Fender Concert II

Model/Circuit Number: Concert 112, Concert 210, Concert 410, Concert Top
Years of Production:
1982 – 1987
Era:
Configuration: Combo, Head (83-87)
Controls: Black, forward facing w/ white labels
Knobs: Black skirted w/ chrome center, numbered 1 – 10
Faceplate:

  • Front: In 1, In 2, Vol (Pull for Bright), Treb, Bass – Vol (Pull for Ch Select), Gain, Master Vol, Treb, Mid (Pull for Boost), Bass, Reverb, Presense – Standby Sw, Power Sw, Pilot Lamp
  • Rear: Fuse (2 1/2A), AC Outlet (Grounded, Polarized), Ground Sw (A/Off/B), Speaker (1/4”), Ex Speaker (1/4”), Line Out (1/4”), Return Level, Return (1/4”), Send (1/4”), Send Level, Reverb Out (RCA), Reverb In (RCA), Pedal Plain (1/4”), Pedal Red (1/4”), Hum Balance

Cabinet:

Tolex/Tweed:

Grill Cloth:

Logo: Chrome & black script “Fender® Made in USA” w/o tail
Weight: Head: 39 lbs. 1 x 12: 57 lbs. (25.8 Kg) 2 x 10: 61 lbs. 4 x 10: 72 lbs.
Speaker:

  • Size: 1×12, 2×10 and 4×10
  • Impedance: Head: 8 Ohms 1 x 12″: 8 Ohms 2 x 10″: 4 ohms 4 x 10″: 4 ohms
  • Model: (For more info, check out the Jensen Replacement Speakers)

Effects: Reverb, Channel switching
Watts: 60 watts
Tubes:

  • Pre amp: 7025, Reverb Driver: 12AT7 Reverb Recovery: 7025 Effects Loop: 7025, Phase Inverter 12AT7 (long tailed)
  • Power: 2 x 6L6GC
  • Bias: Fixed
  • Rectifier: Solid State

Comments:
Cabs available for Concert Top were (all open back w/ standard hardware): 1-12 OB: 23 5/8w x 16 1/2h x 11 3/8d, 8 Ohms, 27 lbs, 100 Watts Max 1-12 OB Deluxe (EV Speakers): 23 5/8w x 16 1/2h x 11 3/8d, 8 Ohms, 32 lbs, 200 Watts Max 2-10 OB: 23 5/8w x 16 1/2h x 11 3/8d, 8 Ohms, 30 lbs, 150 Watts Max 2-10 OB Deluxe (EV Speakers): 23 5/8w x 16 1/2h x 11 3/8d, 8 Ohms, 35 lbs, 300 Wats Max 4-10 OB: 23 5/8w x 24 1/4h x 11 3/8d, 8 Ohms, 53 lbs, 300 Watts Max, recessed side handles 2-12 OB: 26 1/4w x 16 1/2h x 11 3/8d, 8 Ohms, 35 lbs, 200 Watts Max 2-12 OB Deluxe (EV Speakers): 26 1/4w x 16 1/2h x 11 3/8d, 8 Ohms, 42 lbs, 400 Watts Max 4-12 OB: 26 1/4w x 28h x 11 3/8d, 8 Ohms, 59 lbs, 300 Watts Max, recessed side handles

20 thoughts on “Fender Concert II

  • October 11, 2011 at 11:09 pm
    Permalink

    Not as bad as their reputation.

    Reply
    • May 7, 2012 at 3:14 pm
      Permalink

      I didn’t know that they had a bad reputation.  This is the first time I’ve ever heard anything but glowing reports.  I love mine for what it’s worth.

      Reply
  • December 9, 2011 at 7:23 pm
    Permalink

    Extremely underrated amplifier.  What this page doesn’t mention is that they are point to point handwired with transformers the size of volkswagons.

    Reply
  • December 29, 2011 at 6:21 am
    Permalink

    Owned mine since the 80’s, replaced the speaker (destroyed with guitar synth, my bad), power supply rebuilt – largely due to old age/dry caps – but otherwise for a 30 year old amp it’s a cracker! The reverb is particularly nice, gives a classic Fender clean sound and a nice crunch. I have the TAD small bottle 6L6WGC-STR’s in mine which sound a bit more ‘vintage’ and the amp is very quiet (in terms of unwanted noise and hiss).  If you see one going for cheap second-hand, check it out.

    Reply
  • March 21, 2012 at 5:36 am
    Permalink

    Does any body know the rating of the speakers in the 2×10? I’m a multimeter brain donor……Are they 8ohm or 16ohm?

    Reply
    • April 24, 2012 at 4:54 pm
      Permalink

      there 4 ohms each = 8 ohms

      Jim

      Reply
    • June 18, 2012 at 9:52 pm
      Permalink

       Each speaker is 8 ohms (not 4!). They are wired in parallel to produce a 4 ohm load, this is why the 2×10 version says “4 ohm min” on the back of the amp (I also checked each speakers impedance with a multimeter). Also there is an interesting switching mechanism that changes the amps impedance to 2 ohms when you attach an extension cabinet.  

      Reply
      • June 18, 2012 at 10:12 pm
        Permalink

         Thanx Slash1 – will get those Celestion Golds now I’ve been promising myself……….:-)

        Reply
        • May 14, 2016 at 7:47 pm
          Permalink

          Hi John,

          Question? I’m looking at getting a THD Hotplate for my 1985 Concert 4×10 combo. Would you know which one I should choose? I’m not sure. Here is the link: http://www.zzounds.com/item–THDHP

          Thanks in advance,

          Kris

          Reply
          • May 21, 2017 at 2:05 pm
            Permalink

            No need . Use a volume pedal in the effects loop and you can get all the gain with as much or little volume as you want .

  • May 7, 2012 at 2:42 pm
    Permalink

    Speaker out on 410 is 8ohm not 4 ohm as quoted.

    Reply
  • September 8, 2012 at 12:38 pm
    Permalink

    What is a mint piggy back 80’s Fender Concert Amp worth???

    Reply
  • January 10, 2015 at 9:44 pm
    Permalink

    I just picked a head up and have paired it with a 2X12 cabinet running Celestion G12H80s. The 12s are a bit mellower/rounder sounding than 10s, which are a bit edgier sounding. You can safely run Jensen C10Ns or Celestion Vintage 10s in this and probably won’t blow them up. Rivera was an EV fan. I think that’s overkill for this amp. It is plenty loud enough to play any gig. It kicks out 60 watts, the same as a Vibroking. The clean is wonderful and the reverb is strong. The gain channel is okay sounding, but I’m thinking I’ll use a Wampler Tweed ’57 pedal instead. So far, I have about $600 invested in this rig. The amp needs a new rear panel and new grill cloth. Some idiot put the wrong tolex on the cabinet the wrong way so that’ll have to be redone. It’ll be perfect for under $750. For the money, there isn’t a better deal in Rock ‘n’ Roll.

    Reply
  • May 23, 2015 at 5:23 pm
    Permalink

    Just picked one up, 1×12″ Have about $500 invested. Great deal for a solid amp. Beautiful Fender clean, plenty loud. Not crazy about the overdrive, sounds a little harsh and fizzy to me, but will play around with it a little more.Not bad weight, not as heavy as a Twin I had. Reverb is great, Mine has original foot pedal to change channels,overdrive and reverb. I think I got a great deal on an awesome sounding amp. I like it much better with single coils than with humbuckers

    Reply
  • September 3, 2015 at 7:28 am
    Permalink

    Had had one for 8 years now. Love the clean, and I put the jack from a Strat in output two for pedal overdrive. Nice. I’ve invested $150 NOS tubes. It’s not louder than a Deluxe reverb now but a lot more nice bottom and 3D-sound coming from it.I think I’ll never sell it.

    Reply
  • July 7, 2016 at 4:07 pm
    Permalink

    Back on the Concert II Train 🙂 Today scored a 4×10 in oakland CA for 450 on craigslist. It has been there for 2 weeks……… i am amazed by all the mods that seem to get discussed w/ this amp. this being 2016 i assume it needs cap job? the amp sounds great. i think i’ll just play it and not try and predict problems that might never happen….

    Reply
  • September 25, 2016 at 3:42 pm
    Permalink

    I picked up the 210 combo model for $500 a couple of years ago. The guy had a cap job/resistor/power cord job done on it, but he was wanting a high-gain sound (and you’re not going to get it out of this amp), so he sold it to me. He had wanted the tech to hot-rod this thing, but (wisely) the tech said “hey, just get it fixed up-to-snuff like it should be and then sell it and buy a Marshall…” Anyway, I agree with most of the other opinions here as far as: 1) The clean channel is just great. Really good stuff. 2)The OD channel – I have fiddled with it a lot and have just not found a good warm, on-the-edge sound out of it. I’ve seen the adjectives “fizzy” and “harsh” mentioned, and I agree. I got better results out of patching the EFX loop and using that as an extra gain stage with the clean channel. I use a Vox ToneLab LE in front of it for several different tones I need to cover the material I perform, and it’s fantastic for larger venues and outdoor shows. For a small club, not so much since it is a LOUD amp, almost as bad as a Twin and it doesn’t even open up until about “2.5 – 3.0” and then it’s in-your-face. They seem to appreciate in value (one was at a local music store for $1100), so if you can grab on up for $500 – $600, do it.

    Reply
  • May 31, 2017 at 8:08 pm
    Permalink

    Got a ’83 Concert, with 2 non-original 8-ohm 10″ speakers. Label on speaker jacks says 8 ohms minimum load, which would require 2 16-ohm speakers in parallel for a perfect match. Schematic I’ve seen on-line indicates an output transformer connection could be changed for a 4-ohm-minimum (2 8-ohm speakers) output. Glad I found this site–it got me thinking I need to check the output transformer wiring to see if it matches the 2 x 8-ohm speaker configuration.

    Reply
  • February 9, 2018 at 11:15 pm
    Permalink

    im listing mine on ebay tonight. it’s going to suck.

    Reply
  • March 21, 2018 at 5:11 am
    Permalink

    The best combo amp for what I can afford. Compact although a little heavy. Powerful amp when cranked and a deep reverb. Works for me.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *