They all had the classic features we're familiar with now: heavy steel chassis, chromed control plates, and heavy pine cases covered with tweed fabric.
I was just recommended to this forum by an acquaintance from ebay... Turns out that the manufacturing date is May, 1993 (in case you're at all curious). -Greg I just traded a Gretsch for a VK the Serial number is 3748 and no there are no letters in front of those numbers.
It was basically an uncontoured ash-body Precision Bass with a see-through "tele-blond" finish.
I have googled , binged, etc etc....folks were my last hope. Thanks jim in gold bar Here's Fender's support link for dating amps.
It seems as if everyone has used them at some point, including Elvis, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Oasis, The Strokes, Radiohead and White Stripes, to name but a few.
Fender guitar amps have been a constant in rock music, featuring legendary clean tones, lush spring reverbs and, in the case of the newest solid-state models, some of the best modeling and built-in digital effects available today. After all, with so many different models, it may get a bit complicated...
I'm wondering if anyone knows how to date a Fender Vibro-King based on it's serial number. The only letter is a scrawled W on the sign off plate.. I think it is a fairly late model, but then what the heck do i know.. I'm not the resident expert by a long ways, Although Fender says that they didn't keep records for amps manufactured before 1994, there are some guys here who will be able to help some once they find this post.....
(the one in question is s/n 0073) My best guess is that it's 1994... You probably won't end up with a "birthday", though... Welllllllllll ok is there some way other then writing to fender to date this thing (pluueeze no witty jokes, I am married, and my wife would not understand). Anybody know at least where to point me to find out when this puppy was made, aside from maybe looking at the tone caps,??