Fender Blonde Tremolux

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Model/Circuit Number: 6G9, 6G9-A, 6G9-B
Years of Production:
1961 – 1963
Era: Blonde
Configuration: Piggyback
Controls: Brown forward facing w/ white labels, controls numbered 1 – 10
Knobs: White round, unnumbered

  • Front: Bright: In, In, Vol, Treb, Bass – Normal: In, In, Vol, Treb, Bass – Speed, Intensity – Pilot Lamp
  • Rear: Ground Sw, Fuse (2A), Power Sw, Speaker Jack, Ex. Speaker Jack, Tremolo Jack


  • Dimensions: Head: 8 x 23 x 8 3/8, Cabinet: 17½ x 27 x 11½
  • Hardware: Medium Chassis Straps 4 5/8”
  • Handle: Brown plastic Strap
  • Feet: Glides
  • Corners: Corner Protectors


Covering Material

  • Tolex/Tweed: White Tolex
  • Grill Cloth: Maroon (61-62) or wheat (62-63) grill cloth

Logo: Grill mounted, flat, chrome & black, script

  • Size: 6G9, 6G9-A: ported tone ring, 1 x 10”/8 ohms 6G9-B: sealed, 2 x 10/4 ohms (8 ohms each in parallel)
  • Impedance: 8 ohms ; 4 ohms
  • Model: Jensen P10Q or Oxford 10K5(For more info, check out the Jensen Replacement Speakers)

Effects: Tremolo
~Watts: 30-35 watts

  • Pre amp: 7025
  • Power: 6G9: 2 x 6BQ5 ; 6G9-A, 6G9-B: 2 x 6L6GC

Bias: Fixed Bias, Nonadjustable
Rectifier: GZ34

Comments: Some early Tremolux cabs were fitted with a 1 x 12″ baffle.

22 Responses to “Fender Blonde Tremolux”

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  1. Comment by Barry_tl — July 18, 2011 at 3:49 pm   Reply

    This is actually a blackface recovered in blond.
    No presence control.

  2. Comment by Coolblueglow — April 1, 2012 at 6:10 pm   Reply

    Barry – sorry, but your mistaken. The photo is correct…a 1961 Tremolux. Easy mistake though… The picture here is a 1961 6G9, using two 6BQ5 tubes. Only made one year. Check your schematic. The 6BQ5 6G9 circuit did NOT have a presence control.

  3. Comment by Whiskey SundayOctober 25, 2012 at 3:37 am   Reply

    My ’62 6G9-B has no standby switch…

  4. Comment by Ed C — June 13, 2013 at 7:11 am   Reply

    How can I figure out which circuit number I have? And how can I verify that I have a ’62? Thanks, Ed.

    • Comment by andrew — June 13, 2013 at 8:34 am   Reply

      You can probably remove your chassis and find some information somewhere on the underside.

  5. Comment by Rick @ Lightning Music — October 22, 2014 at 2:03 pm   Reply

    None of the Tremolux Piggy backs used a presence control. You are thinking of a Bassman.
    The 6G9 uses 2 – 6BQ5 power tubes, and does have a standby switch.
    The 6G9-B uses 2 – 6L6 tubes, and does not have a standby switch.
    Blackface uses 2 – 6L6, with standby.
    Fee free to call Lightning Music with questions; 614-746-8631

    • Comment by Lee Hollowell — December 1, 2014 at 8:44 pm   Reply

      Mine has a standby switch, and 6L6’s, and a tone ring cabinet. There is no tube chart. But with vintage Fender, anything is possible.

  6. Comment by wrayven — December 1, 2014 at 11:33 am   Reply

    To Barry, none of the versions of the 6G9 Tremolux have a Presence control. I have owned a 6G9B and currently own a 6G9A with tone ring cab and neither of them had a presence control. Only the higher powered models during the 1960-63 6G type Fender Blond/Brown amps have a presence control(Bandmaster, Bassman, Pro, Super, Showman, Twin & Vibrasonic would be the models). Any Fender 6G era amp specified below 35 watts does not have a presence control. For those that care, the 6G9A Tremolux is the same amp as the 6G11 Vibrolux combo.

  7. Comment by Jay Bradshaw — August 7, 2015 at 12:14 pm   Reply

    I have a vintage Tremolux 2×10″ cabinet that has been ‘reworked’. Were these cabinets totally sealed, or did they have porting holes in the baffle? Also, if sealed, did they originally have fill material, and what type?

  8. Comment by Paul Bechtoldt — September 22, 2015 at 10:09 am   Reply

    The 2-10 cabs are sealed the 1-10″ tone ring cab had the “floating Baffle” so it is ported around the edges.
    My 6G9 (no A or B) was 00845 KK on tube chart Factory installed 5881 and also a JBl D120 12″. Before whoever took over this site, my amp was the one posted here (since 1996) with the dusty rose colored wall behind it.

  9. Comment by RKL — November 9, 2015 at 6:11 pm   Reply

    Does anyone know if any tremolux 6g9-a early 1961 were produced in brown tolex

  10. Comment by Ell — November 12, 2015 at 12:36 am   Reply

    We’re there any tremolux produced in brown in 1961

  11. Comment by Ell — November 12, 2015 at 12:38 am   Reply

    We’re there any 1961 tremolux produced in brown tolex

  12. Comment by John — January 19, 2016 at 10:57 am   Reply

    I recently obtained a ’62 brown face Tremolux head. Some one had re-tolex black and silver grill cloth.
    The stamp is still in place and indicates year L (1962) and maybe an H or A for the month…
    When in 1962 did Fender begin to use cream/wheat combo instead of the Oxblood?
    Any experts out there? I realize it may be indeterminant.

  13. Comment by Rob Skaltsis — June 11, 2016 at 12:24 pm   Reply

    No Piggy-back amp was made in a Brown Tolex version. Temoluxes were covered as follows:
    60-63 Rough Blonde Tolex, 64 Smooth Blonde Tolex or Black Tolex, 64-66 Black Tolex only.

  14. Comment by Fred — July 7, 2017 at 6:25 pm   Reply

    Has anyone seen or heard of an early ’63 Brown face covered in Black telex? This amp looks really original, but it is a brown face w/ white knobs and black telex. It doesn’t appear to be a re-cover but thats hard to tell.


  15. Comment by brian klazek — October 3, 2017 at 6:08 am   Reply

    i have fender tremolux chassis#04488,pentened 005 tube chart6l6,stamp, (something), A,oxblood front, 2×10’s, ,could you tell me what year, it sold to me 1962 ?. lhave to sell, due to a deep stroke. anything info will be appreciate

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