Fender Blonde Showman

Model/Circuit Number: 6G14, 6G14-A
Years of Production:
1960 – 1963
Era: Blonde
Configuration: Piggyback
Controls: Brown forward facing w/ white labels, controls numbered 1 – 10
Knobs: White round, unnumbered

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


  • Dimensions: Head: 8 x 26 x 9, Showman 12: (ported tone ring) 21 x 30 x 11½, Showman 15: (ported tone ring) 24½ x 36 x 11½, Double Showman: 24½ x 36 x 11½
  • Hardware: Cabinet Hooks, Chassis Straps
  • Handle: Brown Plastic
  • Feet:
  • Corners: Corner Protectors


Covering Material

  • Tolex/Tweed: White Tolex
  • Grill Cloth: Maroon (60-62) or Wheat (late 62-63) grille cloth

Logo: Grill mounted, flat, chrome & black, script
Weight: 100 lbs.

  • Size: 1 x 12
  • Impedance: 8 ohms
  • Model: Showman 12: JBL D-120F ; Showman 15, Double Showman: JBL D-130F or JBL D-140F(For more info, check out the Jensen Replacement Speakers)

Effects: Tremolo
~Watts: 100 watts

  • Pre amp: 6G14: 6 x 7025; 6G14-A: 2 x 12AX7, 4 x 7025
  • Power: 6G14: 4 x 6L6GC; 6G14-A: 4 x 5881

Bias: Fixed Bias
Rectifier: Solid State

Comments: The Showman 12, Showman 15, and Double Showman all used the same head with the only difference being the size and speakers of the the speaker cabinet. Maroon grilled Double Showmans exist, but are very rare. The harmonic vibrato tremolo circuit left half a dual triode (7025 or 12AX7) unused.

4 thoughts on “Fender Blonde Showman

  • May 14, 2014 at 12:05 am

    The schematic of the 6G14 shows (6) 7025’s and (4) 6L6GC’s. The 6G14A shows 2 12AX7’s, 4 7025’s and (4) 6L6GC’s. The power output of these amps was 85 watts.

    • July 26, 2018 at 2:52 pm

      Well, no. The 6G14 used four 6L6GCs while the 6G14-A used four 5881s. The output of either was reported by Fender to be 85 W.

  • December 3, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    The 6G14 and 6G14A circuits are entirely different preamp topologies. The 6G14 Showman and 6G8 Twin employed the “James” preamp circuit. The latter circuit with the (A) signifier was the original precursor to the famous AB763 Blackface circuit.

  • June 27, 2019 at 7:16 am

    I’ve seen some with tapped tone controls. Which variation were these?


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