Fender Vibroverb 1963 Reissue

Fender Vibroverb Brownface Reissue 1963
Schematic(s) vibroverb_63_ri.pdf
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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.

5 Responses to “Fender Vibroverb 1963 Reissue”

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  1. Comment by Ben — March 25, 2015 at 11:53 pm   Reply

    Hey, is this amp still available?

  2. Comment by Tom — April 11, 2015 at 7:48 pm   Reply

    Not new. I see them pop up from time to time on the ‘bay or craig’s

  3. Comment by Rod Parsons — August 13, 2015 at 7:07 am   Reply

    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…..

  4. Comment by Gary — June 16, 2016 at 7:47 am   Reply

    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 !

  5. Comment by Firecracker — September 12, 2016 at 9:37 am   Reply

    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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