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FACTOIDS & TRIVIA

In late 1967, Fender gave their amplifiers a makeover. The blackface cosmetics were replaced with silverface cosmetics. In mid-1968, changes were made in the circuits of most models as well. The Super Reverb pictured here is from mid-1968 and has the dreaded AB568 circuit that gave the silverface Fender amps their bad reputation. However, $2.00 in parts and 20 minutes of soldering time is all that is needed to convert from the silverface circuit to the more desireable blackface circuit.
 

Super Reverb Amp AB568 (August 1968)
 


Power Amp:  Tube; 2 x 6L6GC, 40 watts RMS @ 2 ohms

Preamp:  Tube; 4 x 12AX7, 2 x 12AT7

Rectifier:  Tube; 1 x 5AR4

Speakers:  4 x 10" Oxford 10L6

Channels:  2; Normal and Bright, 2 input per channel

Effects:  Tremolo, reverb

Controls:  Normal - bright switch, volume, bass, treble; Bright - bright switch, volume, bass, treble, reverb intensity, tremolo intensity, tremolo depth; footswitch for tremolo and reverb

Dimensions:  25 1/2 H x 25 1/2 W x 9 1/2 D inches

Weight:  67 lbs


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