Fender V-Front Super

Model/Circuit Number: 5A4, 5B4, 5C4
Years of Production:
1947 – 1953
Era: V Front
Configuration: Combo
Controls: Chrome top facing w/ white screened labels, controls numbered 1-12
Knobs: Black Pointer

  • Front: Fuse, Power Sw, Pilot Lamp, Tone, Vol, Mic Vol, In, In, Mic In, Mic In
  • Rear:


  • Dimensions:
  • Hardware: Vertical Chrome Grill Strip
  • Handle: Leather
  • Feet: Glides
  • Corners:


Covering Material

  • Tolex/Tweed: Diagonal Tweed
  • Grill Cloth: Brown Linen

Logo: Cabinet mounted, block letter


  • Pre amp: 5A4: 2 x 6SJ7 ; 5B4: 2 x 6SC7 ; 5C4: 2 x 12AY7
  • Power: 5A4: 2 x 6L6 (metal envelope) ; 5B4, 5C4: 2 x 6L6G

Bias: Cathode Biased
Rectifier: 5U4G

Comments: A speaker and ex. speaker jack were added under the chassis (5C4?). The cabinet size changed several times during this period. A fourth input was added as of model 5B4.

2 thoughts on “Fender V-Front Super

  • April 28, 2012 at 8:04 am

    Can some one tell me where they mounted the out put transformer on these early tweed Supers

    • July 17, 2012 at 8:08 pm

      On one of the speakers. I have one of these amps.


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