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1974 Fender Super Reverb Vintage Silverface Tube Guitar Amp Non-Master w/ Ftsw

$1,599.99

+ shipping

Up for sale, a 1974 Fender Super Reverb, freshly serviced and complete with the original footswitch. One of the last non-Master Volume Supers of the '70s, this 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 is very original, with a virtually untouched preamp save for a few metal film resistors and a couple Panasonic caps., All of the original CTS pots are intact, with visible date codes from the 36th week of '72. The transformer complement is all original, manufactured by Schumacher (Fender's primary transformer supplier in the '70s), with date codes spanning the 10th week of '73 to the 11th week of '74. The power cable has been upgraded to a modern three-prong for safety's sake, and the power supply has been professionally recapped. The amp features a pair of matched Sovtek 5881/6L6GC power tubes, along with a Ruby 5AR4 and a combination of modern and vintage valves in the preamp.

The original quartet of CTS alnico speakers are intact, all with clean frames, original blue foil Fender stickers on the magnets, and date stamps from the 18th week of '73. The original speaker harness is present, as is the tube chart. The original smooth black tolex and silver sparkle grillcloth with blue stripe are intact, with only minor wear around the edges of the cabinet. The grill frame has one hole relatively central to the frame, and some darkening of the cloth. The original nickel corners, sphinx glides (feet), chassis straps, chrome pat. pending tilt-back legs, and raised tail-less "Fender" logo are present.

The original two-button footswitch is included.