With the first reverb circuits appearing on the illustrious Hammond organs of the 1950’s, Fender quickly saw how the addition of this effect could have a monumental influence on the Fender sound. So the company commissioned a free-standing reverb unit in 1961. This was to be the birth of what has become a cornerstone in guitar tones and was made famous by the likes of Dick Dale, The Ventures and The Chantays to name only a few from that early period.
This vintage Fender Reverb Unit features three controls – Dwell, Mix and Tone and is powered by two pre-amp tubes and a power tube, delivering classic Fender reverb which ranges from simply adding a bit of space to your sound, to opening up a completely cavernous tone. We believe this one is from 1963. Apart from a pot change and a couple of capacitors, it appears to be in completely original condition.
Years of manufacture: 1961-1966
Control Panel: Brown (61-63) or black (63-66) top facing with white labels
Control Layout: Power Switch, Fuse (¾ amp), Pilot Lamp – Dwell, In, Mix, Tone, Out
Knobs: Brown round (61-63) or white round (61-66), numbered
Cabinet Size: 10″ x 19″ x 7½” (25.4 x 48.3 x 19.1 cm)
Cab Covering: Brown
Cab Hardware: Brown Leather handle, glides
Logo: Grille mounted, flat
Weight: 16 lbs. (7.3 Kg)
Tubes: Input: 12AT7; ½ 7025 Reverb Driver: 6K6GT; Reverb Recovery: ½ 7025
Additional Info: Reverb In, Reverb Out, and Footswitch jacks are located under the chassis.
Please note, this is NOT a reissue, but rather a true vintage Fender Reverb Unit from 1963 in beautiful brown tolex. And it’s an export unit, so it’s 240 volt, no stepdown transformer required.
With the relatively short original production run of these now classic and collectable units, we’re happy to offer this one in amazing condition. We’re sure that wherever its new home ends up being, it will be valued as not only a wonderful part of Fender history but a truly usable piece of vintage equipment.
Comes with its funky, home made vinyl cover.
Video Demo – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StSissZzfuE