Fender Blackface Super Reverb

Model/Circuit Number: AA763, AB763
Years of Production:
1963 – 1967
Era: Blackface
Configuration: Combo
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, Mid, Bass, Reverb, Speed, Intensity – Pilot Lamp
  • Rear: AC Outlet, Ground Sw, Fuse (2A), Power Sw, Standby Sw, Speaker, Ex. Speaker, Vibrato Jack, Reverb Jack, Reverb Out, Reverb In


Covering Material

Logo: Grille mounted, raised, chrome & black script
Weight: 60 lbs.

Effects: Reverb, Tremolo
~Watts: 40 watts

  • Pre amp: 7025
  • Power: 2 x 6L6GC

Bias: Fixed with bias adjustment pot
Rectifier: GZ34

Comments: Reverb Driver: 12AT7 Reverb Recovery: ½ 7025 Tremolo: 12AX7 (photoresistor)

9 thoughts on “Fender Blackface Super Reverb

  • August 8, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    7025    what in a 65 Super Reverb amp.A1/2

  • October 20, 2011 at 5:50 am

    I recently bought a 1968 Super Reverb, and it has a blackface front panel (I haven’t checked the circuit yet.)  Is this an anomaly, or did some 1968 Fender amps actually get blackface circuitry and panels?

    • July 10, 2022 at 10:09 am

      Yes, the early Silverface amps from 1967 to early 1968 were all Blackface with the silver panels, essentially, later the Silverface (from mid ’68 to 1980) circuits were redesigned.

  • December 5, 2011 at 8:29 am

    My Fender Super Reverb  was bought in 1966 used, The  serial # is  A 25072   what year is this amp? can you tell by the serial #.


    • August 8, 2012 at 6:40 am

      No. Stamped onto the tube chart are two letters. The first denotes the year, the second the month of manufacture. My ’66 Super has “PJ” stamped on its chart, indicating October 1966. My ’65 Deluxe has “OJ”. “N” would mean 1964, etc.
      For more info, check out the Fender Amp Field Guide

    • June 28, 2019 at 3:06 pm

      At the Fender factory, a worker would stamp the date on the inside of the chassis near the bias pot adjustment. The week and year.

  • December 12, 2016 at 7:27 am

    I have a 6o’s fender blackface super reverb amp. the number on the tube chart is AB763. can anyone tell me what this # is and what would this amp is worth.

    • June 15, 2019 at 11:28 am

      AB763 is the circuit. Generally speaking, the last two digits are the year the circuit was introduced. If you want to know WHEN it was built, you will need the serial number (stamped into the top metal panel on the back rearof the amp) or, even better, the 2-letter date code on the same label where you found the AB763.

  • March 18, 2022 at 11:30 am

    I may have one of the final Blackface Super Reverbs ever produced, before they went to Silverface Drip Edge reportedly in late August of 1967. My 1967 Blackface SR has the tube chart dating in August 67 and the internal chassis is stamped “83167” and inside the doghouse cover its stamped “82867”.

    Can anyone confirm the date that the first Silverface SRs started shipping?


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