Fender has a tone of classic vintage amps that seem to stand the test of time. This amp is one that has the classic look feel, and sound of the music from which you grew up listening too. This amp features a great vibrato sound that just makes you want to play for hours on end.
The reverb from this amp is absolutely remarkable and alone is worth the admission to see the show. The tone from the amp is rich in history and sonic bliss. You can't find a bad tone in this amp no matter how bad you are at the guitar.
• Type: Custom Amp Shop (All tube guitar combo amp)
• Output: 60 watts into 2 ohms
• Speakers: 3-10" Jensen P10R, 8 ohm Speakers with Alnico Magnets
• Channels:1 Channel
• Features: All Point to Point Hand Wiring, "Fat" Switch, Built in Vintage "Tube Reverb" with Dwell, Mix, and Tone Controls, New Vibrato Circuit with Speed and Intensity Controls, Effects Loop, Birch Plywood Open Back Cabinet,
Tilt-Back Legs, Ivory Radio Knobs, Jeweled Pilot™ Light, 2-Button Footswitch for Vibrato and "Fat" on/off, 13-Ply Baltic Birch Plywood Cabinet
• Includes: 2-Button Footswitch for Vibrato and "Fat" On/Off
Number of Channels 1
Speakers 3 x 10" Jensen P-10R
EQ Tone, Treble, Bass, Mid
No Amp Modeling
Preamp Tubes 5 x 12AX7
Power Tubes 2 x 6L6, 1 x 6V6
Inputs 2 x Instrument
Outputs 1 x Speaker
Weight 72 lbs.
If you need a solid Fender clean amp this is your ticket. The sound you get from just the vibrato is enough to make anyone want to get a guitar and jam in a surf band. The founr 10 inch speaker allow someone using a single coil such a Fender Stratocaster or Telecaster retain a lot more of the low end. Using a 12 inch speaker will loose some of the low end especially with weaker pickups.
I like this amp with of course a Fender Stratocaster. You get that connection to which both the guitar and amp were created for. It is a match made in heaven.
If you have the means I highly recommend picking one up. These are fantastic amps and should go to people wanting to create a musical sound every time the strum the guitar.
You can pick one of these amps new for right around $3500, which a lot of money for basically a single channel amp. This is a custom piece and the components are absolutely the best.
The Fender Vibro King is an electric guitar amplifier consisting of a built in vibrato effect. The amp has three speakers inside of it, and has two 1/4 inch inputs in the front of it. The amp is a tube based one, and has the parameters split into three different sections...
I don't think that too many users will have a problem working the Fender Vibro King. Starting from the left, the first section has parameters for dwell, mix, and tone, while the next section has parameters for volume, treble, bass, and mid, and also has a bright switch. The last section has only parameters for speed and intensity to control the vibrato. Getting a nice sound is as easy as turning it on, granted that you know what you're doing when it comes to actually playing! I've never had a need to look for a manual for the Vibro King...
The Fender Vibro King is overall one of my favorite sounding Fender guitar amps. Beyond the amazing vibrato effect, the inherent tone of the amp is outstanding. The sound is really clear and you've got a good number of parameters to control your sound and get some versatility. I've used the amp with both a Fender Stratocaster and a Fender Jazzmaster, and find that the tone of the guitar comes in exactly as it should with both of the guitars. That is to say that the true tone of the actual guitar comes in perfectly through this amplifier. The effect of course is one of the best of its kind, if not the best sounding vibrato I've ever heard.
While they've got reissues of the Fender Vibro King, I've only used the original so I can't compare the two. While I'm sure that the reissue comes close, the original is really something to try out. It can get quite loud, and for recording I tend to keep the volume at only at around three, as I find that it gets loud enough there. The amp is rather big, so I would probably recommend it first as a studio amp, but it will work well in any situation. If you're into vintage guitar amps, the Fender Vibro King is one of the true kings of the guitar amp world...