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fender model abbreviations

2/26/2004 10:19 PM
fender model abbreviations
would someone be so kind as to explain to me what the various abbreviations such as 5E3 and 5F4 refer to. this is probably something I'm supposed to know, but for whatever reason, I'm still ignorant on this issue.
2/26/2004 11:27 PM
Chris ( CMW amps )

Hi Andy  
The 5E3 is a late 50s fender tweed Deluxe and the 5F4 is one of the 50s Fender Super amplifiers .  
Almost all pre blackface Fenders do have a unique code , have a look at :  
to see what code matches what model .  
Hope this helps ,  
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2/28/2004 4:38 AM
They are the codes on the schematics which refer to the model. The schematic of the famous '59 Bassman' is labelled "5F6-A"; The tweed Deluxe most folks love was labelled "5E3", etc. It's a convenient way to communicate which exact amp you're discussing. AB763 describes the "black face" amps (across all models) It's tricky to refer to amps by cosmetics bc there is a some variation. Hit some web sites or some of the books that reprint the Fender schematics and you'll quickly see what it's about.  
It does sound odd at first!
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