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Is it possible to date this serial: T/ 10333

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Is it possible to date this serial: T/ 10333

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Is there another letter before or after the 10333?
If the "T/" is printed and the number is stamped, the T/ would stand for 50w Tremolo.
If it's a stamped T, then 1985.
Amp model and a pic would be helpful.
 

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That's a 10,000 series serial number, so probably 1968 or 1969. Some good photos of the amp, and chassis, inside and out, would be helpful. Given that 10350 is a 1969 edition, it's likely that yours is also a '69.

Here is some reference material of other amps of this type and year range to refer to.

 

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It's potentially for sale but very, very rough. Would 68-69 be plexi or metal? Thanks for the input. I'm just trying to get idea what it is before making a drive. It may not even be functional or need lots of work.
 

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It would be a plexi from 1968 if it all checks out.
Restoring these things is rarely economically sensible more labour of love🥹😂
 

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Serial dating is sadly a thing of the past for me these days! Sorry, it had to be said! 🤣
 

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^ not sure what that means lol. At this point I really have no idea what condition it is in. I did expect it to be 68-69. I think it has metal panel but the owner doesnt know much about it. I may be able to get it cheap if the repairs are significant. I have been looking for a project like this so might be up my alley. I am not too familiar with the tremolo but I like what I hear on youtube clips.
 

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Metal panels started in mid '69 according to all the information I have.
 

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early 69 would be TA serial number and still plexi. If later and has A ,C,D or E suffix etc depending on year (these would all be metal panels).
 

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^ not sure what that means lol. At this point I really have no idea what condition it is in. I did expect it to be 68-69. I think it has metal panel but the owner doesnt know much about it. I may be able to get it cheap if the repairs are significant. I have been looking for a project like this so might be up my alley. I am not too familiar with the tremolo but I like what I hear on youtube clips.

Do you have any pics? Metal panel could be a replacement.

I think the 10xxx type serial numbers appeared in '67 also.
 

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Typically, 'T/A' prefix is '69 and 'T/' prefix is '67-'68.
 

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My understanding was that T/ stood for trem model, which is what OP has?

What @TAZIN said is correct.

Both "T/" (what the OP has) and "T/A" refer to tremolo models. "T/" came first, and appeared in '67/'68. Then "T/A" started appearing around the start of '69 (not sure when the exact cutoffs were - the alignment with years could be loose/coincidental).

Important not to confuse these prefixes with the "A" suffix, which denotes '69-'70 production. These suffixes continued on to "C" ('71), "D" ('72) etc. and are a reliable indicator of year.
 

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What @TAZIN said is correct.

Both "T/" (what the OP has) and "T/A" refer to tremolo models. "T/" came first, and appeared in '67/'68. Then "T/A" started appearing around the start of '69 (not sure when the exact cutoffs were - the alignment with years could be loose/coincidental).

Important not to confuse these prefixes with the "A" suffix, which denotes '69-'70 production. These suffixes continued on to "C" ('71), "D" ('72) etc. and are a reliable indicator of year.
Cool! Thx
 


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