Fender Silverface Pro Reverb

Model/Circuit Number: AB668, AA1069 
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
Faceplate

  • Front: 68-76: Normal: In, In, Bright Sw, Vol, Treb, Bass – Vibrato: In, In, Bright Sw, Vol, Treb, Bass, Rev, Speed, Intensity – Pilot Lamp 76-82: Normal: In, In, Bright Sw, Vol, Treb, Mid, Bass – Vibrato: In, In, Bright Sw, Vol, Treb, Mid, Bass, Rev, Speed, Inte, Master Volume
  • Rear: 68-76: AC Outlet, Ground Sw, Fuse (2A), Power Sw, Standby Sw, Speaker Jack, Ex. Speaker Jack, Vibrato Jack, Reverb Jack, Reverb Out, Reverb In 76-82: AC Outlet, Ground Sw, Fuse (2½A), Power Sw, Standby Sw, Speaker Jack, Ex. Speaker Jack, Line Out, Tube Matching Adj, Vibrato Jack, Reverb Jack, Reverb Out, Reverb In, Hum Balance

Cabinet

  • Dimensions: 68-69: 19½” x 26½” x 10”, 70-82: 19½” x 26” x 10½”
  • Hardware: Black strap handle, Large Chassis Straps 5 5/8”, 16” Tilt-Back Legs, glides (68-71) or casters (72-82)
  • Handle: Black Strap
  • Feet: Glides
  • Corners: Chrome Corners with Lip

 

Covering Material

  • Tolex/Tweed: Black Tolex
  • Grill Cloth: Blue White Silver grille cloth w/ aluminum frame (68-69) or w/o aluminum frame (70-80)

Logo: Grille mounted, raised, chrome & black script
Weight: 58 lbs. (26.3 Kg)
Speaker

Effects: Reverb, Tremolo
~Watts: 40 or 70 (late models) Watts
Tubes

  • Pre amp: Normal: 7025 Vibrato: 7025, ½ 7025, Phase Inverter: 12AT7 (long tailed), Other: Reverb Driver: 12AT7 Reverb Recovery: ½ 7025 Tremolo: 12AX7 (photoresistor)
  • Power: 2 x 6L6GC

Bias: Fixed, adjustment pot (AA668?) or balance pot (AA1069)
Rectifier: 5U4GB, Some ’78 and ’79 models had a solid state rectifier.

Comments: * Some of the PRO RVB AA1069 Circuits (Silverface with the Mid control)came with a solid state rectifier. * Fender switched back to the blackface era cosmetics some time in 1980. Pro Reverbs produced between late 1980 and 1982 have a black control panel and silver sparkle grille cloth. * A Boost switch, master volume, and hum balance control was added before Pro Reverb was discontinued.

Pricing

Avg Model Year Price Avg Monthly Price Chart Avg Monthly Price
Year Qty Avg Price
1967 3 1,123
1968 31 1,011
1969 10 1,027
1970 3 885
1971 7 687
1972 11 710
1973 17 816
1974 16 743
1975 6 671
1976 17 655
1977 4 675
1978 26 575
1979 21 530
13 Years 172 755

NOTE: Trend is a linear fit to the weighted per-month average price. It only serves as an abstract notion of general direction of the data and is not to be considered a predictor of future vintage amplifier prices.
Month Qty Avg Price
2010-04 1 800
1 Months 1 800

9 thoughts on “Fender Silverface Pro Reverb

  • July 18, 2012 at 9:52 am
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    Just picked one up and Really Loving the Fender Reverb,   wanted a 60’s blackface but wasn’t in my Budget but neverless I’m very happy right now

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  • November 11, 2014 at 3:40 pm
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    Hi, does anyone know the age of my Pro Reverb serial # 730834 ? It has the master vol on far right of the face panel. thanks. Jimmy

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  • April 7, 2017 at 5:03 am
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    I recently acquired a 1976 Pro Reverb #A-20095 and it had been stored (and NOT very conscientiously I might add) for the past 20 years. I had to replace the wall plug as it had been cut off. Lo and behold i plug it in and she fired right up , there does seem to be a short of some sort when I warm it up it sometimes doesn’t punch right into it’s wonderfully clear distinct sigh voicing s , it is as if it with a few wiggles of the Master Volume Pot is jostled into submission . NOTE sometimes easier than others and it is accompanied by a rather rude “hum” or disruptive signal. What would or could be the possible trouble shooting area’s I should check and can figure on as the possible culprit in my Amps vulgar entrance when called upon to electrify my strings

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    • May 16, 2017 at 5:25 am
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      I suggest checking the valves these are often the problem

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  • November 5, 2017 at 2:35 pm
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    A 10837 s/n for my ’68 Pro Reverb that was purchased in Dec ’67. Is this one of the ‘3’ produced in ’67? with the AA165 circuit…

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    • September 8, 2018 at 1:56 pm
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      Hi. I have a ser number A10474 pro rev…transformer codes are nov and dec of 67. Panel replaced…you think it was black or silver?
      Chart says the 65 circuit.

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      • November 30, 2018 at 7:06 am
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        T Hannum- my understanding is that when CBS was bought out, in the fall of ’67, Fender started the transformation to silver face amps. But what they did was use as much of the materials on hand at the time to make the amps. My amp has the blackface specs with the silverface looks…special amp to me…original to me…I’m now 65…

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  • November 26, 2017 at 8:01 pm
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    Hi,

    Just took the tape measure to my 1980 Pro Reverb and it measures 10″ deep and 26 and a 1/2″ wide.

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  • December 4, 2017 at 3:41 am
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    Just bought a 81 Pro reverb. ..Just a great sounding amp…Typical Fender cleans and just enough of all the good stuff…Its a very underrated model…I have heard that the 1980 82 model had the heavy Power Transformers but Paul Rivera liked it that way….I have found this amp actually delivers on all fronts…That true glassy clean mind chillng spank from all the Silver Face era Amps of which I have had three…but just the right amount of output from the 70 watts the Reliability of those indestructible huge power transformers thanks to Paul Rivera’s input and an amp that comes in at around 60 pounds…NICE!…So a light SF Twin…My last amp a Super Twin Reverb was great but at 91 pounds 42kgs just to much for me and my back!…I would suggest do your research. …I believe the 70s era while the did sound nice and great for recording and giging…See if you can find one of these 1980-82…These are a marriage of Perfection. …I bought my first Fender Super Reverb in 1979 at 15…So I’ve kicked a few tyres!

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