Dating your fender bassman cts potentiometer dating
If the speakers are original knowing when they were made would mean that week was the very earliest possible time the cab could have been made.On the frame of the speaker will be a series of numbers stamped. The LAST two numbers 01 through 52 indicate the WEEK it was made. Then the numbers left in the middle between the three digit manufacturer code and the two digit week code will be either ONE or TWO digits. Then in the 70's they started using two digits for the year.Most speaker manufacturer codes common in Fender Guitar & Bass amplifiers and cabs are as follows: 67 = EMINENCE (this is a two digit manufacturer code) 73 = JBL (2 digit code) 137 = CTS 220 = JENSEN 285 = ROLA 328 = UTAH 391 = ALTEC LANSING 433 = CLEVELAND 465 = OXFORD 649 = ELECTRO-VOICE 1098 = PYLE (another 4 digit code) Hope that helps! OK the numbers I came up with on the speakers were: 023119 465-808 12T6-9 Then on the wood frame of the cabinet was FO11368 So if I'm reading this right it would be 8th week of 1968 and the speakers are Oxford. I wonder if there is a cabinet code because mine ended in "68" Also there was a number on the bottom of the outside cabinet "P37277" JPMac That is what I would say about the speakers.465 = Oxford Last 2 digits 08 is the week so 8th week and 8 is left to be 1968. I really don't know about the cabinet stamp ending in "68" for sure but that would almost be too much of a coincidence to not mean it was made in 68.Once you know that then you can start speaker shopping.
) then this could be the bargain vintage amp you've been waiting for.
Or take two of the 4 ohm speakers and wire them in series for a 8 ohm load if that is what the amp likes.
It just all depends on the amp you want to use with the cab.
Some good speaker sites are: know this is a old topic, but It addressed what I have to ask.
I found a Bassman 410 cabinet it has tolex, and the plate on the back has it's info, but i can't find out the date of this cabinet.