This is a rare model, and a clean example of a classic Supro amp made by Valco. The 1688T/88T is a 2x12 amp originally made for bass, but is really a guitar amp. It is the predecessor to the more common Thunderbolt. There are four seperate inputs on this amp that all sound uniquely different, and one of the smoothest tremolos around. In excellent condition for its age.
This is a USED Mesa Boogie Mark IIC+ guitar amplifier head built in 1984. It was originally a Mark IIC but was upgraded to a + in 1999 or 2000 by Mike at Mesa Boogie. Some of the tubes were replaced a few years ago. This particular amplifier does not have the EQ. It is in "excellent" condition. ATA flight case, amplifier cover, and foot switch are included.
The Mesa Boogie Mark Series is a series of guitar amplifier made by Mesa Engineering (more commonly known as "Mesa/Boogie"). Originally just referred to as "Boogies," the product line took on the moniker "Mark Series" as newer revisions were put into production. The Mark Series amplifier was Mesa's flagship product until the introduction of the Rectifier series, and the amplifiers are very collectable.
The Mark IIC+ was the last of the Mark II series and featured a more sensitive lead channel, because it features a dual cascading drive stage, whereas the IIA and IIB had a single stage drive circuit. The IIC+ also had an improved effects loop. Unlike earlier Mark II models, pedals configured for instrument-level input signal could be used without the amp's signal overloading their inputs. However, the volume pedal option on the Mark IIB cannot be implemented on Mark IIC+s.
Some owners/dealers/sellers say the "+" refers to an amp having an EQ, but they are mistaken. The mistake may have originated in the mid 1980s, when Mesa/Boogie issued their Studio .22 model and then changed the name to Studio .22+, which featured improved wiring, etc. All the Mark II models could be made with EQ as an option, but not all of them did. A Mark IIC+ could, for example, refer to a 100 watt amp without EQ or reverb.
The Mark IIC+ Is currently the most coveted vintage Boogie, selling for twice its original price on average, because of its much praised "Liquid Lead" mode, and also, its warm, clean rhythm mode.
As demand for vintage Fender tube amplifiers had increased, several re-issue models were introduced in 1990, beginning with the tweed '59 Bassman amplifier, the brownface '63 Reverb unit and the brownface '63 Vibroverb.
Fender made great efforts to reproduce the tone and look of the original unit. A "direct-coupled" oscillator circuit was used for generating the vibrato (albeit with different components). The noticeably "warmer" reverb sound of a vintage brownface Vibroverb (due to the original reverb send and recovery circuit unique to the Vibroverb) was also present. The cosmetics incorporated the brown "Tolex" and wheat-colored "Ecru" grill cloth used in 1963, as well as the "flat" Fender logo plate found only on the brownface amps.
Although cosmetically and—more importantly—tonally accurate, there were several notable differences to be found (solid-state rectifier, printed circuit boards, ¼" reverb/vibrato footswitch jack, 3-prong power cord). Fender used the original templates, molds and blueprints from the Oxford company archives to manufacture Oxford-style loudspeakers.
This VINTAGE amplifier was built in the U.S.A. and has 2 Eminence 10-ALK speakers. The tubes and grill cloth have been replaced. Amp cover and new footswitch included. This amplifier is in "Very Good" condition. Fewer than 2500 made in the U.S.A.
The '63 Fender Reissue is a really Awesome sounding amp. Fender’s ‘63 VIBROVERB re-issue amplifier is based on the original cosmetics, sound and circuit.
The VIBROVERB is unique in Fender amplifier history by the implementation of its tone circuit. The VIBROVERB was the first and ONLY Fender amplifier to use this type of tone circuit. The treble control is “tapped,” meaning it responds more like an active tone control allowing boost AND cut of high frequencies.
This is a VINTAGE 1964 Fender Super Reverb guitar amplifier being sold in "very good" condition. All looks original however, the amplifier is missing a back panel. This item is in good working condition.
The Fender Super Reverb was a guitar amplifier made by Fender. It was introduced in 1963 and was discontinued in 1982. This was essentially a Fender Super amplifier with built-in reverb and "vibrato" (actually tremolo). The original Super Reverb amplifiers were all-tube designs and featured spring reverb. There were two different designs, distinguishable by the color of the "face" or front control panel. Super Reverbs from 1963 through 1967 had "blackface" panels. From 1968 until its discontinuation in 1982, the Super Reverb had "silverface" cosmetics and circuitry. Early models in 1968, while cosmetically "silverface", did contain "blackface" circuitry. Fender introduced a reissue '65 Super Reverb in 2001 featuring a printed circuit board design rather than the hand-wired circuitry original '65 Super Reverb.
The Super Reverb is commonly used by blues guitarists due to its ability to deliver loud, warm tube distortion through its four 10" speakers. It is also known as having a scooped mids tonality, meaning that there is less midrange and an emphasis of sparkly treble and full, round bass frequencies.
Tube (valve) complement:
4 X 12AX7,
2 X 12AT7,
2 X 6L6,
1 X 5AR4/GZ34 RectifierTube for blackface amps and 5U4GB for silver face amps
Two channels: Normal and Vibrato, with Bright Switch
Height: 24⅞" (63.2 cm)
Width: 25⅛" (63.8 cm)
Depth: 10½" (26.7 cm)
Weight: approx. 65 lbs.
40 watts into 4x 10" 8-Ohm Jensen, Oxford, or JBL speakers (wired in parallel for 2 Ohms)
Item sold AS IS.