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1966 Fender Pro Reverb Black Panel Vintage Tube Amp 2x12, Serviced w/ Oxford 12T6, Ftsw


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Up for sale, a 1966 Fender Pro Reverb in excellent condition and in perfect working order, freshly serviced and complete with a two-button footswitch. Providing the general tonal character of a Twin Reverb, but boasting a tube rectifier and more manageable 40 watts of power, the Pro Reverb is a 2x12 amplifier with enough volume for large ensemble situations and the perfect balance between shimmering Black Panel cleans and smooth, touch-sensitive overdrive. A great platform for effects pedals too, the cleans on this Pro are balanced, clear, and warm. Of course once you reach around 5 on the volume dial, things start to compress slightly, with a dynamic, glassy sound that adds just the right amount of grit to your tone. The tube-driven Reverb has plenty of splash and dimension, and the Tremolo has a strong, smooth pulse and wide range of speeds.

The circuit has been freshly serviced by our techs here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, and the preamp is extremely original, retaining the majority of the original blue molded Ajax capacitors which are a hallmark of the sweet, musical character of the Black Panel-era amps. The preamp features new small bias and bypass capacitors, and the stock Stackpole pots are all intact as well, with visible date codes from the 48th week of '65. All of the original transformers are intact, manufactured by Schumacher, dating between the 43rd week of 1965 and the 3rd week of '66. The power supply has been freshly recapped with Sprague Atom and Samwha capacitors, and a modern three-prong power cable has been installed. The tube complement includes a pair of JJ 6L6 power tubes, along with a presumably original General Electric rectifier tube and a bevy of General Electric valves in the preamp as well.

The speakers are the original pair of Oxford 12T6 ceramic magnet 12" drivers with matching date stamps from the 21st and 24th weeks of '65. These speakers have clean black frames and blue Fender foil labels on the magnets, offering excellent wattage handling, also notable for being higher wattage than the 12L6 Oxfords more commonly seen in the Pro. One speaker has been professionally reconed, while the other retains its stock cone. The tube chart is intact inside the cabinet, with a "PD" stamp that translates to April of 1966.

The original smooth black tolex and silver sparkle grillcloth is intact, with a bit of minor scuffing and edge wear, as well as aging of the grill. The stock hardware includes the original tilt back legs, chassis straps, corners, handle, and sphinx glides (feet).

A modern two-button black vintage-style footswitch is included.