Every time I buy a #vintage #amplifier, I usually take it apart, look for dates to confirm that the amp is what it purports to be, and clean it up as much as I can.
This 1962 #Tremolux just purchased from @tgscan was scrubbed (bottom right...can you see the difference between the scrubbed part and the yet-to-be scrubbed part? 😊) to remove the dirt that had accumulated in the #Tolex. BTW now I know why #Fender switched to smoother black Tolex in '63...what a colossal pain in the ass cleaning this rough textured white Tolex was!
The tube chart dates the amp to roughly March of 1962 ("LC" is stamped on it. L = 1962 and C = March) and one of the transformers (bottom left) has the date code "606120" on it (606 = #Schumacher, "1" = 1961, and "20" = week 20). However, there is another transformer that has no obvious date code and says "#Hammond Canada" on it. This transformer looks old, but does not appear to be original. I can't find any documentation showing Hammond Canada #transformers being used as original equipment in Fenders of the day. I may be wrong...it could be original...but I can't find any info to confirm that fact.
I also cleaned the grill cloth (top) with water, a soft brush, and some dish soap just to remove the built-up grime. Of course I remove the baffle first and immediately (and thoroughly!) dried the wood behind the cloth so as not to damage it with the water. It's quite a bit cleaner now.
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