Here is a vintage 1964 Fender Vibroverb electric guitar amplifier. This particular example, serial number A02829, is in incredible 100% 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 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: A02829
Tube Chart Stamp: NF (June 1964)
Speaker Code: 137 409 (CTS)
Transformer Codes: 606409, -606-4-10 606415, -606-4-20
The Fender Vibroverb utilizes: (1) 5AR4, (2) 6L6, (3) 7025, (2) 12AT7, and (1) 12AX7 tubes through an original 1 x 15″ CTS speaker.
As mentioned above, this example is in 100% all original condition. From the Mullard and RCA preamp tubes, to the Mallory capacitors, not a single component has been replaced. Additionally, the amp happens to be in extremely excellent well-preserved cosmetic condition. Other than a tiny snag in the grill cloth, the amp is in near perfect condition. From a short distance and most angles, the amp looks perfectly crisp with no issues, but as described above, there is a small snag, that penetrates through the evenly aged cloth, which is visible in the pics to the right. Otherwise, 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.