FACTOIDS & TRIVIA
In 1968, Fender Musical Intruments decided to offer
two piggyback amps with reverb. One of these, the Bandmaster Reverb, was
not at all like the blackface piggyback non-reverb Bandmasters of 1963-67.
Rather, the earliest Bandmaster Reverbs (model AA768) had circuits that
were identical to the short-lived (and often loathed) model AB568 Super Reverb
of 1968-69. This particular amp was converted from the AB768 Bandmaster Reverb
circuit to the AB763 Super Reverb circuit for enhanced tonal quality.
In addition, this amp is the earliest Bandmaster Reverb encountered during
my Fender amp research.
FENDER BANDMASTER REVERB AMP TFL5005-D (1968)
Power Amp: Tube; 2 x 6L6GC, 40 watts RMS @ 4 ohms
Preamp: Tube; 2 x 12AX7, 2 x 7025, 2 x 12AT7
Rectifier: Tube; 1 x 5AR4
Speakers: 2 x 12" CTS alnico (non-original)
Channels: 2 (Normal, Bright), 2 inputs per channel
Effects: Tremolo, reverb
Controls: Normal - bright switch, volume, bass, treble; Bright - bright switch, volume, bass, middle, treble, reverb intensity, tremolo intensity, tremolo depth; footswitch for tremolo and reverb
Head Dimensions: n/a
Speaker Cabinet Dimensions: n/a