Fender Twin Red Knob (The Twin)

Fender Twin Red Knob (The Twin)
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Model/Circuit Number:
Years of Production:
1987 – 1994
Era: Red Knob
Configuration: Combo
Controls: Black, forward facing w/ white labels, controls numbered 1 – 10
Knobs: Red or Black (90-94) Unnumbered

  • Front: Vol, Treb/Boost, Mid/Cut, Bass – Ch 1 In, Ch 1 In – Ch 2 In, Ch 2 In – Gain, Treb/Boost, Mid/Boost, Bass/Boost, Presense/Notch, Vol/Channel, Reverb Select Sw, Reverb – Hi-Lo Power Sw, Standby Sw, Power Sw, Pilot Lamp
  • Rear: Fuse (4A), Effect Out, Effect In, Power Amp Thru, Loop Level Sw, Output Bias Adj, Output Balance Adj, Foot Sw, XLR Line Out, Ex Speaker Series, Ex Speaker Parallel, Impedance Sw


  • Dimensions: 22 x 26 x 12
  • Hardware: Large Chassis Straps 5 5/8”
  • Handle: Black Strap Handle
  • Feet: Glides
  • Corners: Corner Protectors


Covering Material

  • Tolex/Tweed: Black Tolex, Snakeskin, White Snakeskin, and Red Cobra
  • Grill Cloth: Dark Gray Grill Cloth

Logo: Chrome & black script
Weight: 77 lbs.

  • Size: 2 x 12
  • Impedance: 16 ohms (Two 8 ohm speakers wired in series)
  • Model: 8 ohm Eminence Made Fender Special Design Blue Label Speakers (For more info, check out the Jensen Replacement Speakers)

Effects: Reverb, Channel switching, Effects Loop
~Watts: Low: 25 Watts, Hi: 100 Watts

  • Pre amp: 5 x 12 AX7, 2 x 12AT7
  • Power: 4 x 6L6

Bias: Fixed w/ bias/balance adjust pot
Rectifier: Solid State


10 Responses to “Fender Twin Red Knob (The Twin)”

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  1. Comment by Justin LehtiAugust 3, 2011 at 7:14 pm   Reply

    Wondering if anyone can tell a few things about this amp. Is this one of Rivera’s designs? Are the control knobs, ceramic tube pods, transformers etc chassis mounted or are they mounted direct to the boards? I have an opportunity to purchase this amp and would greatly appreciated input from anyone who knows this information for sure.

    • Comment by Grizzle — January 17, 2013 at 2:12 pm   Reply

      Very late I know but for reference, they are all chassis mounted.

    • Comment by acolom — March 9, 2013 at 4:50 pm   Reply

      I have owned one for several years now and used it often. I also own a Marshal JCM900 half stack and a Mesa Boogie Mark IIB. It’s tough to beat the Marshall but the Twin is easier to move around (casters) and works more gigs for me. I really have enjoyed it.

  2. Comment by Paul Skinner — April 28, 2015 at 8:02 pm   Reply

    i just picked up a 25 year old Fender Red Knob Twin amp and absolutely love it. It’s incredible and versatile. I’m now selling my year old Hot Rod Deluxe lll and my Deville lll . They are just noise compared to this amplifier.

  3. Comment by BeBopBeCoolSeptember 11, 2015 at 8:48 pm   Reply

    I finally found a machine good enough for my es 175 at high volumes! This amp is great!

  4. Comment by Thomas — September 18, 2015 at 4:52 am   Reply

    The amp weighs about a ton.The sound is brutal and (somehow) very interesting. I bought it for gigs (battered,old) but transportation is a disaster.

  5. Comment by James DiLorenzoOctober 6, 2015 at 6:36 am   Reply

    It’s very heavy. A freaking boulder. The clean channel is a dream and the dirty channel clips so nicely and it capable of some great overdrive. Mine buzzes when the drive and or treble is set higher than it wants to be. Pretty annoying especially since I ironically used this “Evil Twin” beast in church for 11 years.
    I’ll never sell it although I’m looking at a 68 reissue Deluxe Reverb or a Vox AC 15 at the moment for most gigging which are both about half the weight.

  6. Comment by BeBopBeCoolOctober 10, 2015 at 10:08 pm   Reply

    Actually very heavy, but as my guitar guru said: “when you plug you will say: oh well, God exists! Any other solution may be lighter or more comfortable but it’s not a twin”

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