Here’s a vintage 1965 Fender Vibrolux Reverb AA864 electric guitar amplifier. This particular example, serial number A05474, is in extremely excellent, near mint, cosmetic condition and includes the original VIB/REV footswitch, the original Victoria vinyl cover, and an additional padded Tuki cover. Aside from a very recent service which included the replacement of the electrolytic capacitors, several board caps, as well as, an upgraded 3-prong grounded power cable, this amp is in 100% all original condition and even includes all of the original tubes! This amp is perfect for both the collector and the player, as its pristine condition certainly reflects the internal integrity, which highly contributes to the efficient, magnificent, and impressive sound.
Serial Number: A05474
Tube Chart Date Stamp: OA (January 1965)
Transformer Codes: 606-536, -606-5-39, -606-5-48, –606542
Speaker Date Codes: 220551 (Jensen)
This ’65 Fender Vibrolux Reverb features: (1) 5AR4, (2) 6L6, (3) 7025, (2) 12AT7, (1) 12AX7, original tubes through the original 2 x 10″ Jensen brown and gold Fender label speakers.
The black vinyl tolex exterior is in very excellent condition with a couple inevitable pressure indentations and a few scuffs. The silver/black stripe grill cloth retains perfect structural integrity along with no visible fading. The control panel is in exceedingly fine shape, as is the corresponding metal hardware. The chassis is remarkably crisp with no evidence oxidation, and the transformers look like new.
The amp works great and sounds amazing. Since its recent professional service, it functions absolutely perfectly without issue. Unfortunately, none of the original replaced components are included. The original cones in the original speakers are crisp and intact with excellent frequency response. There is no audible speaker fatigue nor voice coil distortion. It is exorbitantly loud but not harsh, and exudes a very musically sweet tonality sometimes absent from Twin Reverbs and other higher output amps. Perfect at both low and high volumes, this Fender Vibrolux Reverb epitomizes excellent black face Fender tone.1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968