« Vintage Fender »Publié le 07/10/11 à 22:57
Today many and most of the amps are made over seas or outside of the border. This ensures quality and not quality of care. amps today can be seen with a jumbo amount of switch and control knobs that just get in the the way of pure tone.
Well these amps were just pure tone. They have a soul and character to them that almost makes each one unique. These amps have a tone and intensity to play and be heard.
Silver, forward facing w/ blue labels
Front Conrol Layout:
In, In, Vol, Treb, Bass, Rev, Speed, Intensity - Pilot Lamp
Knobs: Black skirted w/ chrome center, numbered 1 - 10
Cabinet: 20" x 16¼" x 9½" (48.9 x 41.3 x 24.1 cm)
Cab Covering: Black Tolex
Black strap handle, 4½" chassis straps, glides
Grille: 68-69: Blue sparkle grille cloth w/ aluminum frame
70-75: Blue sparkle grille cloth
76-80: Orange and silver grille cloth
Grille mounted, raised, chrome & black script "Fender" w/ tail(68-74) or "Fender®" w/o tail (74-81)
31 lbs. (14.1 Kg)
1 x 10"/8 ohms
Oxford 10J4 or CTS 10"
Effects: Reverb, Tremolo
7025, ½ 12AX7
2 x 6V6GT
GZ34 (early) or 5U4GB (70s)
½ 12AX7 (split load)
Reverb Driver: 12AT7
Reverb Recovery: ½ 12AX7
Tremolo: ½ 12AX7 (bias vary)
The tone of this amp is one of the purest tones in existence. You can hear the fluttering of the tremolo and the analog reverb that just puts the worries of life behind you. You can get lost in tonal bliss with just a few minutes of playing this amp.
Play this amp with a quality Fender Stratocaster or a nice Fender Telecaster. You can get a sweet tone with the two of these pared up and cranking. There is just something magical that happens between a good Strat and vintage Fender amp that is more than heavenly.
Today you will have to pay a good price to score one of these amps. I have seen some of these go for around $2500 and as low as $1700 for 60's amps. I have seen some 70's models go fro around $1000 so that is a great price. These amp good priced amps but also expensive depending on who you are asking. But a great vintage amp for about the price of some new ones is a good deal.