We present an original 1964 Fender Vibroverb amp blackface in excellent condition. Made in Fullerton, California.
This Fender Vibroverb is a great example of Fender’s rarest and most desirable blackface amp. The Vibroverb was only made in the Pre-CBS Fender era, lasting from late 1963 through ’64. Best known for its association with Stevie Ray Vaughan.
The amplifier delivers 40 all-tube watts with a dual channel design and tube rectifier. The tone is clear and powerful, with dynamic Fender cleans that sparkle and twang. The original speaker keeps the signal and tight, with very little speaker cone distortion even at high volumes, letting the light compression and velvety tube overdrive of the circuit be heard with stunning clarity when you push the amp near 10 on the volume dial.
The Reverb has plenty of splash and dimension with a long decay, and the Vibrato (technically tremolo) has a strong, smooth pulse. The circuit is in great shape, with the original transformers. All of the original CTS pots are intact. The preamp retains its full compliment of original blue molded Ajax caps, a key ingredient of the sweet, musical sound of Fender’s blackface circuits. Only few filter capacitors and resistors are replaced. A newer three-prong power cable has also been installed. The original CTS 15′ speaker has been reconed so it run perfectly.
Cosmetically, this amp retains its original smooth black tolex that is in excellent shape and silver sparkle grillcloth. A little hole in the cloth. The original hardware is all intact, with some scuffing on the original nickel corners, and modest patina on the original Pat. Pending tilt-back legs, sphinx glides, and handle caps. All channels works and sounds incredible.
The amplifier is fully serviced and ready to be played.
To keep it as original as possible you need a stepdown transformer. We have these in stock and can be purchased through Guitar Hunter. https://guitarhunter.dk/product/toroidy-ats300va-stepdown-converter-230-110v/
- Tube Chart: NE – May 1964.
- Speaker Code: 137 -417 – 17th week of 1964.
- Power Transformer: 606327 – 27th Week of 1963.
- Output Transformer: 606340 – 40th Week of 1963.
- Reverb Transformer: 606 -4-02: Week 2rd of 1964.
- Serial number: A 01021.