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
Faceplate

  • 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

Cabinet

  • 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
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Speaker

  • 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
Tubes

  • 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.

13 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?

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