Up for sale, a 1969 Fender Twin Reverb in exceptional condition and in perfect working order, complete with a vintage two-button footswitch and modern slip cover. A very original and professionally serviced example produced early in '69, this Twin is a transitional "Drip Edge" example with an early Silverface faceplate and aluminum trim framing the speaker baffle. This Twin's condition is all the more uncommon given its size, and 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 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 retains all of the original Schumacher-made transformers, with dates spanning late 1968 and early '69. The original CTS pots have visible date codes from the 43rd week of '68. The preamp features modern premium SoZo blue molded signal caps, designed to replicate the smooth, musical character of the original Ajax caps. The power supply has been professionally recapped with F&Ts, and the preamp has a host of smaller modern Sprague electrolytics as well. A three-prong power cable has also been installed. The power tubes are a quad of properly biased JJ 6L6GCs, and the preamp tubes are all modern valves as well
The speakers are the original matched pair of Oxford 12T6s with clean black frames and dated stickers from the 15th week of '69. The tube chart is fully intact inside the cabinet as well.
The original black tolex is particularly clean, with very little wear on the edges of the enclosure. The silver sparkle grillcloth with blue stripe shows only modest darkening over the decades, with no snags or wear of note. The faceplate is notably well-kept, 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.
A vintage two-button footswitch is included, along with a modern Fender-branded slip cover.