Fender Custom Vibrolux Reverb

NO Schematic

Model/Circuit Number:
Years of Production:
1995 – Present
Configuration: Combo
Controls: Black, forward facing w/ white labels, controls numbered 1-10
Knobs: Black or white round, unnumbered

  • Front: Normal: In, In, Vol, Treb, Bass – Bight: In, In, Vol, Treb, Bass, Reverb – Speed, Intensity – Pilot Lamp
  • Rear: Fuse, Power Sw, Standby Sw, Speaker Jack, Ex Speaker Jack, Footswitch Jack


  • Dimensions: 19 3/8 x 25 x 8 5/8
  • Hardware: Medium Chassis Straps 4 5/8”
  • Handle: Black Strap Handle
  • Feet: Glides
  • Corners: Corner Protectors


Covering Material

  • Tolex/Tweed: Blonde (95) of Black Tolex
  • Grill Cloth: Wheat (95) or silver sparkle grill cloth

Logo: Grill mounted, flat, chrome & black script
Weight: 46 lbs.

Effects: Reverb, Tremolo
~Watts: 40 watts

  • Pre amp: 12AX7
  • Power: 2 x 6L6GC

Bias: Fixed with bias adjustment pot
Rectifier: Solid State

Comments: Later models have black Tolex, silver sparkle grille cloth, and round white knobs.

5 Responses to “Fender Custom Vibrolux Reverb”

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  1. Comment by Pdyckman — January 26, 2012 at 9:22 am   Reply

    I bought The “CVR” and put it through some modification that really helped. After a quality re tubing, I had all caps replaced with F&T and other highest quality caps. This quieted the amp down a great deal. It was a John Fromel “Supreme Cap Kit”. Then I had the second Fromel kit installed. This kit contained  “The Moyer Mods” plus other changes to the tone stacks to the degree that it’s now a “Vibroverb” circuit.This brought out the reverb, ended the very early breakup quite a bit. This is the only Fender product that I have owned that actually required modification for me to like it. Channel one is brownfaced while channel 2 is blackfaced. It has the most beautiful tremolo I’ve heard. The 10″ P10R’s are fine for now. If I needed to turn it up substantially, I would perhaps disconnect those and use a 2×12″ cab.

  2. Comment by Scott — March 28, 2013 at 4:27 pm   Reply

    Indeed, it is a noisy amp, but…it sounds amazing, very touch sensitive and more dynamic than say a ’65 Deluxe Reverb RI, ’65 Twin RI, Super Sonic 22, etc. The speakers really fit the sound of this amp. The reverb is a little thin and weak, but the tremolo is fantastic. Gets a little crunchy around 3. Very loud amp.

  3. Comment by Jesse — October 2, 2014 at 8:35 pm   Reply

    Brought mine home from GC they knocked off $300.00 as it was used to Demo
    in the VIP room. And yea I did notice the hissing and the abrupt bumps on the start up
    but it is the nature of the beast,.. until it’s moddded with the proper pieces and it has a
    totally different sound too, this model doesn’t have the vintage tube rectifier and once
    it’s been modded it will be minus the high end hissing and the lowend bumps! It is a greater tone machine
    than the vintage models! Keep the two channel Tremolo/Vibrato & Reverb intact(easily removed)replace tonestacks
    4 major pieces and you can have a Super Reverb ala the design’s 40 watts or as a Bassman’s mode with a nice biting tone but with Trem & Reverb!
    It’s capable of a real nice headroom and with a lower gain twin triode,..you can use it for the Tele&Strat on one channel and the Les Paul&SG on the other,.. and at the 40 watts when tube rectified there’s 45 watts as the usual with the Solid State Rectifier and it’s loud! The extra 5 watts may not seem like much but when it counts in the saturation from 9 to 10 the break up sweetens up!

  4. Comment by kevin griffin — August 9, 2016 at 5:24 pm   Reply

    I’ve got one, I like it very much. I think people think it’s supposed to be a blackface sound, but it’s more brownface. The knobs.give it away.

  5. Comment by Patrick Hutchins — August 17, 2017 at 2:31 am   Reply

    Replace the reverb tank with a three spring 9AB3C1B. Reverb will be lush and controllable.

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