Fender 1966 Super Reverb Blackface Combo Guitar Amplifier VINTAGE

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This is a VINTAGE 1966 Fender Super Reverb Blackface combo guitar amplifier that is in "Excellent" working condition and "Excellent" cosmetic 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 × 12AX7,
  • 2 × 12AT7,
  • 2 × 6L6,
  • 1 × 5AR4/GZ34 RectifierTube for blackface amps and 5U4GB for silver face amps

Two channels: Normal and Vibrato, with Bright Switch

Dimensions:

  • Height: 24⅞" (63.2 cm)
  • Width: 25⅛" (63.8 cm)
  • Depth: 10½" (26.7 cm)
  • Weight: approx. 65 lbs.
  • 40 watts into 4×10" 8-Ohm Jensen, Oxford, or JBL, or CTS speakers (wired in parallel for 2 Ohms

Some early Super Reverb amplifiers came with the option of factory equipped JBL speakers instead of the Jensen, Oxford or Utah speakers widely used in the majority of Fender amplifiers. The JBL speakers had aluminum dust caps with larger magnets and voice coils, this gives a fuller response range and handles more power reducing the risk of "blowing a speaker". These models also add to the overall weight of the amp, making casters (wheels) a very good option.

(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fender_Super_Reverb)