Fender Showman Red Knob

Fender Showman Red knob
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Model/Circuit Number:
Years of Production:
1987 – 1993
Configuration: Piggyback
Controls: Black, forward facing w/ white labels, controls numbered 1 – 10
Knobs: red (87-90) or black (90-93), unnumbered

  • Front: Vol, Treb/Boost, Mid/Boost, Bass – Ch 1 In, Ch 1 In – Ch 2 In, Ch 2 In – Gain, Treb/Boost, Mid/Boost, Bass/Boost, Presense/Notch, Vol/Channel, Effect Loop Sw – Hi-Lo Power Sw, Standby Sw, Power Sw, Pilot Lamp
  • Rear: Fuse, Effect Out, Effect In, Power Amp Thru, Loop Level Sw, Output Bias Adj, Output Balance Adj, Foot Sw, XLR Line Out, Ex Speaker Series, Ex Speaker Parallel, Impedance Sw


  • Dimensions:
  • Hardware:
  • Handle: 2 recessed side handles
  • Feet: Casters
  • Corners: Black Plastic Corner Protectors


Covering Material

  • Tolex/Tweed: Black Tolex
  • Grill Cloth: Dark Gray Grill Cloth

Logo: Chrome & black script

Effects: Channel switching, Reverb (Dual Showman SR only)
~Watts: Low: 25 watts High: 100 watts

  • Pre amp:
  • Power: 4 x 6L6

Bias: Fixed w/ bias/balance adjust pot
Rectifier: Solid State

Comments: Black tolex was the standard covering, but there were other colors available

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  1. Comment by Nawlins504 — July 1, 2011 at 11:57 pm   Reply

    I’m checking out my 1989 Dual Showman right now to update these specs. It’s the model with no reverb.

    The dimensions of the head are W 27.5 in x H 9.5 in x D 11 in. Just measured mine and I’m one hundred percent on that one. The tube complement consists of three 12AX7A (7025) tubes in the front row, followed by one 12AX7A, one 12AT7, and four 6L6GC’s in the back row. I have all original tubes except for the power amp tubes, a matched set of Mesa Boogie 5881-6L6′s. The corners and handle’s metal parts appear to be black powder coated aluminum. Also, the front mid knob is a pull-out mid cut switch (like a scoop). That function with the treble boost and some chorus/delay give one of my favorite clean settings ever :3

    The Front is as follows: Volume, Treble (pull for boost), Mid (pull for cut), Bass, Channel one/Footswitch inputs x2, Channel two/Parallel channel mode inputs x2, Gain, Treble (pull boost), Mid (pull boost), Bass (pull boost), Presence (pull notch), Volume (pull channel select), Damping Hi/Med/Lo, Output Lo/Hi, Standby, Power, [small red] Pilot Lamp.

    On the back: Fuse (4A-125V Slo Blo), Preamp Out, Power Amp In, Power Amp Thru, Loop Level (-16dBv, -7dBv, +4dBv), Output Bias Adjust, Output Balance Adjust, Footswitch jack, Balanced Line Out, Ext Series out, Main Speaker out, Ext Parallel out, Impedance Selector (4/8/16 ohms).

    I noticed a few discrepancies there, so it’s probably worth looking into.

  2. Comment by Noah — September 5, 2013 at 9:51 am   Reply

    Such a Very Heavy Head. Honestly, it doesn’t weigh much less than my 75 Twin Reverb Combo. But this is a VERY good amplifier and quite versitile. The clean channel is pure classic Dual Showman tone. The drive channel is its own thing all together. Just prepare for your back to be broken.

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