This is a vintage 100% all original 1962 Fender Reverb Unit! This particular example, serial number R01028, is in extremely excellent all original condition and is one of the nicest and most intact specimens to be made available on eBay in quite some time. With the cosmetic appearance of a reissue, this Reverb Unit is perfect for both players and collectors alike. Arguably one of the best effects of all time, the Fender Reverb tank is always a great investment, as well as, a must have for true vintage amp players, collectors and enthusiasts whom favor amps without reverb but would enjoy the quintessential tube spring reverb tone of a vintage Fender combo amp.
Serial Number: R01028
Transformer Codes: 68319-A, 606150, –606147
â¨Tube Chart Date: LA (January 1962)
This very early ’62 Fender Reverb Unit features; all 1961-made components, a pristine leather handle (opposed to the later flat plastic/rubber ones), a flat profile Fender logo, beautiful brown tolex, crisp wheat-colored grill cloth and a brown control panel with brown cupcake knobs.
As mentioned, this example is in near mint 100% all original condition, including; all capacitors, all tubes, the power cable, all hardware, etc. Nothing has been replaced. The brown vinyl tolex exterior is in extremely excellent condition. Most would describe the exterior as mint, and there are no cosmetic flaws that would suggest it isnât. The wheat grill cloth is not faded, and still looks very crisp and attractive. There are no snags, rips, or tears in the grill or tolex, and the appearance and structural integrity is perfect. The control panel is also super crisp and clean with the usual dirt and smudging and a couple very small surface scratches. All of the hardware is original and in very fine condition, the chassis is quite clean, with no evidence of damage, let alone signs of oxidation, or indications of leaky/exploded capacitors. The handle is in very excellent condition. The most significat flaw with respect to condition is the original tube chart, which has flaked off from the side wall of the cabinet. The missing pieces were on the bottom on the Unit, and is included as pictured.
The Fender Reverb Unit was introduced in 1961, and utilizes; (1) 6K6 (1) 12AT7 and (1) 12AX7 tubes.
Just to reaffirm what has already been explained, this particular example is in 100% original condition. It retains the original transformers, electrolytics and all board caps, as well as, the tubes.This is an exceptional example, and is worthy of the most discerning collector.