Fender TV Front Pro

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Model/Circuit Number: 5A5, 5B5, 5C5 
Years of Production:
1947-1953
Era: TV Front
Configuration: Combo
Controls: Chrome top facing w/ white screened labels, controls numbered 1-12
Knobs: Black Chicken Head
Faceplate

  • Front: Fuse (2A), Power Sw, Pilot Lamp, Vol, Mic Vol, Tone/Power Sw, In, In, Mic In, Mic In
  • Rear:

Cabinet

  • Dimensions: 19 7/8” X 22” X 10” tapers to 8 3/4”
  • Hardware: Flat Leather Handle
  • Handle: Flat Leather Handle
  • Feet: Nail in Feet
  • Corners: None

 

Covering Material

  • Tolex/Tweed: Vertical tweed (47-48) or diagonal tweed
  • Grill Cloth: brown mohair (47-48) or Brown linen

Logo: Cabinet mounted, block letter
Weight:
Speaker

  • Size: 1 x 15”
  • Impedance: 8 ohms
  • Model: Jensen F15N (Field Coil) or Jensen P15N(For more info, check out the Jensen Replacement Speakers)

Effects: None
~Watts: 18-25 Watts
Tubes

  • Pre amp: Mic: 6SC7 or 12AY7 (later models) Instrument: 6SC7 or 12AY7 (later models), Phase Inverter – 6SC7 or 12AX7(later models) (paraphase)
  • Power: 2 x metal envelope 6L6

Bias: Cathode Biased
Rectifier: 5U4

Comments: * A speaker jack and ex. speaker jack were installed under the chassis. * The filter choke was removed from the circuit on Model 5C5. * A separate On/Off switch was added during the TV Front era. * A few TV front pros were covered in white vinyl as used on the two-tone champs.

4 Responses to “Fender TV Front Pro”

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  1. Comment by Vskow — April 15, 2012 at 5:57 pm   Reply

    Not quite sure what the amp is in the picture … but it has two too many knobs to be a TV front Pro … and a wrong panel lay-out overall.

  2. Comment by Peter Sanglert — March 1, 2015 at 3:46 pm   Reply

    Could be later chassis i earlier cabinet. Or an early 1×15″ Bandmaster. But definitely not a 5C5 Pro.

  3. Comment by Bill H — September 4, 2015 at 2:27 pm   Reply

    I’m very leery of the “Field coil corrected 5A5” schematic. Field-coil speakers were only used in 1946 – early 1947 Woodies, which had an entirely different tube complement (2 x 6SJ7, 6N7).

  4. Comment by Bill H — September 4, 2015 at 2:33 pm   Reply

    Another note: ALL TV-front Fender tube charts specify glass power tubes (6V6GT or 6L6G), not metal-envelope.

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