Fender 75

Fender 75 1x15
Schematic(s) fender_75.pdf
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Model/Circuit Number: 75
Years of Production:
1980 – 1982
Era: Rivera
Configuration: Head, 1×12 Combo, 1×15 Combo
Controls: Black face plate with white letters
Knobs: Black skirted with chrome center
Faceplate

  • Front: Bright Switch, Volume (clean), Treble with pull-knob boost, Middle with pull-knob boost, Bass with pull-knob boost, Lead Drive, Reverb, Lead Level, and Master Volume.
  • Rear:

Cabinet

  • Dimensions: Head: 11” x 22¼” x 10”, 1×12 Combo: 18” x 10” x 22”, 1×15 Combo: 21”x 10” x 22”
  • Hardware:
  • Handle: Black Strap
  • Feet: Glides
  • Corners: Black Plastic Corner Protectors

 

Covering Material

  • Tolex/Tweed: Black Tolex
  • Grill Cloth: Black Grill with White Trim

Logo: Grill Mounted, Raised, Chrome and Black Script Fender without tail
Weight: 1×12 and 1×15 Combo: 65-70 lbs (depending on the speaker)
Speaker

  • Size: Ext Cabinet options were 1×12, 1×15, 4×10 and 2×12
  • Impedance: Combo: 1 x 12” -8 ohms or 1 x 15” -8 ohms
  • Model: Electro Voice and Blue Label Fender (Eminence)(For more info, check out the Jensen Replacement Speakers)

Effects: Reverb
~Watts: 15 (Lo) or 75 (Hi) Watts
Tubes

  • Pre amp: 3x12ax7 2x12at7
  • Power: 2 x 6L6GC

Bias: Fixed
Rectifier: Solid State

Comments: This amp came as a combo mainly..a head was available but combos were with either a 12″ or 15″ speaker. although it says 8 ohms, schematic says 4 ohms minimum.

Schematic/Layout:

fender_75.pdf

Model/Circuit Number: 75
Years of Production: 1980 – 1982
Era: Rivera
Configuration: Head, 1×12 Combo, 1×15 Combo
Controls: Black face plate with white letters
Knobs: Black skirted with chrome center
Faceplate

Front: Bright Switch, Volume (clean), Treble with pull-knob boost, Middle with pull-knob boost, Bass with pull-knob boost, Lead Drive, Reverb, Lead Level, and Master Volume.
Rear:

Cabinet

Dimensions: Head: 11” x 22¼” x 10”, 1×12 Combo: 18” x 10” x 22”, 1×15 Combo: 21”x 10” x 22”
Hardware:
Handle: Black Strap
Feet: Glides
Corners: Black Plastic Corner Protectors

Covering Material

Tolex/Tweed: Black Tolex
Grill Cloth: Black Grill with White Trim

Logo: Grill Mounted, Raised, Chrome and Black Script Fender without tail
Weight: 1×12 and 1×15 Combo: 65-70 lbs (depending on the speaker)
Speaker

Size: Ext Cabinet options were 1×12, 1×15, 4×10 and 2×12
Impedance: Combo: 1 x 12” -8 ohms or 1 x 15” -8 ohms
Model: Electro Voice and Blue Label Fender (Eminence)(For more info, check out the Jensen Replacement Speakers)

Effects: Reverb
~Watts: 15 (Lo) or 75 (Hi) Watts
Tubes

Pre amp: 3x12ax7 2x12at7
Power: 2 x 6L6GC

Bias: Fixed
Rectifier: Solid State

Comments: This amp came as a combo mainly..a head was available but combos were with either a 12″ or 15″ speaker. although it says 8 ohms, schematic says 4 ohms minimum.

28 Responses to “Fender 75”

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  1. Comment by Blueguitar007 — July 12, 2011 at 7:14 am   Reply

    That’s my amp in the pic. It is NOT a Rivera amp. Neither is the super champ. Both were Ed Jahns amps. Look it up. Very well documented. Rivera came aboard after it was designed and being sold. Please fix your page. Super champ too. Actually Rivera didn’t even design many of the II series either.
    Jim Keeley

  2. Comment by sashgoat — July 14, 2011 at 4:32 am   Reply

    The new layout is not very good.
    make it simple and put everything on one page so
    users can scroll up and down the entire page and
    look at every amp, all the clicking and navigating
    will just lag the server and make the site slow.

    • Comment by Anonymous — July 14, 2011 at 12:51 pm   Reply

      I hope this is what you were aiming for: http://ampwares.com/amps/.

      Also, we are about to upgrade servers with our host in order to decrease lag time.

      Thanks for the feedback!

    • Comment by Anonymous — July 14, 2011 at 12:51 pm   Reply

      I hope this is what you were aiming for: http://ampwares.com/amps/.

      Also, we are about to upgrade servers with our host in order to decrease lag time.

      Thanks for the feedback!

    • Comment by Anonymous — July 14, 2011 at 12:51 pm   Reply

      I hope this is what you were aiming for: http://ampwares.com/amps/.

      Also, we are about to upgrade servers with our host in order to decrease lag time.

      Thanks for the feedback!

  3. Comment by sergfender — August 23, 2011 at 9:43 pm   Reply

    Where can I find a cover for it. Or which Fender amp cover is compatible with it.

  4. Comment by Dgd — December 9, 2011 at 2:57 pm   Reply

    Your listed dimensions of cabs are not consistent between head and combo cabs as to what  is length x width x height. If the chassis is the same in all, then the width of all should be the same. Only the depth and height would change. According to my 1980 75 combo with the 15″, the width is 22 1/4. My other head only 75 is also 22 1/4.

  5. Comment by Ben — December 23, 2011 at 10:14 pm   Reply

    This was pre-Rivera.  Paul thought of it as a Boogie copy and  hated that Fender was following, not leading. 
    I used (and fried) a pre-production model, bought 2 in 1980 and have one still. 

  6. Comment by guest — January 24, 2012 at 1:05 pm   Reply

    Why not a pic of an original 75? The grill-cloth is wrong.

  7. Comment by Cesare Bianco — March 3, 2012 at 1:49 pm   Reply

    I own two 75s; 75/15″ (at now EV 12″) and 75/12″; different grill colour. It lasts from ’80 and still perfecly works- Definitely I prefere the second ore because the 75/15 is much “regular” sounding. Awesome all purpose sound, reverb, vibrato but too loud in power & weight !!! Cesare Bianco 

    • Comment by 2stratz — March 25, 2012 at 6:00 pm   Reply

      I wanted a nice tube amp that I could leave at The band rehearsal space so purchased a Fender 75 (fairly mint cond) sounds killer for $ 275. Love the amp as it is a nice clean sounding tube fender with balls to boot. Did I get a good deal? thoughts..

  8. Comment by michaelzieckas — March 10, 2013 at 7:51 am   Reply

    i have a fender 75 that i bought recently. it is a 75 watt tube head with a 4/10 cab. i love the way 10s sound they have alot of punch and this thing is LOUD. it cuts off but if you flip the standby switch it comes right back on. i’m not that well versed in these amps got any ideas? switch impedence? mz

    • Comment by mojotone — March 11, 2013 at 5:29 am   Reply

      Hi Michael, I am not sure what you mean about the cutoff problem with your amp. Does it cut off while you are playing it? Does the pilot light go out, or do you just lose sound? You want to pull the chassis out and just look at the general wiring around the switches, is there a broken solder joint, or loose wiring?

  9. Comment by michael zieckas — March 11, 2013 at 11:52 am   Reply

    hey thanks for writing back. the amp loses sound when you are playing. the pilot light stays on i don,
    ‘ lose power
    i was thinking speaker impedence because the guy i got the amp from wired the cab it is series parallel with 4 i think 50w 10s i love the amp i have a 60w fender concert from the same year and i use them together split through a stereo chorus and it’s the best tone i’ve ever gotten mz

  10. Comment by Monsieur Hun — April 3, 2013 at 3:24 am   Reply

    Hello,
    My Fender 75 outpout traformator is dead! Do you know where i can find one please?

  11. Comment by Katie Soonto BeJohnson — August 22, 2013 at 8:20 am   Reply

    Anyone know how much one of these is worth please?

  12. Comment by lewis cass — February 18, 2014 at 5:19 am   Reply

    Custom Amp Covers, 248 650 2509

  13. Comment by Richard Schickendantz — March 7, 2014 at 9:40 am   Reply

    To whom it may concern, Hi all i have the head 75version, its a great amp but like so many i have been less happy with the lead channel especially as it was suppose to compete with Mesa. Well i have found a non evasive work around thet you may want to try if you desire a switchable screaming lead tone. Replace the V3 and v5 with the best 12ax7/ecc83 you can afford and find ( i use Valvo’s) disconnect your reverb out/in and place a single lead to bridge and bypass the spring reverb in your combo or head. Now for the good part switch the amp on and use the reverb control to dial in whatever amount of gain you need to my ears it sound great. if you dont like it reverse the procedure and you ve lost nothing. You can still utilise the effect sen/return for an analog reverb panel or even a fender reverb unit if you can afford it. alternatively you could A/B box the reverb in out and still have the extra gain for lead at a tap of the foot.footnote for those hardnosed Fender fans,….Carlos santana appearantly is quoted regarding Mesa engineering when he tried a souped up Fender princeton as ” hey man this amp boogies” hence the name of the company that follod, just remember that amp was a Fender!!! designed by Ed Jahns who worked for NASA before he joined Fender, blessed be he,….he ‘s left some great amps behind.

    p.s KT66 tubes are just a drop in affair and compress/tidy up the massive gain achieved, dont forget to tweak the little pot meter at the back for output balancing, just listen for hum with no volume and fix at quietest point.

    happy play & practice

    • Comment by Rick Gafgen — March 19, 2014 at 9:07 pm   Reply

      Richard- I just bought one of the Fender 75 head only models from GC Langhorne for $150. They thought it was screwed because when using reverb at all they got the loud buzzing sound. I cleaned the oxide off the RCA conns on the spring unit and it now sounds great, no buzz at all. But the lead master has no effect at all when turned. Is this shot or do I need to plug in two instruments for this feature to work? Or do you need the foot switch to work this feature? I just got it and have not tried these since cleaning it up. Its cosmetically great though. Thinking about getting a Celestion G12 75w 8 ohm single cabinet for it but maybe I should get a dual cabinet because it really barks and it may blow out a single. What do you think?

  14. Comment by Richard Schickendantz — March 7, 2014 at 9:43 am   Reply

    CORRECTION

  15. Comment by Richard Schickendantz — March 7, 2014 at 9:45 am   Reply

    :)

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