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Fender Showman amp

Can anyone help me identify what year my amp was made and how much it would be worth ? It is a Fender Showman black panel combo with silver mesh front, 240v 50/60hz 300watts with 2x12" original Fender Musical Instrument speakers. s/n (I think) F309105. 020692 235-8310B.
Hoping you can help
Bob

Re: Fender Showman amp

well bob it's hard to tell you with out even seing the amp!
But try to find fender amp books where you can look up serial number.

Re: Fender Showman amp

: Can anyone help me identify what year my amp was made and how much it would be worth ? It is a Fender Showman black panel combo with silver mesh front, 240v 50/60hz 300watts with 2x12" original Fender Musical Instrument speakers. s/n (I think) F309105. 020692 235-8310B.
: Hoping you can help
: Bob

Hi Bob, I'm sorry I can't help qith your query,
but have you had any luck could you let me know
the result? I too have a Fender Showman combo
which I know almost nothing about. I would be
very grateful if you could help.

Stewart

Fender, LaBrea Model

I've recently aquired the subject guitar. It is in mint condition and
has been recently professionalized. It's matched flame maple front
and back. I would like to know it's approximate value.

Re: Fender, LaBrea Model

: I've recently aquired the subject guitar. It is in mint condition and
: has been recently professionalized. It's matched flame maple front
: and back. I would like to know it's approximate value.

I have one also, i use it for camping and to take places I would never take a good guitar to.

Re: Fender, LaBrea Model

Actually this is not a follow up, It's a question. I was wondering if anyone has the wiring diagram for the Labrea. The guitar that I got only had the holder for the vol and tone controls, plus the pickup. any help would be apprieciated, thanks.

Re: Fender, LaBrea Model

: I've recently aquired the subject guitar. It is in mint condition and
: has been recently professionalized. It's matched flame maple front
: and back. I would like to know it's approximate value.

Re: Fender, LaBrea Model

: : I've recently aquired the subject guitar. It is in mint condition and
: : has been recently professionalized. It's matched flame maple front
: : and back. I would like to know it's approximate value.
the guitars a korean piece of shit, i've had one since like 1988, and after a few years, it gets dead spots, and buzzes, and everything, get rid of it!!!

Re: Fender, LaBrea Model

: : I've recently aquired the subject guitar. It is in mint condition and
: : has been recently professionalized. It's matched flame maple front
: : and back. I would like to know it's approximate value.
the guitars a korean piece of shit, i've had one since like 1988, and after a few years, it gets dead spots, and buzzes, and everything, get rid of it!!!

Re: Fender, LaBrea Model

: : I've recently aquired the subject guitar. It is in mint condition and
: : has been recently professionalized. It's matched flame maple front
: : and back. I would like to know it's approximate value.
the guitars a korean piece of shit, i've had one since like 1988, and after a few years, it gets dead spots, and buzzes, and everything, get rid of it!!!

Fender Prodigy 2

Do anyone have a picture of a Fender Prodigy 2 ?
If you do please mail it to me !!
If you have a guitar like it, tell me how it is !!

Re: Fender Prodigy 2

hi. i have a '93 American Fender Prodigy. it has a rosewood fretboard, basswood body(black), 2 single coils, 1 bridge humbucker, 1 volume, 1 tone, 3-ply pick guard(b/w/b). it has a great sound and feels great. i love everything about the guitar, except for one thing: the input jack it on the pick guard,so i am always nervous that i'll step on the chord and break something. other than that, its a perfect guitar(i just wish i had bought one with a maple fretboard).

DG-6/DG-7 features

Does anybody know the difference between a Fender DG-6 & DG7?

Fender Twin

I have been told that you can remove two of the power tubes from a Twin to lower the output to 65 watts. I have also been told 'not' to remove two of the power tubes. The Twin is far too loud for the gigs I play. So, playing with the volume barely on 3, the amp is massively under used. Please can someone tell me what the right procedure is for reducing the power from 100 watts to around 60. I don't want to sell the amp as its a vintage and I like it too much. Please, only those techs who know what they are talking about. Thanks RD.

Re: im having problems with my finder cybertwin

the screen flickers and then the amp just loses power can anyone help!

Re: Fender Twin

I'm looking for the fender twin owners manual on the net!!!
Do you know where I can find it??
Thanks!!!

Re: Fender Twin

: I have been told that you can remove two of the power tubes from a Twin to lower the output to 65 watts. I have also been told 'not' to remove two of the power tubes. The Twin is far too loud for the gigs I play. So, playing with the volume barely on 3, the amp is massively under used. Please can someone tell me what the right procedure is for reducing the power from 100 watts to around 60. I don't want to sell the amp as its a vintage and I like it too much. Please, only those techs who know what they are talking about. Thanks RD.

Well, I'm not a tech, but I've had a "The Twin" for ten years now. I still have the manual. Yes, you can take two tubes out of it to reduce the wattage. Your wattage will be 60/15 instead of 100/25. What I am talking about is the hi/lo switching on the front pannel. If you take the tubes out they must be the two middle tubes of the four. Then you must reset your impedance switch to half of what it was previously. My amp has two 8 ohm speakers in series making the total impedance 16 ohms and this is what I have the impedance switch set for normally. When I remove the two middle power tubes I set my impedance switch (on the back pannel) to 8 ohms. This is per instuctions from the manual. You do not have to re-bias when you do this. Your gonna find out how ever that even when you do this and even with your switch set on low, the amp is gonna still be loud. Not as over-bearingly loud as before, but still louder than any 15 watts I've ever heard. Man, this is one strong amp. I love it though. Remember, half the tubes, half the impedance. Something you might try is what I do. I run an Alesis Nanoverb through the effects loop. The Alesis unit has input and output volume knobs. I use these to regulate the pre-amp's volume going to the main power tubes. This keeps the amp in playable limits for small venues and practice. I imagine any effect with a volume adjustment will work in much the same way and its safe to do this. I have'nt found the tone to suffer much from this either. Just for clarification, I want to emphasize that I am talking about what they call the "Evil Twin" or just "The Twin" and not a Twin Reverb. These are two different amps. Well, good luck. Don't give up on it. It is one really great amp.

Re: Fender Twin

 Fender Twin

This popular thread has been given its own page : Re: Fender Twin

Wanted!!! Fender Bronco Guitar

Wanted!!! Fender Bronco Guitar

This popular thread has been given its own page : Wanted!!! Fender Bronco Guitar

Fender Esprit

I would like to buy a Fender Esprit. It is the Robben Ford model that was made in the mid 80's. Can anyone please help
me with information about where I can find one?

Re: Fender Esprit

: I would like to buy a Fender Esprit. It is the Robben Ford model that was made in the mid 80's. Can anyone please help
: me with information about where I can find one?

I have a tobacco sunburst one in mint condition

Re: Fender Esprit

: I would like to buy a Fender Esprit. It is the Robben Ford model that was made in the mid 80's. Can anyone please help
: me with information about where I can find one?

Re: Fender Esprit

: : I would like to buy a Fender Esprit. It is the Robben Ford model that was made in the mid 80's. Can anyone please help
: : me with information about where I can find one?

My mint condition one is in tobacco sunburst

Fender Elite

I'm wondering about the value of A Fender Elite of any year. I'm in the market for one and I haveno idea how much to pay! I just need a round figure! Thanx

costom shop

I need a sterocrat costom shop guitar

I need a mustang neck

I need a mustang neck. I dont want short scale
thanks

Fender "Flame"

Greetings...

I have a Fender "Flame" that I bought used a few years ago. Does anyone know what the value of the guitar may be? I bought it reasonably cheap but have since been told that it is probably worth a good amount of money. They've become more popular although there aren't very many of them around.

Any ideas or guidance greatfully appreciated...

p.s. Please reply to my E-mail as well....

Thx!!!

Steve....

Re: Fender "Flame"

: I have a Fender "Flame" that I bought used a few years ago.

Steve,

I have a Flame Ultra, the top of the three available models (Standard, Elite, Ultra) in pearl white finish, with a factory-installed Kahler tremolo. I was told when I called Fender that they put the Kahler trem on the last ones they made, trying to attract the rock players who were demanding Kahler and Rose trems. I'd be very interested in what that's worth these days - I *never* see them listed at vintage shops.

David James

Re: Fender "Flame"

Well you guys are not the only ones wondering...I think its a damn nice guitar...made in japan huh? didnt know that...all the parts on mine say fender on every last peace...mother of pearl embling...and a glossy black finish..no tremelo on mine tho...I wanna know how much worth too..but I would really like to know..which flame I got....hope its not the cheap one...or the bottom model..

Re: Fender "Flame"

Steve and David,

I can't believe I have found some people who have these guitars. I have a Standard in the two-tone sunburst that is in mint condition. I have replaced the pickups with DiMarzio's (and plan to replace those with something else). I still have the original pickups, though... just in case the guitar is ever worth something. Since these were all Japanese made, I doubt they'll ever command too much money in the Vintage market. I understand there was a fire in the US plant in the mid-80's which forced all of these guitars to be made in Japan. This also caused a year-long delay in production, so by 1984, interest had died in America. That's why these were only made for a couple of years and then resurrected by the Custom Shop.

-Tony-

Guitar Case

Where can I find a case which is designed to fit my Fender Montara Guitar?

PATENT FOR A NEW KIND OF CASE FOR MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

THE INFORMATION IN THIS E-MAIL AND ANY ATTACHMENTS IS CONFIDENTIAL AND IS INTENDED FOR THE ADDRESSEE ONLY. READING, COPYING, DISCLOSURE OR USE BY ANYBODY ELSE IS NOT AUTHORISED. IF YOU ARE NOT THE INTENDED RECIPIENT, PLEASE DELETE THIS MESSAGE AND ANY ATTACHMENTS AND ADVISE THE SENDER BY RETURN E.MAIL. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.

From: Vittore Giraudo Via del Passatore 224 Fraz.Passatore -12020 CUNEO - ITALY
Tel.3474133837 - fax 0039171694725
Web site: www.cuneoshop.com/web/vprog E-mail address: vprog@cuneoshop.com
Part of A.I.P.I. ITALIAN ASSOCIATION OF PROJECT ENGINEERS -MILAN
Part of E.US.P.E.N. EUROPEAN SOCIETY for PRECISION ENGINEERING and NANOTECHNOLOGY

SUBJECT.: PATENT FOR A NEW KIND OF CASE FOR MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Dear sir, I'm pleased to inform you to have developed a patent about a very nice and new kind of case for musical instruments; I've built a prototype just to verify the idea, and now, thanks to the good results, I'm looking for a society interested in developing the idea, or in buying licences or patents.

I'm at your disposal, I thank you very much in advance for the attention, and I hope to ear you soon.

Passatore, the 12 of March, 2002 Vittore GIRAUDO
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62 Fender Jaguar

How much a 62 Fender Jaguar in good condition worth ?

Re: 62 Fender Jaguar

: How much a 62 Fender Jaguar in good condition worth ?
id say if you want to sell it ill buy it show me some pictures of it
um is it reissue or not?

Re: 62 Fender Jaguar

: : How much a 62 Fender Jaguar in good condition worth ?
: id say if you want to sell it ill buy it show me some pictures of it
: um is it reissue or not?
:I'm buying a old fender jaguar for resale it's a 62-68 sunburst S/N 168951 what is date of this guitar?I can't seem to find any sites on the web that would give me any info/ the guitar has a few dings and has been sitting in this old mans colset for years LETS TALK!

Re: 62 Fender Jaguar

maybe 5,000-5,200 if the guitar is realy in good condition
a 62 is hard to find...

Europes fender

Anyone interested in bidding on the Fender American Deluxe strat used
by Kee Marcello in Europe on their millenium gig in the Globe in Stockholm? The guitar is new, has the new noiseless mikes and has only been played by Kee Marcello at this gig!

Yes.

Do you still have the guitar after 11 years? Then I´ll buy it from you :)

question!!!

How sounds defferent between 50s, 60s, 70s, American standard stratocaster???

pickup!!

I have an old squier fat strat vintage which has a perfect sound.
i want it sound rougher and harder but in a quality way. so which bridge pickup shoul i use (single coil) seymour duncan hotrail, Jb junior or dimarzio...

40th anniversary strat

does anyone know the price on a 40th anniversary strat... i would like to sell mine... i have all original parts, with extra pickups, locking tuners, 54custom (neck and middle) and a seymour duncan single humbucker in the bridge... thanks

Re: 40th anniversary strat

: does anyone know the price on a 40th anniversary strat... i would like to sell mine... i have all original parts, with extra pickups, locking tuners, 54custom (neck and middle) and a seymour duncan single humbucker in the bridge... thanks
I'm looking for the price too. Would you please send me a mail. when you get it? heydtm@uni-duesseldorf.de

manual and product literature for a new fender jazzman

since fender no longer deems it appropriate to include a manual with their new guitars, i was hoping someone might have one, or could point me in the right direction to find one. thanks, travelite.

tele wiring

hey there
i need the wiring schematics of a telecaster with a standard bridge P.U a humbucker a tele 5 way switch and a tone
and volume knob.
Can anyone help me
Thanks
Siep

Fender Music Master S/N 14242

Is it possible to tell when this Music Master was made by the Serial Number?

Fender El Rio

I'm looking for a Fender El Rio

Re: Fender El Rio

: I'm looking for a Fender El Rio Hi, I have a Fender El Rio, It is in fantastic condition considering it's age.
I am saving up for a martin hence the sale.

Re: Fender El Rio

: I'm looking for a Fender El Rio
I own a beautiful Fender El Rio in drop dead mint condition. These guitars were made in the early 70's in the Fender Japan facility which was later moved to Mexico. Not many of these guitars are around. I have never seen another one. Mine is a beautiful flame with the original hard-shell case. If you or anyone else is interested in buying it I would be willing to let it go to a person that can appreciate a fine instrument such as the Fender El Rio for $1,350.00 plus shipping. I can send digital photos of this guitar to anyone interested. I accept Paypal and Billpoint for electronic funds transfer. I live in New Hampshire and would send the guitar via UPS ground or FedEx.
Rock-On!
Terry in NH

Re: Fender El Rio

: : I'm looking for a Fender El Rio
: I own a beautiful Fender El Rio in drop dead mint condition. These guitars were made in the early 70's in the Fender Japan facility which was later moved to Mexico. Not many of these guitars are around. I have never seen another one. Mine is a beautiful flame with the original hard-shell case. If you or anyone else is interested in buying it I would be willing to let it go to a person that can appreciate a fine instrument such as the Fender El Rio for $1,350.00 plus shipping. I can send digital photos of this guitar to anyone interested. I accept Paypal and Billpoint for electronic funds transfer. I live in New Hampshire and would send the guitar via UPS ground or FedEx.
: Rock-On!
: Terry in NH

I'm very interested in your fender el rio, I have one but would like another. Could you e-mail me some pictures?

Thank,
Stacy

Re: Fender El Rio

: : : I'm looking for a Fender El Rio
: : I own a beautiful Fender El Rio in drop dead mint condition. These guitars were made in the early 70's in the Fender Japan facility which was later moved to Mexico. Not many of these guitars are around. I have never seen another one. Mine is a beautiful flame with the original hard-shell case. If you or anyone else is interested in buying it I would be willing to let it go to a person that can appreciate a fine instrument such as the Fender El Rio for $1,350.00 plus shipping. I can send digital photos of this guitar to anyone interested. I accept Paypal and Billpoint for electronic funds transfer. I live in New Hampshire and would send the guitar via UPS ground or FedEx.
: : Rock-On!
: : Terry in NH

: I'm very interested in your fender el rio, I have one but would like another. Could you e-mail me some pictures?

: Thank,
: Stacy

: I have a Fender El Rio, in excellent condition. Barely played these past 10 years, but still quite attached to it. I might let it go to a good home - so if you'd like to see pictures & negotiate a deal - drop me a note.
(I'm based in Australia, but can probably do PayPal & FedeX to anywhere)

Rgds
Thyle

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