Fender Pro Tube Reverb

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Model/Circuit Number: PR448
Years of Production:
2001 – 2003
Era: Pro Tube Series
Configuration: Combo
Controls: Black, forward facing w/ white labels
Knobs: Black skirted w/ chrome center, numbered 1 – 10
Faceplate

  • Front: Input Jack, Channel 1: Volume, Bright Switch, Treble, Bass, Mid, Channel 2: Gain, Treble, Bass, Mid, Master Volume, Channel Select Switch, Reverb, Speed, Intensity, Presence, Pilot Lamp
  • Rear: Power Switch, Standby Switch, Power Cord Connector, Power Fuse, Power Level Switch, Loop Send Level, Send Jack, Loop On/Off Switch, Loop Return Jack, Loop Return Level, Pre Amp Output Jack, Power Amp Input Jack, Footswitch Jack, Power Tube Trouble LED, Power Tube Fuse, Bias Pot, Bias Test Points, Balance Test Points, Balance Pot, External Speaker Jack, Main Speaker Jack

Cabinet

  • Dimensions: 17 3/8 x 25 3/8 x 12 27/32
  • Hardware: Large Chassis Straps 5 5/8
  • Handle: Black Strap Handle
  • Feet: Glides / Removable Casters
  • Corners: Chrome w/ Lip

 

Covering Material

  • Tolex/Tweed: Black Tolex
  • Grill Cloth: Silver Sparkle Grill Cloth

Logo: Grill mounted, raised, chrome & black script
Weight: 75 lbs.
Speaker

Effects: Reverb, Tremolo
~Watts: 12.5 watts / 50 watts – switchable
Tubes

  • Pre amp: 7 x 12AX7, 1 x12AT7
  • Power: 2 x 6L6GC

Bias: Fixed, Each Power Tube Individually Adjustable
Rectifier: Solid State

Comments: Pro Tube Series/Pro Reverb amp. Fender did it a disservice to call it a “Pro Reverb”. It is so different from the blackface and silverface Pro Reverbs that it really doesn’t fit the description, but it is a wonderful amp. On the clean channel at the 12.5 watt setting and with the bright switch clicked in it sounds so much like a Deluxe Reverb that I doubt it you could tell the difference. And the gain channel has a very pleasant, warm presence (not a harsh gain like other Fender amps (Prosonic) seem to have). These were quickly discontinued so there seems to be very few of them out there. – Dave Underwood

4 Responses to “Fender Pro Tube Reverb”

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  1. Comment by Rmeeker2 — October 31, 2011 at 4:22 am   Reply

    Love Mine – great for home and Studio – I add a JBL D130 (original) in an early Bandmaster sized 2-12″ enclosure 10X20X30 closed back with a cross over to a hi-freq driver installed in it and the combo does superb with my Pedal Steel, Lap Steels and Guitars.  Would consider owning a backup.

  2. Comment by uberloser — February 27, 2013 at 5:21 am   Reply

    I have one and gig with it. This amp really got a bad rap. It is not a living room amp. It needs to be played at live-gig volumes so the power tubes are put to work. It doesn’t sound good until its really pushed; you need the room size and air-volume for this amp to really come into its own. It actually sounds like crap in my living room–a definite Jeckel & Hyde thing going on.

    The clean channel sounds great–nice and chimey, a classic Fender sound. Overdrive channel is nice on a Fender amp; I re-tubed the gain stage with a 5751 and it really gave the channel more clarity and definition. Like all tube amps, you can really fine-tune the tone with a retube. Fender isn’t a tube manufacturer and they go to the same marketplace to tube their amps.

    On the “con” side–it is heavy. I hate lugging it around. Also, tube changes are difficult due to the layout of the chassis and the fact that the tube sockets are attached directly to the circuit board under the chassis deck.
    Also, at 1/4 power, the tremolo circuit is under-powered and is barely noticable.

    All in all, this is a great gig gin amp.

  3. Comment by Sylvius Leopold — June 11, 2014 at 1:01 pm   Reply

    Terrific amp very classic fender chimey sound thang going on here just picked one up for £650 and really happy with it but it definitely needs to be played at gigging volume …..if you want a boudoir amp buy a champ! The stock speaker (Jensen)was a bit shrill on the highs so I swapped it out for a Weber ..good call this is now a different amp night and day

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