FACTOIDS & TRIVIA
The Vibrolux Reverb took over the role of Fender’s 2x10 reverb amp after
the 2x10 Vibroverb was discontinued. It’s still not clear why Fender didn’t
use the Vibroverb moniker for the Vibrolux Reverb, but then the company
confused the name game with the Pro Reverb and Super Reverb as well. Regardless,
the Vibrolux Reverb has proven to be an excellent sounding amp and one that
is very popular with guitarists due to its tone and ease of portability.
The Vibrolux Reverb was designed to operate at slightly lower voltages than
its stable mates, the Super Reverb, Pro Reverb, and the short-lived 1x15
Vibroverb. As a result, the Vibrolux is rated at 35 watts instead of 40 watts.
CBS-Fender modified the Vibrolux Reverb several times; in 1968, 1970 and
in the late 1970s. The pre-CBS “blackface” circuit remains the favorite among
players and collectors.
FENDER VIBROLUX REVERB AMP (April 1967)
Power Amp: Tube; 2 x 6L6GC, 35 watts RMS @ 4 ohms
Preamp: Tube; 2 x 12AX7, 2 x 7025, 2 x 12AT7
Rectifier: Tube; 1 x 5AR4
Speakers: 2 x 10" Jensen C10Q
Channels: 2 (Normal, Bright); 2 inputs per channel
Effects: Tremolo, reverb
Controls: Normal - bright switch, volume, bass, treble; Bright - bright switch, volume, bass, treble, reverb intensity, tremolo intensity, tremolo depth; foot switch for tremolo and reverb
Dimensions: 18 H x 25 W x 9 1/2 D inches
Weight: 40 lb.
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