen July 1967 Silverface Super Reverbs for sale on Reverb with chassis numbers A23xxx

My August 67 BFSR has a chassis number of A253xx

So they shipped SFSRs before the end of shipping BFSRs. isnt that crazy?
 

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Those black electrolytic capacitors with "Nashville electronics" on them, appear to be only have been used in 1967 amps only. They do not appear in any 1966 or 68 from my online research. I could be wrong of course. The bias cap in my pro reverb was one of those, and it failed shortly after I got it.
 




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