Fender Silverface Bandmaster

Model/Circuit Number: AA763, AB763, AC568, TFC-5005
Years of Production:
1968 – 1975
Era: Silverface
Configuration: Piggyback
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, Bass, Speed, Intensity – Pilot Lamp
  • Rear:

Cabinet:

Tolex/Tweed:

Grill Cloth:

Logo: Grill mounted, raised, chrome & black, script
Weight: Head: 30lbs
Speakers:

Effects: Tremolo
Watts: 50 watts
Tubes:

  • Pre amp: 1 x 12AX7, 2 x 7025, 1 x 12AT7
  • Power: 2 x 6L6
  • Bias: Fixed
  • Rectifier: Solid State or 5AR4

Comments:
In August 1967, Fender changed the cosmetics once again, this time to the silverface style. The earliest of these (Aug. ’67 to July ’68) had aluminum grill trim, black vertical lines on the control panel, and a highly textured version of the famous silver/blue sparkle grill cloth. In addition, the speaker cabinet was enlarged and ported. In June 1968, the Bandmaster was given the infamous AC568 silverface circuit. The amp shown here is one of the very last silverface Bandmasters produced with the blackface AB763 circuit.

9 Responses to “Fender Silverface Bandmaster”

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  1. Comment by Emile CoxMay 19, 2012 at 1:01 pm   Reply

    need a manual!  someone scan one alrdyyy

  2. Comment by DLS — September 28, 2012 at 4:42 pm   Reply

    I think these are more like 40 watts, rather than 50, right?

  3. Comment by Chris CashJuly 29, 2014 at 7:18 am   Reply

    I have a early 68, and its closer to 35 watts. Very small 2 screw output transformer.

  4. Comment by Gitman — November 29, 2015 at 6:17 am   Reply

    Have a 67 all trannies date to 67 and inside date is mid year 67. But was a drip edge when I got it. Three prong cord installed.

  5. Comment by Mick Serdinsky — April 9, 2016 at 6:06 am   Reply

    I just acquired a 1968 Band master VT cabinet that needs restoration,and has no speakers. What are the correct 15″ speakers to install, or does that really matter or not? I am going to get new grille cloth and vinyl. It has the piping trim in good shape. Is all this worth it?

  6. Comment by Scott S. — May 4, 2017 at 2:10 pm   Reply

    I have a ’68 2-15″CTS drip edge cabinet that I am restoring, cabinet stamped with F020668 measuring 11 3/8 x 28 7/8 x 38 7/8 and cannot find this configuration listed anywhere- the piggyback anchors are setup at 23″ on the 28″ side of cab and has a small id tag on bottom stamped P50237. I cleaned up the drip edge and made new corners, ordered the cloth from midwest speaker and the tolex bravura and new vintage hardware. I am placing anchoring at 25″ on 38″ side to accomodate larger heads and leaving plugged holes on 28″ side for future access and made new logo anchoring plate for turning cab on either side horizontal or vertical. It will be up for sale soon any interested buyers should contact me at sscottschultz80@aol.com for more info. I think it is a silverface Bandmaster but not sure any other info on this appreciated.

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