Fender Silverface Twin Reverb

Silverface Twin Reverb Front

Model/Circuit Number: AC568, AA769, AA270
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: 68-71: Normal: In, In, Bright Sw, Vol, Treb, Mid, Bass – Vibrato: In, In, Bright Sw, Vol, Treb, Mid, Bass, Rev, Speed, Intensity – Pilot Lamp ; 72-83: Normal: In, In, Bright Sw, Vol, Treb, Mid, Bass – Vibrato: In, In, Bright Sw, Vol, Treb, Mid, Bass, Rev,
  • Rear: AC Outlet, Ground Sw, Fuse (2½A), Power Sw, Standby Sw, Speaker Jack, Ex. Speaker Jack, Vibrato Jack, Reverb Jack, Reverb Out, Reverb In


  • Dimensions: 20 x 26 x 10½
  • Hardware: Large Chassis Straps 5 5/8”
  • Handle: Black Strap Handle
  • Feet: Glides (68-71) or Casters (72-82)
  • Corners: Corner Protectors


Covering Material

  • Tolex/Tweed: Black Tolex
  • Grill Cloth: Black/White/Silver

Logo: Grill mounted, raised, chrome & black script
Weight: 69 lbs.

Effects: Reverb, Tremolo
~Watts: 68-76: 100 Watts ; 77-82: 135 Watts

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

Bias: Fixed, adjustment pot or balance pot
Rectifier: Solid State

Comments: A master volume was added in 1972. Other late seventies circuit changes included a Line Out jack, hum balance pot, and a pull boost sw. Fender switched back to the blackface era cosmetics some time in 1980. Twin Reverbs produced between late 1980 and 1982 have a black control panel and silver sparkle grille cloth.

14 Responses to “Fender Silverface Twin Reverb”

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  1. Comment by facebook-100000041029382May 14, 2012 at 5:10 am   Reply

    Average prices?

    • Comment by stratmatt98 — July 10, 2012 at 3:04 pm   Reply

      1968 – 1971 ~ $500 – $1,000 depending on condition.
      1972 – 1983 ~ $400 – $800 depending on condition.
      *** JBL speakers bring a premium.

      This is approximate and regional also. (higher in California & New York).
      Check Ebay fro completed listings and you can see what has sold for what amount.

  2. Comment by Dave — May 20, 2012 at 5:02 am   Reply

    Just some other notes I’ve some across while trying to figure out what year mine was.  The “Push/Pull” knob on Master Volume was added in 74.  The Fender logo also lost the “tail” under it in 1974.  Hopefully this will help some other folks ID their SFTRs.

    For the person asking average prices, check eBay completed auctions for a good general number.  I just $300 worth of synth stuff for a 72 in great, original condition, but I think I got a good deal there.

    • Comment by Steve H. — September 16, 2014 at 10:09 am   Reply


      Not trying to be a pain here, but I have a 1973 TR, w/JBL L120s, Tailed Fender Logo, and a master volume control. I bought it new in 1973. Therefore, I believe the master volume addition must have been part of the 1973 model year and not 1974.

      – Steve

      • Comment by Steve H. — September 16, 2014 at 10:12 am   Reply

        Sorry Dave, I completely missed the “push/pull” part of your comment. My ’73 does not have the push/pull master control.

  3. Comment by OSKAR — May 20, 2012 at 6:52 am   Reply


  4. Comment by James R. WillansMay 29, 2012 at 10:32 pm   Reply

    I’ve seen some with more jacksockets on the back, I don’t suppose anybody knows what they would be for?

    • Comment by jack bailey — August 22, 2012 at 4:37 am   Reply

      hey james id say they are for an after market effects loop

    • Comment by joe — December 10, 2014 at 6:57 pm   Reply

      The write up mentions 4 RCA jacks, and 2 1/4″ speaker jacks. That’s it, except for line out which was a later addition (also mentioned above).
      I don’t think there was ever an effects loop on the silverfaces.

  5. Comment by TweedFreak76 — March 14, 2013 at 2:07 am   Reply

    I own a ’72 and a ’73, both beautiful amps. Work great with Rhodes and Wurlitzer Pianos (my main use for it).

  6. Comment by Brian Vickio — November 4, 2014 at 1:07 pm   Reply

    I have a Fender Twin Reverb Silverface. The serial number on the back (A605859) amp chassis dates the amp as made in 1973. My amp also has the push/pull master volume pot?

    • Comment by joe — December 10, 2014 at 6:49 pm   Reply

      I’ve noticed a fair amount of this. Fender didn’t switch to master vol, or remove the logo tail, or any other change, right on the start of a calendar year. To date the amp, I go by the chassis serial first, and then confirm tranny and maybe speaker date codes (if the speakers appear stock). These will date earlier than the amp, usually by a few months. For example, my drip edge ’69 has a ’69 serial, but no black lines on the face plate (late 67-68), and the transformers all date to the 50-52nd week of ’68. So, likely a Jan/Feb ’69 amp.

      Point being, don’t rely on just one thing, and don’t expect differences to fall nicely along calendar year. Because of the way the amps were built – parts pulled from bins, multiple lines building – it’s entirely possible to have a slightly ‘earlier’ amp with slightly ‘later’ features.

  7. Comment by Bruno — December 18, 2014 at 4:33 pm   Reply

    Is the ac outlet there so you can power the amp without having to use tubes?
    How much dies the amp weigh?

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