Fender Silverface Deluxe Reverb

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Model/Circuit Number:
Years of Production:
1968 – 1982
Era: Silverface
Configuration: Combo
Controls: Silver, forward facing w/ blue labels
Knobs: Black skirted w/ chrome center, numbered 1 – 10

  • Front: Normal: In, In, Vol, Treb, Bass – Vibrato: In, In, Vol, Treb, Bass, Rev, Speed, Intensity – Pilot Lamp
  • Rear: AC Outlet, Ground Sw, Fuse, Power Sw, Standby Sw, Speaker, Ex. Speaker, Vibrato Sw, Reverb Sw, Reverb Out, Reverb In



Grill Cloth:

Logo: Grille mounted, raised, chrome & black script
Weight: 40 lbs.

Effects: Reverb, Tremolo
Watts: 22 watts

  • Pre amp: 4 x 7025, 2x 12AT7
  • Power: 2 x 6V6GT
  • Bias: Fixed with Bias Pot
  • Rectifier: 5U4GB (and sometimes GZ34/5AR4)

Fender switched back to the blackface era cosmetics some time in 1980. Deluxe Reverbs produced between late 1980 and 1982 have a black control panel and silver sparkle grille cloth. A “Boost” pull switch was added to the Volume control around ’77. A Line Out jack added to back panel around `79.

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  1. Comment by Charles Davis — October 8, 2011 at 11:17 am   Reply

    Hello there,
    I just bought a 1979 Deluxe Reverb. Does “fixed with bias pot” (above) mean that I can re-tube it without adjusting the bias?


    • Comment by Anonymous — December 21, 2011 at 7:57 pm   Reply

      No.  In general, you should re-bias fixed-bias amps when you change tubes.  Cathode-biased amps generally do not need re-biasing when tubes are changed (although if you change rectifier types or something like that, you will probably need to make some adjustments.)

  2. Comment by Kari Manninen — January 2, 2012 at 5:05 pm   Reply

    I had a Silverface DeLuxe Reverb 1978 in 1979-83. I remember it had 2 10″ speakers, instead of one 12″. Do i remember right, was there such a model version too in existence?

  3. Comment by waxmall — January 12, 2012 at 6:26 pm   Reply

    You probably had a Vibrolux (it has 2 10s)

  4. Comment by Mulliselectric4636 — March 13, 2012 at 8:26 pm   Reply

    Does anyone know where I may find a componant layout and wiring schematic for a 1975 silverface deluxe reverb

  5. Comment by mark — January 4, 2013 at 11:19 am   Reply

    any way to tell me what year my deluxe reverb is by the serial # A42653

    • Comment by SonnyNovember 21, 2014 at 7:17 am   Reply

      Mark, my late ’69 DL has serial # A29479, if that’s any help.

    • Comment by phil — May 30, 2015 at 4:52 am   Reply

      A guy named gagliano has a list of chassis serial numbers and advice on how to date the amp beyond just chassis number. Apparently fender made these in large lots and put them in bins and techs just grabbed any one and used them so a chassis could have sat around for a year before getting used as guys didn’t often grab them from the corners.

  6. Comment by GUITARGARAGE01 . — November 15, 2013 at 6:00 pm   Reply


  7. Comment by danny hareApril 3, 2014 at 2:43 pm   Reply

    i have a 1979 fender deluxe reverb,and i never had the original speaker. i want to put the original type back in this amp.any suggestion what might have been original? been thinking about an oxford 12k5. i do use pedals, but i would like to have this amp be a grab and go. guitar into amp. go. i also play a strat. thankyou very much!

    • Comment by eric hehner — April 23, 2014 at 7:45 am   Reply

      I have a 1980 silverface, it came w/ a pyle 12″ speaker w/ fender label, want to buy it for $30 + shipping. Fender did not put very good speakers in these amps. That is why I replaced it. Eric

    • Comment by Anthony Van NoteJune 2, 2015 at 1:39 am   Reply

      Danny, Vin-Tone offers speaker re-coning and restoration of Era Correct speakers for these amps. We also have a large inventory of Era Correct speakers to choose from. Please contact us for options.


  8. Comment by Jim — June 1, 2015 at 5:08 pm   Reply

    I have a Reverb Deluxe Amp with serial number A895855 Can you tell what year this was made?

  9. Comment by dave — November 26, 2015 at 11:22 pm   Reply

    A8+5-digits – 1978

    Very likely a 1978.

  10. Comment by JK — July 24, 2016 at 9:03 pm   Reply

    What was the original speaker in a 1973 DR?

  11. Comment by Jason — August 26, 2016 at 11:22 pm   Reply

    I have a deluxe reverb w/ numbers on transformer 606-828. What does that mean

    • Comment by Trevor — November 29, 2016 at 10:17 pm   Reply

      Hi Jason. 606 means it’s a fender original transformer and 8-28 means 8th year, 28th week. So if it’s silverface it can be 1968 or 1978. I think a 1969 would have a silver border around the grill cloth known as the drip edge.

  12. Comment by Trevor — November 29, 2016 at 10:18 pm   Reply

    Sorry *1968, not 1969 in my previous comment

  13. Comment by frank castrataro — September 11, 2017 at 8:20 am   Reply

    I have a 71 silverface deluxe reverb with a 6L6 tube chart + tubes.
    Cannot find any info on this as most 6L6 DR I have seen are modified.
    The tube chart is original
    any info would be appreciated.

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