Fender Silverface Showman

Model/Circuit Number: AB763, AC568, AA768
Years of Production:
1968 – 1970
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, Mid, Bass, Speed, Intensity – Pilot Lamp
  • Rear:

Cabinet

  • Dimensions: Head: 8¼ x 23¾ x 9½, Dual Showman: 45½ x 30 x 11½
  • Hardware: Knurled Studs
  • Handle: 3 Black Strap Handles
  • Feet: Glides
  • Corners: Chrome Corners with Lip

 

Covering Material

  • Tolex/Tweed: Black Tolex
  • Grill Cloth: Blue Sparkle Grill Cloth with Aluminum Frame

Logo: Grill mounted, raised, chrome & black, script
Weight:
Speaker

  • Size: Showman 15 Head: 1 x 15
  • Impedance: Head: 8 ohms ; Cabinet: 4 ohms
  • Model: JBL D-130F(For more info, check out the Jensen Replacement Speakers)

Effects: Tremolo
~Watts: 85 watts
Tubes

  • Pre amp: 2 x 7025
  • Power: 4 x 6L6GC

Bias: Fixed Bias
Rectifier: Solid State

Comments: The Showman 15 and Dual Showman cabs were discontinued at the end of `68 but the head was available until `70.

11 thoughts on “Fender Silverface Showman

  • July 9, 2011 at 2:00 am
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    ohms rating is incorrect , showman 15 cab = 8 ohms , dual showman head had 4 ohm output trans .

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    • December 14, 2012 at 2:23 pm
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      I ACtually thought the dual showman was 2 ohms??? I could be wrong. Two 4 ohm d-130s in parallel???

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  • December 12, 2011 at 5:28 pm
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    Does anyone know how much these are worth today?

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    • December 14, 2012 at 2:23 pm
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      $1500 depending on condition

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  • September 27, 2012 at 1:21 pm
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    Just got all the electrolytic caps, & tubes replaced, in my “68” Fender Silverface Showman, one thing I noticed checking it: on the tremolo #2 channel the gain in lower, and the bass knob has to be up or there is no output (on the #1 channel, treble & bass can be on 1 setting and still get output)… is that normal?

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    • December 14, 2012 at 2:20 pm
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      I don’t think that is normal my friend. try a different tech

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  • December 14, 2012 at 2:22 pm
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    These are quite possibly the greatest amps ever if you are after CLEAN. That’s my amp in the photo up yonder. it punches you in the stomach when the volume is pushed. I’ll never sell it. And they are a bargain!

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  • May 7, 2014 at 1:13 pm
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    I am amazed at all the miss imformation as well as the good imfo on fender amps
    so many people read the lies on the silver face fender amps and discount them on mere speculation they need to learn how to read a schematic diagram you will find the black face and silver face have the same exact componets in 99 percent of the cases
    having known leo fender and George fullerton and having an ear to tell the difference and being an electronic technician my self I have seen more poor quality in the black face modles tinny pearcy sounds one I bought brand new 2 years ago a black face modle was so tenny the whole band said carry that junk back. my old silver face has a ritch full dynamics tone all highs and lows of any amp. has always worked great. all this alleged imfo about the silver face being bad is just not true. look at some beatles pics silverface and Duane allman mussle sholes,wilson pickett and albert king on and on the silver face are great that is the facts. get a schematic explain in detail what you think is alterd.

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  • September 3, 2014 at 2:22 pm
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    Hello guys.
    There’s a guy in my town that has this head and wants to trade it for one of my amps, at first glance, it looks in very good condition, tubes turn on and look in excellent condition, however, it doesnt sound with a big clean headroom and the vibrato doesn’t work. That amp that i was gonna trade had an output of 16 ohms, in a cab of 16 ohms, i tried the showman with this 16 ohms cab and another one of 8 ohms. aNy ideas?
    and one more question, so the cabinet that came along was 8 ohms and the head output 4 ohms?
    Any ideas at all?

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  • May 20, 2015 at 2:43 pm
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    I have one of this and i love it, i bridged the channels and it sounds gorgeous. So versatile, big clean.
    I paired with a JVMC212 and it sounds amazing.
    I also used it with a M412B and it sounds good too.

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  • January 24, 2018 at 8:09 am
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    Can anyone describe the difference between the AA763 and the AB763 schematics?
    I wee people discussing a “Blackface Mod” being made to the Silverface Models.

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