Fender Blonde Tremolux

Blonde tremolux Front
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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.

12 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.

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