This is a vintage 1964 Fender Reverb Unit. This particular example, serial number R05213, is in very excellent condition 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.
Serial Number: R05213
Transformer Codes: 606346, -606-4-02, -606-4-05
Tube Chart Date: NB (February 1964)
The blonde vinyl tolex exterior is in excellent vintage condition, but does exhibit some minor wear . The wheat grill cloth is not faded, and still looks very crisp and attractive. There are no snags, rips, or tears in the grill and the appearance and structural integrity is very fine. The control panel is also crisp and clean with some few small blemishes. All of the hardware is in very excellent condition, the chassis is quite clean, with no evidence of damage, let alone signs of oxidation, or indications of leaky/exploded capacitors.
The Fender Reverb Unit was introduced in 1961 and was offered in blonde tolex, and offered in brown in late â61-63. The Fender Reverb utilizes; (1) 6K6 (1) 12AT7 and (1) 12AX7 tubes through the Fender Reverb Tank. This particular example retains the original reverb tank, transformers, power tube, cable and most of the original caps. The electrolytics have been inevitably replaced. The Reverb works perfectly and sounds fantastic.