Fender Bandmaster Reverb

Fender Bandmaster Reverb

Model/Circuit Number: AA768, AA568, AA1069, or TFL5005
Years of Production:
1968 – 1980
Era: Silverface
Configuration: Piggyback
Controls: Silver forward facing w/ blue labels
Knobs: Fender Black Skirted 1-10
Faceplate

  • Front: Normal: In, In, Bright Sw, Vol, Treb, Bass – Vibrato: In, In, Bright Sw, Vol, Treb, Mid, Bass, Speed, Intensity, Reverb – Master Vol (76-80) – Pilot Lamp
  • Rear: AC Outlet, Ground Sw, Fuse (2A), Power Sw, Standby Sw, Speaker Jack, Ex. Speaker Jack, Vibrato Jack, Reverb Jack, Reverb Out, Reverb In

Cabinet

  • Dimensions: Head: 13” x 25” x 9½” , 68-75: 39” x 29” x 11½”, 30” x 28” x 12”
  • Hardware: Chrome Corners with lip, Large Chassis Straps 5 5/8”, Side Bar Clips
  • Handle: Black Strap
  • Feet: Casters on the 2×12 extension cabinet
  • Corners: Chrome Corners with Lip

 

Covering Material

  • Tolex/Tweed: Black Tolex
  • Grill Cloth: Blue White Silver w/ aluminum frame (68-69), w/o aluminum frame (70-80)

Logo: Grille mounted, raised, chrome & black script, with tail, (76) changed to the script, no tail logo.
Weight: 117 lbs
Speaker

  • Size: 2 x 12
  • Impedance: 4 ohms
  • Model: Oxford 12T6, Utah 12” (ceramic) and JBL D-120(For more info, check out the Jensen Replacement Speakers)

Effects: Tremolo, Reverb
~Watts: 40 watts
Tubes

  • Pre amp: 7025, 12 AT7
  • Power: 2 x 6L6GC

Bias: Fixed, Adjustment Pot
Rectifier: 5U4GB

Comments: AA568 included a major change to the bias section of the power amp which was poorly received so Fender changed the model design to the AA1069 but kept much of the disliked circuitry. The aluminum trim was deleted from cabinets when the AA1069 model appeared in 1970. In 1970 a grounded AC plug and three-position ground switch were added to the rear panel.

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  1. Comment by Webster Phreaky — August 24, 2012 at 7:20 pm   Reply

    I have an early 1969 made TFL5005 BMR with a AA1069 circuit (SN confirmed thru Fender). So your 1970 date for the appearance of the AA1069 is not correct

    • Comment by Johnston — January 27, 2014 at 4:35 pm   Reply

      The AA1069 circuit was released in October 1969 (10-69) . Thats how the old Fender circuits are deciphered… i.e, AB763 = July 1963, etc. So its highly unlikely an early ’69 would have a circuit that wasn’t in production yet…

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