If you are not familiar with working on vacuum tube equipment, you should consult an experienced technician before opening any equipment containing vacuum tubes. The Free Information Society will not be responsible for any injury or damage caused to you or your equipment.*** Early Silverface Logo on Standard Silverface Grillcloth So, you've heard all of your guitar playing life, whether it be for 2 years or 25, that you don't want a Silverface Fender amp.
I can't say today that they are the "best kept secret", because over the past few years, the prices on them are steadily climbing..obviously, the secret has gotten out.
The finishes were baked in the Kauffman family oven.
Possible culprits include the preamp tubes, the power tubes, the hum balance resistors, and the power supply caps.That Music Master Bass amp or Silverface Champ that you could have bought all day for 50 bucks as recently as 2 years ago can run as high as 350-400 on ebay now.Though, hopefully no one will bid on those that are that high. But, they are still available at killer prices, if for no other reason, there are many of them still available..a silverfaced amp was passed over in the 80's and 90's by someone that HAD to have a tweed or blackfaced one.So, here I am, writing about the history of some old gear, the Silverface Fender.I also have a small amount of knowledge of and experience in working on tube amps.