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1968 Fender Super Reverb Drip Edge Vintage Tube Amp 4x10 w/ Blackface Circuit


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Up for sale, a 1968 Fender Super Reverb in excellent condition and in perfect working order. A transitional "drip edge/black line" example, this amp features a set of unique cosmetic cues including aluminum trim framing the grillcloth and thin vertical black lines on the early Silverface faceplate, denoting a Super Reverb which retains the same circuitry and components as its Blackface-era predecessor.

The amp features its original quad of alnico 10" CTS speakers, pushing 40 watts of pure Fender clean tone via a pair of 6L6 power tubes. Perfect for gigging situations and an ideal recording amplifier, the amp provides pristine, muscly Fender cleans until you hit the 4-5 range on the volume dial, where a bit of tube and speaker breakup sends the amp into smooth overdrive. The Reverb is lush and deep, and the Tremolo has a nice pulse, with everything from swampy and slow to machine gun fast pulses.

The circuit boasts a well-maintained preamp, retaining all of the original blue molded Ajax tone caps central to the smooth, musical character of Fender's Blackface amps. All of the original CTS pots are intact, with visible date codes from late 1967, and the preamp is untouched save for a few small electrolytic caps. The transformer compliment is all original, manufactured by Schumacher (Fender's primary transformer supplier in the '60s), with date codes ranging from late 1967 to early '68. The power cable has been upgraded to a modern three-prong for safety's sake, and the power supply features fresh high quality Sprague Atom filter caps. The amp features a pair of matched JJ 6L6 power tubes, along with a Sovtek 5AR4 rectifier and fresh Electro Harmonix and Sovtek-branded valves in the preamp. The chassis itself is very clean, as is the original faceplate and stock witch hat knobs.

The original quartet of CTS alnico speakers are intact, all with clean frames and original blue foil Fender stickers on the magnets. The original speaker harness is present, as is the tube chart.

The original smooth black tolex and silver sparkle grillcloth with turquoise stripe are intact, with only very minor wear around the edges of the cabinet and one small snag on the grillcloth. The original nickel corners, sphinx glides (feet), chassis straps, chrome pat. pending tilt-back legs, and raised "Fender" logo are present.

This well-maintained and cosmetically clean vintage Super Reverb has been serviced to sound its best and run reliably for years to come, with modern power tubes and a clean bill of health.

A modern two-button footswitch is included.