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1965 Fender Bandmaster Vintage Blackface Piggyback Tube Amp 2x12 w/ Oxford 12L6


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Up for sale, a 1966 Fender Bandmaster in exceptional condition and in good working order. This 40 watt Blackface Fender powerhouse has the powerful, balanced cleans and smooth tube overdrive at high volumes that you expect from a vintage Fender from this era. The cleans are warm and articulate, with Fender's sparkly top end and the ability to dial in just the right amount of grit and light tube compression. The circuit is 100% original save for a new bias cap and modern three-prong power cable

The preamp retains all of the famed blue molded Ajax tone caps, essential to the sweet, musical sound of the Blackface circuits, and the original Schumacher transformers all date to 1965. The CTS pots have late '65 date codes, and the tube chart rounds out the applicable dates with a "OI" stamp that translates to September of 1965. Even the original power supply caps are intact and still viable.

The cabinet is stocked with the original pair of Oxford 12L6 12" speakers with immaculate black frames, original cones, and clean date stamps from the 10th week of '65. All of the original fiberglass sound dampening sheets are intact inside the cabinet too.

The original smooth black tolex and silver sparkle grillcloth are extremely well-kept, with only light darkening of the grillcloth and zero snags. Both the head and cabinet retain their original raised "Fender" logos and all of the original hardware is intact including the nickel corners, handle caps, sphinx glides (feet), chassis straps, and Pat. Pending chrome tilt-back legs.

You simply won't find a better vintage Blackface Fender at this price point, and the Bandmaster truly delivers on the promise of the AB763 circuit, with incredible cleans, smooth overdrive and strong tremolo!