This is a vintage 1964 Fender Vibroverb -Amp electric guitar amplifier. This particular example, serial number A00733, is in incredible all original condition and includes the original footswitch. The Fender Vibroverb has long been highly coveted by tone fanatics, and for good reason: it is completely unique, and unlike any other Blackface Fender amp with Reverb. Even the original catalog description suggests it “surpasses other amps in tone and power within and above its price range.” The amp once synonymous with, if not responsible for, Stevie Ray Vaughan’s incredible tone, which was also reissued in 2003 (and discontinued in 2008) is considered the holy grail of Fender Blackface amps.
Serial Number: A00733
Tube Chart Stamp: NB (February 1964)
Speaker Date Code: 137 342 (CTS)
Transformer Codes: 606342, -606-4-34, 606342, -606326
The Fender Vibroverb features: (1) 5AR4, (2) 6L6, (3) 7025, (2) 12AT7, and (1) 12AX7, all of which are original tubes through an original 1 x 15″ CTS (5815025) speaker.
As mentioned above, this example is in 100% all original condition. From the Mullard and RCA power/preamp tubes, to the Mallory capacitors, it appears the only service was executed in the mid-’70s. Additionally, the amp happens to be in extremely excellent well-preserved cosmetic condition. The grille cloth is in perfect structural condition with no snags, no rips, no tears, and no graying from rubbing. The rough black Tolex is also incredibly crisp, and after the amp was wiped down, it looks near mint! It appears those notorious casters were installed some time ago, and have long since been removed. The result is 4 small holes on each corner of the bottom of the amp. And they’re actually difficult to see. This museum-piece is one of the absolute finest examples I’ve seen ever to be made available on eBay, and short of having an original cover, it would be hard to imagine a cleaner one.
Most importantly, the amp works perfectly and sounds ridiculously great. Far superior to a Super Reverb or a Deluxe Reverb, this amp produces an incredibly dynamic, yet lush and harmonic, tone that absolutely sings. Whether the Volume is set at 3 or 10, the amp sounds great. Superb clean tones, and jaw-dropping subtle overdrive make this particular example quite complementary with pretty much any guitar. The speaker is in perfect all original condition with the original cone. It is highly responsive, and does not exhibit voicecoil distortion or cone fatigue. This is a rare opportunity for our International customers to bid on a great amp with fantastic Worldwide shipping prices and practices, that most sellers never extend. We have expertly shipped hundreds of vintage Blackface amps all over the World, and proudly offer such service for this Vibroverb.