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1980 Fender Twin Reverb Silverface Vintage Tube Amp Ultralinear w/ Electro-Voice EVM-12L


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Up for sale, a 1980 Fender Twin Reverb with a 100% original circuit, loaded with the original pair of Electro-Voice EVM-12L speakers. A relatively rare vintage Fender amp given the speaker complement, this amp represents the last iteration of the Silverface Twin Reverb platform, pushing a massive 135 all-tube watts via extremely robust Ultralinear transformers. Perfect for situations where maximum headroom, power, and crystalline cleans are essential, the extremely efficient EVM12L speakers are perfectly suited to the task. Whether you want aggressive Tele snap, the rich textures of a pedal steel, or the polyphony and powerful bass response of a Fender Rhodes piano, this Twin Reverb is an ideal choice. The amp also features Fender's tube-driven Reverb and Vibrato (technically tremolo), which add extra dimension to the tone.

The circuit is 100% original and recently gone through by our in-house techs here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar to ensure that all stock components are functioning as intended. The Schumacher transformers date between 1979-80. All of the original blue molded capacitors are intact in the preamp, and the original CTS pots have visible date codes from the 47th week of '79. The original Mallory power supply capacitors are all still viable, and a new three-prong power cable has been installed. While this USA-made Fender amp was originally imported to Japan (as evidenced by the small badge on the upper back panel), we have confirmed that the amp is wired for USA 117v operation. The tube complement consists of a matched quartet of properly biased 6L6s, along with a host of modern preamp tubes.

The speakers are among the most robust used in any Fender amp, and Fender designed both the speaker baffle and cabinet (with small additional risers to accommodate caster inserts) to be more robust, due to the weight of the speakers. The Electro-Voice EVM-12L speakers are original to the amp and valuable vintage drivers prized for their power and clarity. The tube chart is intact inside the cabinet.

The amp retains its original smooth black tolex which shows some edge wear, particularly on the top corners of the enclosure, with patina on the nickel-plated lower metal corners and sphinx glides. The original casters are intact, as is the raised Fender logo, handle, and chassis straps. The original silver sparkle grillcloth with dark green stripe is also present. The Silverface faceplate retains all of its original turquoise text and full complement of black witch hat knobs.