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FACTOIDS & TRIVIA

In an effort to capture some of the “vintage” market, Fender reissued several of its most famous tube amps from the past. These included the 1959 Bassman, the 1963 Vibroverb, the 1965 Twin Reverb, and the 1965 Deluxe Reverb. The reissue series, however, are not exact replicas of the original models. Probably the biggest difference is the printed circuit board construction rather than point-to-point hand wiring. In addition, the reissue Vibroverb utilizes a solid state rectifier in place of the original’s tube rectifier, a 12AT7 reverb driver tube instead of a 12AX7, and has a plywood cabinet instead of solid pine. All these factors prevent the reissues from being able to truly replicate the sound of the original.

FENDER '63 VIBROVERB AMP REISSUE (1991)





Power Amp:
  Tube; 2 x 6L6GC, 35 watts RMS @ 4 ohms

Preamp:  Tube; 5 x 12AX7, 1 x 12AT7

Rectifier:  Diode

Speakers:  2 x 10" Jensen C10Q (reissue)

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

Effects:  Tremolo, reverb

Controls:  Microphone - tone, volume; Instrument - tone, volume, tremolo speed, tremolo intensity

Dimensions:  n/a

Weight:  n/a









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