The cvr isnt really anywhere near what the vibrolux reverb was. The rare 1964 vibrolux sounds just as nice as the brown version if set up right. I have the vibrato disconnected on mine, which gives you a increase in gain. Fender vibrolux for sale in uk 38 used fender vibroluxs. I played an elliott tonemaster through one of these at practice on saturday.
The vibrolux reverb, whether blackface or silverface, has long been regarded as one of fender s greatest utility amps, and many players hail it as the best and most versatile grabandgo combo ever produced. I am planning on purchasing a fender vibrolux reverb amp in the future. Jul 26, 2016 for some time now my 1966 fender vibrolux has been developing what is called cone cry. Fender 68 custom vibrolux reverbamp 2channel 35watt. Buy fender custom vibrolux reverb, 63 vibroverb cover, black vinyl. Fender 68 custom vibrolux reverb1968 was a transitional year for fender amps, with tone that was still pure fender, but a look that was brand new. Get your digital copy of guitar playernovember 2018 issue magzter.
The fender custom vibrolux reverb was a bruce zinky design when he worked for the fender custom shop. Unfollow fender vibrolux to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. So i move around a lot between seattle and toronto and decided to buy another amp to keep in seattle and leave my bj in toronto. Be sure to check out the mods for most amps section for even more options. Functionality wise it works fantastic, has nice breakup, and fantastic sounding vibrato. Includes 247 tech support setup, connectivity issues, troubleshooting and much more. This amp is known to be great for playing gigs, due to the wattage and amount of clean headroom you can get as well as the natural overdrive that can be obtained. Fender vibrolux reverb from 1978 with overdrive channel youtube. Pcb assembly chassis assembly cabinet assembly miscellaneous schematicsdiagrams fender musical instruments corp. Nov 11, 2015 in fenderstyle amps i prefer to keep ceramic caps where they originally existed, as i think they have a bit more sparklean important trait to retain in these amps.
Thats all available in the 2x10 68 custom vibrolux reverb, too, which also has modified alltube circuitry, vintage channel for traditional silverface tone, custom. In 1957, the rated power output of the tremolux was increased to 18 watts when it changed to a fixed bias design and a 5u4. Pick of the day 1966 fender vibrolux reverb and 1977 marshall jmp 2104 duration. The vibrolux is a great clean sounding amp, and a terrific platform for pedals. I use an eminence red fang alnico with 102db rating and the amp sounds twice as loud. Fender releases vintage modified 68 custom vibrolux. If so, that would be the one ill get over the drri or trri.
Sporting 35 watts of power from two 6l6 tubes in a 2x10 configuration, these amps broke up fairly early compared to the bigger 6l6 fenders of. Achillies amps the vibrolux reverb amplifier youtube. Fender custom vibrolux reverb sound samples youtube. The 1x10 vibrolux remained a tweed amp until it was upgraded in 1961 to a single 12 speaker powered by a duet of 6l6 power tubes and a larger output transformer. Also upgraded from tweed was the princeton which acquired its brown tolex in 1962 along with a completely redesigned, more powerful twin6v6 circuit and a larger speaker array. Its more pronounced when using humbucker guitars, and after experiencing it a lot more lately, i decided to set out on a search to find a decent replacement speaker. Fender blackface vibrolux reverb june 9, 2011 november 29, 2017 admin 6 comments. The fender custom vibrolux reverb is a modern day reissue of the famous blackface amp. Used, fender vibrolux reverb power, output, choke, fender vibrolux reverb power, output, choke. The tremolux was the first fender amp with a built in effect, tremolo. Fender discontinued the brownface vibrolux amp in early 64, almost immediately replacing it with the vibrolux reverb. Fender vibrolux reverb 35watt vintage blackface guitar.
In order to bring it back to black face specs, do i need to replace the stock speakers. Fender blackface vibrolux june 9, 2011 november 29, 2017 admin 5 comments. Fender literally wrote the book on electric basses, laying the foundation for musical innovation and evolution. Fender amplifiers vintage modified 68 custom vibrolux. Fender vibrolux reverb 35watt vintage blackface guitar combo. May 27, 2015 beefing up a vintage fender vibrolux reverb this month ive decided to forgo answering a questionnot that i dont have plenty, and thank you for that, loyal readers. Shot with an ipod, the amp is a 1972 vibrolux reverb that has been blackfaced both electronically and cosmetically. Sporting 35 watts of power from two 6l6 tubes in a 2x10 configuration, these amps broke up fairly early compared to the bigger 6l6 fenders of the era thanks to their smaller speakers, output transformers, and power transformers. Fender 68 custom vibrolux reverb vintage modified series. It features 40 watts of power driving two ten inch speakers. The vibrolux reverb was a desirable amp in the blackface era for those who wanted less output volume. If your amp has a silver nameplate with blue labels, it was built during fender s silverface era, which began 1968.
Jan 30, 2017 well recently i found a great deal on a 1966 fender blackface vibrolux amp. With a silverandturquoise front panel and classy aluminum drip edge grille cloth trim, the vibrolux reverb received a fresh new face as it remained the compact. The blackface fender vibrolux reverb is one of the more desirable amps of the era. The moderately powered vibrolux reverb received a fresh new face in 1968a silverandturquoise front panel with aluminum grille cloth trim, with tone, reverb and. In a special twist, both channels boast reverb and tremolo, and the custom channel has a modified bass man tone stack that modern players greater tonal flexibility with pedals. And who better to recreate faithfully recreate these coveted classic. Drops, spills and cracked screens covered from day one. Guitar interactive the free online guitar magazine 105,689 views. A lowerpowered little brother to the pro and super models, fender s 35watt vibrolux reverb is prized for the early breakup of its 6l6 power section and the tight, responsive tone from its 10 inch speakers.
In fender style amps i prefer to keep ceramic caps where they originally existed, as i think they have a bit more sparklean important trait to retain in these amps. The bruce zinkydesigned circuit wasnt a reissue of a classic fender tone machine, but rather a reimagining of what a fender amp could be using key elements of older amps. I want to find out whether its the same circuit as the 68 vibrolux. The models of the 1950s and 60s are renowned as some of the most desirable in history, with trademark sounds that are often imitated and never duplicated. They came with the oxford alnico but sound much better with a modern speaker. I recently purchased a 95 fender custom vibrolux reverb and it was not the cleanest of amps from abuse. At one point it looks like someone installed an extension speaker jack. The information contained herein is confidential and proprietary to fender musical instruments corp. Buy fender amplifiers vintage modified 68 custom vibrolux reverb tube guitar amplifier. Of course, any rabid excitement over this amp is justified by far more than its unsullied condition. Famous for mark knopflers sultans of swing recording this is a perfect amp for recording or small gig applications. Instead well explore a mod to a blackface fender vibrolux reverb and the thinking behind it. Fender amplifiers vintage modified 68 custom vibrolux reverb. While the reverb input cap is a 500 pf in both the original and the reissue, the original reverb output signal cap is a.
Twin reverb vs vibroverb vs vibrolux ultimate guitar. The 68 custom vibrolux reverb amp pays tribute to the classic look, sound and performance of fender s late60s silverface amps. Fender 68 custom vibrolux reverb guitar combo amplifier. Over the years the circuit was refinedthe early models used an el84 tube for reverb. Overall this amp is in good cosmetic shape for its age less some wear and tear in the tweed cover. Both are production line amps and are not custom shop amps. Jesse, that is an interesting concept and one i havent considered. Guitar interactive the free online guitar magazine. Fender vibrolux silverface, rebuilt to blackface w. The power tube compliment is 12ax7s and one 12at7 in the preamp section, and a pair of 6l6s in the power section. Well, we might posit that if you can only own one blackface combo and need to cover a diversity of gigs, the pro reverb makes a better choice. The guitarist with an eye and ear for late60s fender silverface style will love the 68 custom vibrolux reverb, which honors the classic look and great sound of that eras amps. I purchased these tilt back legs to fit my two fender deluxe reverb guitar amplifiers one is the fender 65 deluxe reverb reissue and the other is the fender 64 custom deluxe reverb.
It was introduced in the summer of 1955 with a rated power output of 15 watts, cathode bias, two 6v6 output tubes, and a 5v4 tube rectifier. Fender forums view topic how to get more clean headroom. Fender blackface vibrolux 6 thoughts on fender brownface vibrolux pikamail. The mods change all of the crucial components in the signal path and restore the glory of the vibrolux reverb.
Custom vibrolux this is the model name for warranty claims service manual. I loved that amp, and if it wasnt stolen, id still have it. Fender vibrolux 5f11 1961 tweed amp for sale thunder road guitars. Fender amplifiers are tonal touchstones, heard on the greatest recordings and in the most epic live shows of all time. This guitar amp set the bench mark for what a guitar amp should accomplish. As you know fender builds a tough product whether its a guitar or an amp and i have a fondness for every product ive owned with the exception of ss amps. The 35w blackface vibrolux reverb vr is the smallest member of the blackfacesilverface 6l6 fender amp family. Fender 1965 reissue twin reverb amp the fender twin amplifier needs no introduction. This tribute to the classic fender amp offers a vintage channel with traditional vibrolux voicing, plus a custom channel offering bassman tones. Scottsdale, az september 10, 2014 fender is proud to announce the release of the latest vintage modified series amplifiers, the 68 custom vibrolux reverb amp, following the success of the popular 68 custom twin reverb, 68 custom deluxe reverb and 68 custom princeton reverb amps 1968 was a transitional year for fender amps, with tone that was still pure fender, but a look. This amp came equipped from the factory with two jbl 10 speakers. You still get that classic fender chime and jangle, but with more of a handwired amp feel and touch response that will be greatly appreciated by more. If your twin reverb has a black nameplate on the front, it was manufactured during fender s blackface era, which was from 1963 to 1967.
Fantastic sounding functioning and mostly original 1961 fender tweed vibrolux 5f11. A handwired deluxe reverb with blackface ab763 innards and a solid pine cabinet is the reissue many players have been dreaming of. With a silverandturquoise front panel and classy aluminum drip edge grille cloth trim, the vibrolux reverb received a fresh face as it remained the compact, gig ready amp of choice for pros and. As stated earlier the custom vibrolux reverb is a reworked hot rodded 63 vibroverb reissue. Other breakdowns covered after the manufacturers warranty expires. Fender has chosen to slightly modify the circuit in the newer vibrolux, with reduced negative feedback for a more touch sensitive response and an earlier onset of gain from the preamp tubes. The tremolo on this amp is one the best i have ever heard, very strong and can get very slow. First, i have to say i had been considering a fender or a vox ac30 for a while after years of playing harder edged rock through a mesa boogie combo.
Fender 68 custom vibrolux reverb guitar combo amplifier the year of 1968 was a transitional one for fender amps, with tone that was still pure fender, but a look that was brand new. I used to run it around 7 or 8 on the volume knob and control it with my guitar. The fender 68 custom vibrolux reverb is a faithful recreation of the silverface vibrolux combo amp from the drip edge era of the late 60s. The custom vibrolux is no vibrolux, that literally is a scam. It is top quality and will fit the smaller fender amp products like the deluxe reverbs. With a silverandturquoise front panel and classy aluminum drip edge grille cloth trim, the twin reverb received a fresh new face as it remained the backline amp of choice for pros and amateurs everywhere. Fender custom vibrolux reverb reissue modifications fromel. Clean to a point then seriously nice breakup with a nice tight bottom end and biting highs. This amp sports a pair of 10inch speakers with 35 watts of power from an an array of four 12ax7 and two 12at7 preamp tubes along with two 6l6 power tubes. That means they have excessive background hiss and limited clean headroom. Its a great amp, especially for the money, and is the only current fender close to the original vibrolux sound available.
Fender forums view topic fender 68 custom vibrolux. Get your digital subscriptionissue of guitar playernovember 2018 magazine on. Includes 247 tech support setup, connectivity issues, troubleshooting and. I have a attached a demo video of this baby so you can hear that glorious tone. The 1969 fender vibrolux reverbthe other half of this handsome duohas features common to that year, including a silverface control panel, bluish grille cloth, and aluminum trim. Fender 68 vibrolux reverb amp custom clean sounds with gretsch dynasonic pickups duration. Completely handwired, with the highest quality components, this amp shows the total fail fender s weird reissue was im selling it because i am currently in the process of moving back to london and into a much smaller place than my one i am currently in.
Fender custom vibrolux reverb reissue modifications. Fender was and still is theking of clean every other amp manufacturer in the world engineered their products from fender designs. That will give this channel more of a midflavored british tone, which is a nice complement to the stock vibrato channel. This is a beautiful 1959 original tweed fender vibrolux in perfect working condition. Find fender vibrolux and fender vibroverb from a vast selection of guitar amplifiers. Custom vibrolux this is the model name for warranty claims service manual january 1995 important notice.
Stage center reverb 2049, classic gear fender vibrolux reverb combo. Custom vibrolux reverb mods negative feedback loop these amps dont have a negative feedback circuit. The fender vibrolux reverb is one of fender s most classic circuits, and the reissue is a mere shadow of the original. Its strength lies in the sweetness and early breakup caused by the smaller transformers than the super reverb, vibroverb and pro reverb.
Fender 68 custom vibrolux reverb 1968 was a transitional year for fender amps, with tone that was still pure fender, but a look that was brand new. Fender 68 custom vibrolux reverbamp 2channel 35watt reverb. The reverb is excellent if you like fender style reverb in general. The fender tremolux was a guitar amplifier made by fender. Fine shipped flat i n clear archival sleeve and sturdy cardboard mailer additional prints. With a silverandturquoise front panel and classy aluminium drip edge grille cloth trim, the vibrolux reverb received a fresh new face as it remained the compact, gigready amp of choice for pros and amateurs everywhere.310 123 239 936 1191 1347 791 233 1179 693 392 328 72 17 1412 965 1 1402 105 1030 1068 497 1308 38 476 755 1554 1198 218 1181 289 1137 973 181 706 888 29 1440 528 694 1400