someone said their drip-edge Bassman was a 1968 because “that’s the only year they made drip-edge amps”. And by the way, just in case you don’t know, the term “drip-edge” refers to the aluminum trim surrounding the grill cloth on the earliest silver-face Fender amps (see highlighted drip-edge in the photo above). Are y’all ready to settle this question once and forever? Okay, to be fair, dude WAS partially correct, in as much as that 1968 was the only FULL year of production for the drip-edge models.However, the first drip-edge models appeared in late August of 1967 as the black-face cosmetics were being replaced by silver-faced amps.
They are non-symmetrical both vertically as well as horizontally and are extremely thin compared to all other lines.
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Other than the tweeds, where I am missing some of the high-end models, I believe you will find here a fairly good representation of Fender amp models in the brown, white and blackface eras. Back in the day, tweed was considered a pretty durable material.
From the one picture with the ad, I could see the drip edge and black lines, and new she was probably a 1967.
When I saw the amp in person, I confirmed that it was indeed a ’67 from the serial number, AB763 tube chart, and blackface footswitch.