Fender Blackface Deluxe

Schematic(s) deluxe_ab763.pdf
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Model/Circuit Number: AA763
Years of Production: 1963 – 1966
Era: Blackface
Configuration: Combo
Controls: Black forward facing w/ white labels
Knobs: Black skirted w/ chrome center, numbered 1 – 10

  • Front: Normal: In, In, Vol, Treb, Bass – Vibrato: In, In, Vol, Treb, Bass, Speed, Intensity – Pilot Lamp
  • Rear: AC Outlet, Ground Sw, Fuse (1A), Power Sw, Standby Sw, Speaker Jack, Ex. Speaker Jack, Vibrato Jack



Grill Cloth:

Weight: 34 lbs

Effects: Tremolo
Watts: 22 Watts

  • Pre amp: 7025
  • Power: 2 x 6V6GT
  • Rectifier: GZ34
  • Bias: Fixed Bias with Bias Adjustment Pot

14 Responses to “Fender Blackface Deluxe”

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  1. Comment by Mm24all — August 7, 2011 at 3:33 pm   Reply

    Cabinet size is 22″Wx17″Hx9.5″D

  2. Comment by Steven Tate — September 30, 2011 at 4:00 pm   Reply

    On my pre-CBS Blackface Deluxe, the tube chart sticker says the circuit is AB763.
    It was made March of 1965 according to the “OC” date stamp on the sticker. (‘O’ is ’65, ‘C’ is March.)
    You have these listed as AA763. Can anyone tell me the difference between these two circuits?
    Thanks (:

  3. Comment by Steven Tate — September 30, 2011 at 4:03 pm   Reply

    Also, how many watts? Anyone ?

  4. Comment by Lucacalvani — October 18, 2011 at 10:25 am   Reply

    Hi! there is anyone that could give me details (or pictures) about speakers and the switch of a fender deluxe amp 1966 please? I’m going to buy one but I’m not sure if it is all original! cheers

  5. Comment by Guest — December 26, 2011 at 2:20 pm   Reply

    Mine is a ’65 and makes 22w. Original speaker was an Oxford.

  6. Comment by Guest — December 26, 2011 at 2:34 pm   Reply

    A few pics. The Celestion G12-H is obviously non-original, I took the Oxford out and retired it.

  7. Comment by Sf-nic — August 14, 2012 at 10:12 pm   Reply

    The AA763 circuit has a 22k resistor in the log-tail phase inverter; this was changed to 27k in the AB763.

    The plate resistor for the “top” side of the 12AT7 tube in the PI circuit was changed from 100k to 82k.

    That’s it. Otherwise, they’re identical. The change was made to tweak the phase similarity in the PI circuit, giving microscopically more headroom in the amp. Yes, you can hear it–sometimes–when playing at specific volumes and with a limited amount of surrounding noise. In a band setting at volumes this amp is normally used at, you can’t hear the difference. (The change was actually made to clean up the PI circuit in other amps, as part of the general AB763 overhaul. You can hear the change a bit better on the 6L6GC amps, such as the Pro . Also note that this change was generally made to amps that use a simple 820 ohm resistor int he negative feedback loop.

    Strictly speaking, the AB763 PI circuit is probably the “standard blackface” version. The AA763 version is a carry-over from the late tweed/brownface/blonde eras.

  8. Comment by jabguit — August 16, 2012 at 6:12 pm   Reply

    anyone know of an aftermarket cabinet maker? I want to put my ’64 in another cab and keep my original in wraps.

  9. Comment by Jay Skezas — February 1, 2015 at 2:02 pm   Reply

    Does the Blackface deluxe always come with no Fender logo in the upper left corner of the grill?

  10. Comment by fmk — January 5, 2016 at 3:41 am   Reply

    Hello at All, and thanks it is very very good info and hep for my.

    My real name is Jose an my nick name in all forums is fmk, i write of SPAIN-(Madrid)

    How “Steven Tate” i have one rare piece of this good am beautifull Amp.

    My deluxe model is too circuit tipe AB763,
    Non logo in external front
    Whit label datasheets leters OF,= June of 1965
    Chasis ref: A 03383
    And interior chasis print W35 and other whit text TH2265
    Number of fabricatiĆ³n = #2
    I hapy whit new an complete info see here.

    (sorry for my bad english write but at change ones “rises” an hapi (risas) whit this jajaja)

    For more info or photos :


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