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1971 Fender Bandmaster Reverb TFL5005D Vintage Silverface Tube Amp Head w/ Footswitch


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Up for sale, a 1971 Fender Bandmaster Reverb vintage tube amp head in exceptional condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original two-button footswitch. Essentially providing the same features as its reverb-less predecessor, the Bandmaster Reverb boasts 40 watts of tube power via a pair of vintage Sylvania 6L6 power tubes. The amp excels at delivering big, bold clean tones and pushes into sweet tube overdrive after around 5 on the volume dial. The reverb is lush and splashy, and the tremolo has a nice strong chop.

The circuit is extremely original, with all of the stock Schumacher transformers present. The transformer date codes are all from mid-1971, and the preamp is untouched save for a couple capacitors to ensure proper operation. The CTS pots have visible date codes from the 30th week of 1971, and the power supply has been professionally recapped with Sprague and F&T filter caps.

Cosmetically, this head is very clean, with original smooth black tolex and silver sparkle grillcloth with turquoise thread. The faceplate has plenty of shine with all of the stock witch hat knobs, and the grillcloth shows only very light aging from the past nearly 50 years. All original hardware is present including the raised Fender logo, corners, and handle caps, and the hardware shows only light surface patina.

This very clean and original Bandmaster Reverb head has just been checked out by our tech staff here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar and is ready for stage and studio use.