Fender AA864 Blackface on the bench

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Came with an assortment of tubes. The power tubes are mismatched brand (I imagine not matched for bias, Gm, etc). The “ECC083” does not have a brand marking but the internals look like nice quality construction. All tubes are visually fine.

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The fuse in the amp is a 3A fast blow type. Back panel calls for 2A.

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Bolt heads show it’s been opened up before. We’ll see why later.

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Very clean chassis. Sockets are in decent shape.

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Gotta love vintage point to point and turret/eyelet construction. Again, nice and clean here. Fiberboards are in good shape, minor warping from age/storage. Cloth covered wire. Rectifier diodes and bias network in the top of the pic will be replaced.

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Power filter caps. The larger orange cap on the right appears to be the reason it was opened up in the past (probably a long time ago). Non-original, non-spec, not that it matters. These will all be replaced.

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Old tag. Not sure about production number. Maybe May of 1967?

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