Fender Silverface Bandmaster Reverb

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Model/Circuit Number: AA768, AA1069, AA270 (TFC-5005D)
Years of Production: 1968 – 1980
Era: Silverface
Configuration: Piggy-back
Controls: Silver forward facing w/ blue labels
Knobs: Black skirted w/ chrome center, numbered 1 – 10
Faceplate:

  • Front: Normal: In, In, Bright Sw, Vol, Treb, Bass – Vibrato: In, In, Bright Sw, Vol, Treb, Mid, Bass, Speed, Intensity, Reverb – Master Vol (76-80) – Pilot Lamp
  • Rear: AC Outlet, Ground Sw, Fuse (2A), Power Sw, Standby Sw, Speaker Jack, Ex. Speaker Jack, Vibrato Jack, Reverb Jack, Reverb Out, Reverb In

Head Cabinet:
Dimensions: 13 x 25 x 9-1/2
Hardware: Medium Chassis Straps 4 5/8″, Cab hooks ~ 1968-1976
Handle: Black Strap
Feet: Chrome Glides
Corners: Corner Protectors

Tolex/Tweed:

Grill Cloth:

Logo:

  • Grille mounted, raised, chrome & black script “Fender” w/ tail ~ 1968-1975
  • “Fender” w/o tail ~ 1976-1980 (head and cab)

Weight: 40 lbs. (Head)

Speaker Cabinet Configuration:
Dimensions:

  • 39-1/4″ x 29″ x 11-1/2″ ~ 1968-1975
  • 30″ x 28″ x 12″ – Sealed ~ 1976-1980

Handle: Black strap handles (x2)
Feet: Glides or Casters ~ 1972-1981
Corners: Corner protectors
Tolex/Tweed:

Grill Cloth:

Weight: 117 lbs
Speakers/Load: 2 x 12″/4 ohms (8 ohms each in parallel)
Speaker Model: Oxford 12T6, Utah 12″ (ceramic) and JBL D-120

Effects: Reverb, Tremolo
Watts: 40 Watts
Tubes:

  • Pre amp: Normal: 7025, Tremolo: 7025 and 1/2 7025
  • Power: 2 x 6L6GC

Bias: Fixed with bias adjustment pot.
Rectifier: 5U4
Phase Inverter: 12AT7 (Long Tailed)
Tremolo: 12AX7 (photoresistor)
Reverb Driver: 12AT7
Reverb Recovery: 1/2 7025

Comments:
The 40″ x 29-1/2″ x 11-1/2″ cab placed the speakers placed one above the other on the baffle.
The 30″ x 28″ x 12″ cab placed the speakers in the top right and lower left of the baffle.

2 Responses to “Fender Silverface Bandmaster Reverb”

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  1. Comment by John — April 30, 2016 at 9:31 pm   Reply

    3-band EQ for the Normal channel added in 1977; ultralinear transformer increases power to 70 watts/RMS.

    Other features include a Line Out jack and a hum balance pot.

    Master Volume has a pull-out “boost” pot for distortion and overdrive.

    Bandmaster Reverbs from that era came with a scripted tailless amp decal and an orange sparkle grill cloth.

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