Fender Silverface Twin Reverb

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.

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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.

        • Comment by Ankhanu — September 2, 2015 at 3:01 pm   Reply

          From my research, the push/pull was around almost as long as the master volume, introduced mid-1972. I have an early 1972 which does not have the push/pull, but does have a Master; while researching it I found most commentary about ’72s mentioned the push/pull, and some mentioning the brief period in which it wasn’t present in the design.

          • Comment by mgear — December 30, 2016 at 8:28 am  

            I could be wrong, but I think the pull-boost potentiometer for the master volume was added in 1965 rather than 1964. I’ve never seen a verifiable ’64 chassis with the push-pull pot. Then again, I don’t think I’ve seen a verifiable 1965 chassis without one.

  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?

  8. Comment by Mike — June 11, 2015 at 8:56 pm   Reply

    I have a drip edge ’68 which seems lighter and less powerful than other twin reverbs.
    Any one else?

    • Comment by B.K. — September 19, 2015 at 5:43 am   Reply

      Early Silverface Twins, and Showman amps were nominally rated at 85 Watts, rather than 100W. I have one of the earliest Silverface Dual Showman Reverbs (a ’68 drip edge) which is rated at 85W. It shares the same chassis with the Silverface Twin Reverb. Still plenty loud tho’!

  9. Comment by tom tolliver — January 19, 2016 at 5:23 am   Reply

    i have a 100watt head i cant seem to find it anywhere on the net ….it looks just like the combo shown …but its just the head the knob plate is silver with blue lines it has two inputs under – normal with a bright switch ….then 4 knobs – vol -treb – mid- bass …then 2 inputs under vibrato with a bright switch ….then 7 knobs – vol – treb – mid – bass ..with reverb – presense- intensity knobs …then master volume ….the grill is black …maybe painter ? …any info on this would be greatly appreciated ….also has footswitch ….thanks tom ….

  10. Comment by Dave James — March 15, 2016 at 2:45 pm   Reply

    I had a blackface twin in the seventies… sold it to fund some KB gear. I now have a ‘twin killer’, hands down winner over the blackface; construction wise and sound.

  11. Comment by Scouse Paul — April 12, 2016 at 1:37 am   Reply

    I have a 73/74 Dual Showman Reverb, built into a Twin Reverb style cabinet with two G12-100 speakers. Master Volume, Pull Boost.

    Now this amp isnt a Blackface, and has no circuit mods. Original Bias and Hum balance. It should,I am repeatedly told, sound utter crap.

    Truth is, it is one of the sweetest sounding amps I have ever heard, everyone who plays it is blown away with it.

    My other amps are a 64 JTM45 and a 67 Deluxe Reverb. Both sound great, but have had so many caps and resistors over the years, cannot be considered stock or vintage.

    The Showman is 100% stock…all caps…..all resistors. Its sounds so good I am not changing a thing.

    • Comment by Joe — January 8, 2017 at 3:03 pm   Reply

      Many early 70s SFs sound fantastic! There were enough of these produced that I don’t think there’s much vintage ‘collector’ value, not like with the blackfaces. Don’t let originality stop you from maintaining the amp, if you like to play it. Those filter caps are past their expected lifespan, and when they fail they can take a transformer with them. That would be a disaster.

  12. Comment by Dylan Thomas — December 1, 2016 at 9:56 pm   Reply

    Hey fellas, I was wondering if anybody is familiar with the “Twin Reverb” logo on the fender twin having a copyright symbol at the bottom right corner. I have the opportunity to purchase a silverface that’s marketed as a 1970, but it’s got a master volume. As some have stated here, the Master volume didn’t come out until 1971 at the earliest. Not sure if the amp has a PPB yet. So yeah, wondering if the amp can be dated using the fact that the blue “Twin Reverb” logo has a copyright symbol. Thanks in advance.

  13. Comment by Randy — July 28, 2017 at 7:17 pm   Reply

    I have what I believe is a 74 Silverface Twin. It has no MV control, and one other oddity – The name printed on the front is ” Twin Reverb”. It is centered and there is no “-amp” as I’ve seen on most other SF twins. Is anyone familiar with this specific variant?

  14. Comment by John — August 14, 2017 at 3:50 am   Reply

    There were non-master volume Twins in 1974. This feature was introduced 2 years before.

  15. Comment by Barry — October 16, 2017 at 8:02 pm   Reply

    Hey guys, I’m trying to figure out exactly what I have here. This was my Dad’s amp and I got it when he passed away. It has the Twin Reverb silver plate with master volume, serial A 75847. Based on my research I think it is a 1974 model. BUT, it only has one speaker which is a D130F JBL speaker. It still has the original cover and is in excellent condition. Has a foot switch and it sounds great. I’m thinking I will sell it, but I’m searching for a starting price. Any help you can offer would be much appreciated.

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