Fender Brownface Concert

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Model/Circuit Number: 5G12 ~ 1959, 6G12 ~ 1960, 6G12-A ~ 1960-1963
Years of Production: 1959 – 1963
Era:
Configuration: Combo
Controls: Brown forward facing w/ white screened labels, controls numbered 1-10
Knobs: Brown round
Faceplate:

  • Front: Normal: In, In, Bass, Treb, Vol – Vibrato: In, In, Bass, Treb, Vol, Speed, Intensity – Presense – Pilot Lamp (6G12-A)
  • Rear: 6G12: Ground Sw, Fuse (3A), Power Sw, Standby Sw, Speaker Jack, Vibrato Jack

Cabinet:

Tolex/Tweed:

  • Pinkish Brown Tolex ~ 1959-1961
  • Brown Tolex ~ 1962-1963

Grill Cloth:

Logo: Grill mounted, flat, chrome & black script
Weight: 55 lbs.
Speaker:

Effects: Tremolo
Watts: 40 watts
Tubes:

  • Pre amp: 7025
  • Power: 6G12: 2 x 6L6GC ; 6G12-A:2 x 5881
  • Bias: Fixed Bias, nonadjustable
  • Rectifier: Solid State

Comments:
Tremolo: 2 x 7025 (6G12) or 2 x 7025 and ½ 12AX7 (6G12-A) (harmonic vibrato)

2 Responses to “Fender Brownface Concert”

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  1. Comment by Pdyckman — January 26, 2012 at 11:28 am   Reply

    I worked with a guitarist who played an Esquire and a brown face Concert Amp. He painted this beautiful screaming amp black. He had a great sound with that old Esquire rear pick up and the non-reverb 4×10″ Concert. This was in 1972 so I didn’t know anything about the value of his guitar & amp. Pure Fender! tHOSE WERE THE DAYS. Skip “Alex” Spence, our lead player played through an amp custom built for him. The tech for Moby Grape put together (4) Twin Reverb amps into one monster amp. This pushed (4) 4×12″ custom built  speaker bottoms.

  2. Comment by Fieldy — June 9, 2012 at 8:05 am   Reply

    I was digging through my grand fathers attic and came across this amp staring back at me.  He bought it new back in 1960, played for a month or so and locked it away.  It is is PERFECT condition.  Along with the amp he bought a Buddy Holly edition fender strat, which a frind so lovingly took off him for a few hundred bucks (FML).  Anyway I took the amp home and in the process of having the speakers re-conned.  I am super excited to hear how this baby sounds!  

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