It’s unknown if the tweed covering was a mistake (“Oops, I thought this was a 4x10 Bassman cabinet that I was covering”) or intentional, perhaps as a special order.

Non-Schumacher transformers – It’s been universally accepted that Fender only used Schumacher transformers on amps made in the 1960s and 1970s.

Gary: Sticking with the serial number prefixes for Fender (not Squier) the "E" would equal the 1980's and the first digit "9" would equal 1989.

fender precision bass dating serial number-34fender precision bass dating serial number-24fender precision bass dating serial number-7

If you look at the Squier logo lettering you will see that it doesn't match the lettering for Squier by Fender.

Sparky may have something to say about your Fenix Squier.

They were something to behold, all chatting away while soldering so quickly, it didn't hardly seem like they were looking at the amps.

After that the foreman would add the tubes, turn 'em on and set the bias.” Export models – We’ve confirmed that Fender amps were distributed by Hagstrm in Sweden.

These units look, and apparently sound, just like the Schumacher-made units so it’s easy to overlook that “831” code.

Working at FMI – I was able to interview a fellow (who wishes to remain anonymous) who worked at Fender in 1972-73 in the amp department.It sounds more like a Fender serial number prefix, are you sure it's a Squier?Hope this helps some, kcbuck Gary: Korean serial number prefixes start with CN, VN, KC, and KV.I think in the corners of the boxes were older pots remaining from earlier dates... Like I said, there were 5 or 6 of us at the benches every day.leftovers.” Regarding production he recounted the following information: “I think I remember being 'pushed' to come up with 30 of the simpler chassis (Super Reverb? But it wasn't always 'cool guitar' amps, sometimes I was making Fender Rhodes Satellite amps on bent aluminum, sometimes only Champs.The S/E serial number prefixes refer to Young Chang's Fenix brand guitars from the late 1980's so the date I provided you is indicative to a Young Chang Fenix brand of Squier.