This is a vintage 1959 Super -Amp “5F4″ electric guitar amplifier. This particular example, serial number S02930, is in good original condition. Considered to be the best by those fortunate enough to have owned most, if not all, of the Fender Tweed amp models, the narrow panel 5F4 Super is a high output amp in a perfectly compact combo package. The dual 10″ AlNiCo Jensen speakers perfectly complement the power section consisting of a duet of 6L6GB power tubes. Producing the premier Tweed tone possible, the Tweed Super sings with highly musical compression and gorgeous gain. Forget about the Tweed Deluxe and the beloved Bassman, this ’59 Fender Super is in a league of it’s own. Do not miss out on this opportunity to buy this fine player’s narrow panel 5F4 specimen.
Serial Number: S02930
Transformer Codes: n/a (not visible)
Tube Chart Date: ID (April 1959)
Speaker Date Code: 220726 (Jensen P10Rs, mid-’57)
This amp sounds absolutely incredible. Perfectly efficient, with super saturated headroom, this particular example is nothing short of spectacular. If the quest is for tone, then the adventure stops here: this is as good an amp as I have ever heard.
This ’59 Fender Super 5F4 amp features; (1) 5U4 rectifier tube, (2) 6L6GB power tubes, (2) 12AX7 preamp tubes, with (1) 12AY7 preamp tube. All of the transformers are original.
The cosmetic condition of this particular example is on the average side. The tweed covering is intact, however, there is much evidence of wear, fading and fraying. The original grille cloth is in near good structural condition with a slight tear near the center bottom, and discoloration from a sticker that previously covered this small rip. The handle is a modern replacement.
With near perfect projection and presence, combined with a sweet and singing saturation, the 5F4 Super represents the quintessence of Fender Tweed tone. The original speaker cones function perfectly without voicecoil distortion and speaker fatigue. The amp has been serviced accordingly by the long-time previous owner, which resulted in several coupling capacitors being replaced, as well as, the inevitable electrolytic swap. It works perfectly and sounds unbelievable.
At one point, this exact amp belonged to blues singer/songwriter Mason Ruffner. It has been serviced and properly biased. Not heavily modified, there is a presence control using the original second output jack. Also, the majority of the capacitors have been changed and replaced.