Up for sale, a 1964 Fender Reverb Unit in exceptional condition and in perfect working order. 100% original save for a pair of new RCA cables connecting the reverb tank and circuit, this outboard effect is easily one of the rarest cosmetic combinations ever offered from the Fender factory.
Highly transitional, with dates spanning late 1963 and early '64, the cosmetics of this Reverb Unit include rough brown tolex and wheat grillcloth paired with the raised Fender logo style introduced with the Black Panel amps. The deep brown flat handle and brown barrel knobs are paired with a Black Panel faceplate. It's cosmetically contradictory, yet exactly as it left the Fender factory in '64.
This all tube design delivers lush and detailed spring reverb, and with controls for Dwell, Mix, and Tone, it's easy to dial in the perfect amount of splash and sparkle. This classic Fender effect simply goes in-line between your guitar and amp. The tube set includes a vintage USA-made Sylvania 6K6 power tube and two new JJs in the preamp.
The circuit is untouched, with the famed blue Ajax and yellow Astron capacitors in the preamp and stock Schumacher-made transformers that date between the 12th and 22nd weeks of '63. The main filter caps are surprisingly still intact and functioning as they should (also featuring individual date stamps from '63), and all of the original Stackpole pots are intact too, with date codes from the 29th week of '63. The Accutronics two-spring tank is original, with a date stamp from the 24th week of '64, and the RCA cables with braided leads are new vintage-spec replacements, connecting the tank to the circuit. The tube chart is also fully intact inside the cabinet with unfaded paper and an "MI" stamp which translates to September of '63.
The cabinet retains the original rough brown tolex and wheat grillcloth, both of which are extremely well-kept and studio-worthy, showing only very light wear on a couple corners and edges. The faceplate graphics are pristine, complete with the trio of original brown barrel knobs, and the brown flat handle has minty nickel caps.