Fender Brownface Bandmaster

Schematic(s) bandmaster_6g7.pdf
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PModel/Circuit Number: 6G7
Years of Production:
Era: Brown
Configuration: Combo
Controls: Brown forward facing w/ white screened labels, controls numbered 1-10
Knobs: Brown Barrel

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



Grill Cloth:

Logo: Fender Brown Flat Logo

Effects: Tremolo

  • Pre amp: 7025
  • Power: 2 x 6L6GC or 5881
  • Bias: Fixed, Unadjustable
  • Rectifier: Solid State

Part of quintet of amps that Fender called “the Professional Amplifiers.” The series included the Bandmaster, Concert, Super, and Vibrosonic. Within a year the Bandmaster evolved into the Blonde piggyback head and 2×12 cabinet. The controls on the early Brown Bandmaster changed from the “Center Volume” faceplate to “Volume, Treble, Bass” faceplate in the spring of 1960.

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  1. Comment by Mick lee — July 19, 2012 at 11:47 am   Reply

    I own one of these

  2. Comment by jeff grecny — October 12, 2014 at 11:43 am   Reply

    I own one of these brown face amps–in mint condition. I’m curious what their value is on today’s market.

  3. Comment by Michael James Walmsley — April 4, 2015 at 8:42 am   Reply

    the “Vintage Guitar Boutique” in Bethnal Green has one for sale at £7500 … seems a bit expensive as I sold mine three years ago for £1800 …they also have a brownface 2 x 10″ Super Amp for £4500 … London Prices…

  4. Comment by Mr. Big Stuff — May 12, 2015 at 7:29 pm   Reply

    london shmundon

  5. Comment by Paul LindenMay 23, 2017 at 10:05 am   Reply

    The one in the picture is a refab with aftermarket cabinet and tolex. The originals are in light brown / tan tolex

  6. Comment by Paul LindenMay 23, 2017 at 10:17 am   Reply

    also note the dimensions are missing from the description: they should read as follows— 22 5/8 H x 24 W x 10 1/2 D

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