Fender Blackface Pro
Model/Circuit Number: AA763
Years of Production: 1963-1965
Controls: Black forward facing w/ white labels
Knobs: Black skirted w/ chrome center, numbered 1 – 10
- Front: Normal: In, In, Bright Sw, Vol, Treb, Bass – Vibrato: In, In, Bright Sw, Vol, Treb, Bass, Speed, Intensity – Pilot Lamp
- Rear: AC Outlet, Ground Sw, Fuse (2A), Power Sw, Standby Sw, Speaker Jack, Ex. Speaker Jack, Vibrato Jack
- Dimensions: 20” x 24” x 10”
- Hardware: Black Strap handle, Large Chassis Straps 5 5/8”
- Handle: Black Strap
- Feet: Glides
- Corners: Chrome Corners with Lip
- Tolex/Tweed: Black Tolex
- Grill Cloth: Black White Silver
Logo: Grille mounted, raised, chrome & black, script
Weight: 47 lbs (21.3 Kg)
- Size: 1×15
- Impedance: 8 ohms
- Model: Jensen C15P or CTS 15(For more info, check out the Jensen Replacement Speakers)
- Pre amp: Normal: 7025 Bright: 7025, Phase Inverter: 12AT7 (long tailed), Tremolo: Tremolo: 12AX7 (photoresistor)
- Power: 2 x 6L6GC
Bias: Fixed Bias w/ bias adjustment pot.
Rectifier: GZ34 / 5AR4
Comments: The Pro was retired at the end of 1965.
6 thoughts on “Fender Blackface Pro”
I love this amp! Such a great tone!
These amps are overlooked sometimes for the tweed and brownface Pro. They are just as nice in their own way. I have a 64 and use a 64 C15N which sounds much better than the stock C15P or the 15″CTS. Fender should have used these because they will handle the 30 watts with ease and are more sensitive(louder) than the stock speaker. They did use the C15N in the 64 Vibroverb and it pushed the limits of the speaker with 40 watts but sounded great. These amps also went back to the GZ34 tube rectifier. A great amp with a couple of RCA 6L6GCs and a couple of nice RCA 7025s in V1 and V2 and the last of the pre CBS amps with a 15″ speaker along with the Vibroverb.
The Black Face pro seem to be a bit rare.There’s a real sweet brown one on ebay now I wish they would have continued it with the 15 and added a middle control and re verb or made it a super re verb with a 15
Killer blues tones from a sleeper amp,My 65 Pro nails those tones that you need to buy expensive Vibroverb amps,the 65 Pro with Reverb pedal,nails those Vibroverb tones and can do great country gigs,
I sell one
I have a 1964 I replaced the speaker it came with, a Jensen P15Q with a vintage JBL D130f that has cone original cone. This may be the best sounding Fender amp I have ever played through and I have had lots of fender vintage and newer amps including tweeds, blonds browns and blackface. The non reverb circuit is just a bit more “there” than the reverb versions. For years I have heard good amp techs say that the Fender deluxe ( non verb) was the best sounding amp Fender made, this is just the same but bigger!