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For instance, he confirmed our assumption that the amp chassis were put into stock after being stamped with serial numbers and that the chassis were pulled from the stock bins randomly (just as with Fender guitar neck plates).
He recalled, “We just went to a big bin every morning and loaded our wheeled rack with a batch of whatever chassis we were working on that day.
Working at FMI – I was able to interview a fellow (who wishes to remain anonymous) who worked at Fender in 1972-73 in the amp department.
They were something to behold, all chatting away while soldering so quickly, it didn't hardly seem like they were looking at the amps.
It would be more accurate to say that approx 650 of each of these models were produced in ’60.
Oddlings – Yet another printing error has surfaced, this time from the FEI (pre-CBS) days.
After that the foreman would add the tubes, turn 'em on and set the bias.” Export models – We’ve confirmed that Fender amps were distributed by Hagstrm in Sweden.
Not only that, but to meet Swedish safety codes, Hagstrm removed the external voltage selector switch (fitted to all blackface and silverface export models) and hardwired it internally (see photos).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.