Since several models can share one chassis type (for example, the early brown 5G7 Bandmaster, 5G5 Pro and 5G12 Concert), this kind of interpretation is inaccurate.Instead, there were approximately 2000 of these chasses produced, which then ended up as one of the three models in question.Plus some splashes/splatters of latex paint on the top.
I'm eye-balling a 57 Deluxe that I hope to purchase from another friend's brother in law.Our Buyer’s guide to vintage Fender amps explains in detail how you can date your amp by looking at serial numbers, tube charts, transformer codes, speaker codes, Fender logo, etc.with a front panel that had a rectangular grill cloth with rounded corners and looked much like a television of that era.In 1953 the cabinet designs were changed to the so-called "Wide Panel" design, with a 5 inch wide tweed covered panel above and below a wider swath of grill cloth.Now you just need to slap a couple nice old Jensen's in there and get it hooked to a head unit, then wail away!
T2Thanks, that's the plan basically, though I don't have the head. It has a few other outer shell issues from being lugged around, but nothing major.The 5D6 was a major departure from the earlier 5B6 Fender Bassman model.Designed by Freddie Tavares, longtime R&D man at Fender, Instead of the single 15" speaker, four 10" Jensen Alnico P10R speakers were used.Initially intended to amplify bass guitars, the 5B6 Bassman was used by musicians for other instrument amplification, including the electric guitar, harmonica, and pedal steel guitars.Besides being a popular and important amplifier in its own right, the Bassman also became the foundation on which Marshall and other companies built their high-gain tube amplifiers. If the Jensen speaker is original to the enclosure, that puts the cab's "birthday" sometime after the 45th week of 1966, which is consistent with the years that Fender produced the small-box Bassman's.