This is a interesting one for sure, a RE-CONSTRUCTED 1964 Fender Vibroverb! Built into a 1969 Bantam Bass Amp chassis utilizing a Super Reverb eyelet board. The cabinet was a mid-60's Super Reverb cab, but it was once cut down to be a head. Our capable amp tech added pine boards back into the sides of the cabinet to get it back to full size. The tolex was re-wrapped onto the sides.
The circuit was built out using NOS Vitamin Q Caps, NOS Carbon Comp Resistors, new filter caps, a new Hammond Dual-Showman Amp output transformer (designed to run at 8ohms w/2 6l6's), a 1971 Super Reverb power transformer and the reverb tank is a vintage Hammond. Legend has it that this is the way Diaz modded Stevie Ray Vaughan's Vibroverb. Configured as such, the amp puts out 50 watts, where the original Vibroberb was rated at 40 and could vary lower than that.
Completing this amp is a JBL D-30 15" speaker! The AA763 circuit is complimented with bias modulating tremolo instead of the typical optical tremolo.
Okay, how does this "Project" Vibroverb sound? I'll tell you what, after plugging into her the other day to get a real feel for the amp before writing this synopsis, I was truly impressed with that "Fender Hi-Fidelity" sound that we've come to expect from these vintage Fenders. The bias modulating tremolo is deep and throbbing and the reverb lush and inviting. The circuit runs quiet aside from a couple seconds of cap-charging sound when first powered up. This was present when we brought the amp in, and our tech gave the amp a once over with a clean bill of health.
This is your chance to own a "1964 Fender Vibroverb" without paying the price for a highly collectible amplifier, and you can gig it endlessly with no worries.
- Color: Black
- Dimensions (HxWxD): 20"x21"x11 3/8"
- Weight: 58lbs
- Watts: 50
- Speaker 1 brand/model: 1x15" JBL D130F
- Extension speaker out?: Yes
- FX Loop?: No
- Reverb or other effects?: Reverb and Tremolo
- Power tubes: 2x6l6GC (new JJ's)
- Preamp tubes: 4x ECC83S (new JJ's) 2x12AT7 (vintage RCA's)
- Rectifier: 1x5AR4 (vintage GE!)
- Pedal: no
- Tolex: Worn Black
- Grille: Silver
- Knobs: Black Fender
- Handle: Original. Repro legs.
- Power cord: 3-prong non-original