Here is a vintage 1965 Fender Showman -Amp “AB763″ electric bass and guitar amplifier. This particular 1 x 15” cabinet example, serial number A04300, is in very nice all original condition. This high output piggyback example was commonly used for both bass and guitar, and would make a great complement to most any Fender setup.
Serial Number: A04300
Tube Chart Stamp: OJ (October 1965)
Transformer Codes: 606538, -606-5-38, 606515
Speaker Serial Number: 19460 (JBL D130F)
This ’65 Showman -Amp utilizes: (4) 6L6, (2) 7025, (1) 12AX7 and (1) 12AT7 tubes through an original 1 x 15″ JBL D130F speaker fastened to the “tone ring” within the cabinet.
Aside from the mismatched power tubes, and the preamp tubes that were replaced within the last 10 years, all other components are 100% original. Even the notoriously fatigued electrolytic caps are still present, intact, and perfectly functional. The general cosmetic condition is very nice: the original grill cloth is intact and attractive, as is the original black vinyl tolex. There is evidence of fading, several snags on the tolex, and some slight imperfections along the control panel plate. It appears to have original metal feet along one of the sides, to protect it when upright.
The amp sounds great and everything is functional. Famous for being very loud and clean, the bass response is extraordinarily bold. The closed back cabinet really projects a beautifully and directly. Tone ring cabinets have also garnered attention for being both rare and performing with precision. Tight and articulate, this amp is really is perfect for loud and clean.