Fender Vibroverb 1963 Reissue

Model/Circuit Number: 6G16 (Circuit varies from the original)
Years of Production:
1990 – 1995
Era: Vintage Reissue
Configuration: Combo
Controls: Brown forward facing w/ white screened labels, controls numbered 1-10
Knobs: Brown Round
Faceplate

  • Front: Normal: In, In, Vol, Treb, Bass – Bright: In, In, Vol, Treb, Bass, Reverb – Speed, Intensity – Pilot Lamp
  • Rear: Fuse (3A), Ground Sw, Power Sw, Standby Sw, Speaker Jack, Ex. Speaker Jack, Footswitch Jack

Cabinet

  • Dimensions: 19 3/8 x 25 x 8 5/8
  • Hardware: Medium Chassis Straps 4 5/8”
  • Handle: Black Strap Handle
  • Feet: Glides
  • Corners:

 

Covering Material

  • Tolex/Tweed: Brown Tolex
  • Grill Cloth: Wheat Grill Cloth

Logo: Grill mounted, flat, chrome & black script
Weight: 46 lbs.
Speaker

Effects: Tremolo, Reverb
~Watts: 35 watts
Tubes

  • Pre amp: 7025
  • Power: 2 x 6L6GC

Bias: Fixed Bias
Rectifier: Solid State

Comments: The reissue differs in several ways from the original, most notably is the solid state rectifier, printed circuit board and hardwired reverb cables.

7 thoughts on “Fender Vibroverb 1963 Reissue

  • March 25, 2015 at 11:53 pm
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    Hey, is this amp still available?

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  • April 11, 2015 at 7:48 pm
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    Not new. I see them pop up from time to time on the ‘bay or craig’s

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  • August 13, 2015 at 7:07 am
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    I have been usung the ’63 Vibroverb Reissue ever sine I bought it new, in 1992. Never a problem mechanically.. I have been using all Groove Tubes for all the preamp tubes, since it was still almost new. And the 6L6s are the older Svetlana “Winged ‘C'” power tubes. All of the original tubes were Chinese, and some people gave them bad reviews, so I just replaced them all. The hugest improvement on sound was when I put a pair of new 10 inch Eminence 1028-K, [ALNICO], speakers in it… It was as if I took a thick wool blanket off it. It is the perfect amp for me. It sounds really good either at very low volumes or at very high volumes. I am always getting compliments on it’s TONE, when playing out with my 50s-60s R&R Band…..

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  • June 16, 2016 at 7:47 am
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    I managed to find one of these new back in 1991 with the 2 X 10 Oxfords. Great little combo and very reliable. The only mod I made was to swap out the Oxfords for Jensens, made a huge difference in brighter tone. 35 watts may be an understatement in my opinion, this baby is Loud !

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  • September 12, 2016 at 9:37 am
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    I put in 2 Weber 10A125,s and NOS tubes. Put in a bias pot and now it,s a tone monster! Takes pedals well. Plenty loud enough, too.

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  • December 15, 2016 at 2:24 pm
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    How did you install the bias pot?
    Did you just replace R59 or 58, or did you add a pot and replace one of the resistors.
    I’ve been looking for some instruction to do that but haven’t found any.

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  • October 6, 2018 at 10:46 am
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    It’s a great amp with wonderful tone and plenty of power. Always works and sounds great. Had the tubes replaced with American ones a few years ago which made it even better. Always loved the Fender “Bell Tone” and this one has never let me down. Previously had a Pre-CBS deluxe and a twin. I’ll put this up against both of those any day.

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