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1964 Fender Twin Reverb Pre-CBS Black Panel Vintage Tube Amp 2x12 w/ Oxford 12T6


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Up for sale, a 1964 Fender Twin Reverb in exceptional condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original two-button footswitch. A very original and professionally serviced example, this Twin hails from the first full year of this model's production. It's a true "Pre-CBS" Fender amp with matching 1964 source date codes on all components. This Twin's condition is all the more uncommon given its size. While Fender's smaller combos of the era can occasionally be found in pristine shape, it's significantly rarer to find Fender's gig-worthy large combos (which generally saw much rougher usage) as well-kept as this example.

This Twin delivers warm, articulate cleans with ample bass response, a wide-ranging and responsive EQ, and present, sparkling Fender top end. When it comes to the quintessential Black Panel Fender amp for clarity, headroom, and the balanced, authoritative response of a four 6L6 driven tube amp, it's hard to beat the Twin. The tube-driven Reverb effect has incredible depth and splash, and the Tremolo has a strong pulse with a wide range of speeds. It's as iconic a design as Leo Fender ever created, also very well-suited to amplifying pedal steel or electric piano in the vein of a Wurlitzer or Fender Rhodes.

The circuit is extremely clean and straight, and the preamp is 100% stock, retaining all of the original blue molded Ajax capacitors, a key part of the sweet, musical character of the Black Panel-era preamps. All of the original Schumacher-made transformers are intact with dates spanning early to mid 1964, and the original CTS pots have visible date codes from the 38th week of '64. The amp has a new bias cap to ensure proper voltages to the power tubes, the power supply has been professionally recapped with Sprague Atoms, and a three-prong power cable has been installed. The power tubes are a quad of properly biased Sovtek 6L6s, and the preamp tubes are a combination of vintage and modern valves.

The speakers are the original matched pair of Oxford 12T6s with clean black frames. One of the speakers has been professionally reconed, and the other retains its stock cone (both of which sound great). The date code on the edge of the speaker frame is from the 44th week of '64. The tube chart is partially intact inside the cabinet as well.

The original black tolex is exceptionally clean, with very little wear on the edges of the enclosure. The silver sparkle grillcloth shows only modest darkening over the decades, with no snags or wear of note. The faceplate is notably well-kept, with its first year Black Panel "Fender Elect. Inst. Co" text, retaining a full complement of original witch hat knobs. All of the original hardware is present, including the chrome tilt back legs, nickel corners, sphinx glides, handle, and raised Fender logo on the amp's face.

The original two-button footswitch is included.