Here is a vintage 1964 Fender Reverb Unit 6G15 tube spring reverb effect. This particular example, serial number R06248, is in near mint 100% all original condition, includes the original Victoria canvas cover, and features a very rare transitional combination of; smooth blonde tolex, wheat-colored grill cloth, a black face plate/control panel, and white barrel knobs! This tube spring reverb-equipped (Hammond) tank is perfect for both the players lacking a good reverb (if any) on their amp, and the Fender amp collectors desiring a great, rare example of a pre-CBS Reverb Unit. Produced in limited quantities of a short period of time, this variety Reverb Unit is perhaps the most rare, as well as, the most desirable. A perfect complement to a ’64 Bassman 6G6-A with the identical aesthetic, this is pre-CBS color coordination at its absolute finest. Do not miss out on this rare opportunity to buy the best version of the best tube spring reverb unit ever made!
Serial Number: R06248
Transformer Codes: 606349, -606-4-09, -606-4-05
Tube Chart Date: NF (June 1964)
The blonde vinyl tolex exterior is in excellent vintage condition, and only exhibits some slight inevitable discoloration from a knot in the wood. The sparkle wheat grill cloth is not faded, and still looks very crisp and attractive. There are no snags, rips, nor tears in the grill and the appearance and structural integrity is perfect. The control panel is also crisp and clean with approximately 3 small 1/4″ input jack nicks. All of the hardware is in very excellent condition, the chassis is quite clean, with no evidence of damage, let alone signs of oxidation, nor indications of leaky/exploded capacitors.
The Fender Reverb Unit was introduced in 1961 and was initially offered in rough blonde tolex with burgundy “Ox blood” grill cloth and a brown leather handle, which later evolved into brown tolex with a wheat colored grill cloth and a leather handle, offered in the brown aesthetic between late-1961-1963. For a brief period, before assuming the same black with silver grill cloth which adorned the rest of the amps made by Fender at the time, the Fender Reverb was offered with the transitional combination of both blonde tolex with wheat grill cloth for
This ’64 Fender Reverb 6G15 still retains an entirely original matching set of RCA tubes, including; (1) 6K6, (1) 12AT7, and (1) 12AX7. This particular example retains the original Hammond spring reverb tank, transformers, tubes, power cable, as well as, all of the original caps.
As may be deduced by the tank’s near pristine physical presentation, this unit remains in perfect working condition. With Fender’s signature lush spring reverb effect, this example performs efficiently with a depth and delay that seemingly dwarfs the on-board Reverb found in later Fender amps. Mistakenly pigeonholed as a great surf music box, it offers incomparable reverb that would be highly usable in endless recording and live settings. For guitar, vocals, or even an entire mix, nothing comes close to reproducing the sonically beautiful nature of the Fender Reverb Unit.