Fender Brownface Deluxe

Model/Circuit Number: 6G3
Years of Production: 1961 – 1963
Era: Brownface
Configuration: Combo
Controls: Brown forward facing w/ white screened labels, controls numbered 1-10
Knobs: Brown Round
Faceplate:

  • Front: Normal: In, In, Vol, Tone – Bright: In, In, Vol, Tone – Speed, Intensity – Pilot Lamp
  • Rear: Ground Sw, Fuse (2A), Power Sw, Speaker Jack, Ex. Speaker Jack, Tremolo Jack

Cabinet:

Tolex/Tweed:

Grill Cloth:

Logo:
Weight:
Speaker:

Effects: Tremolo
Watts: 20 watts
Tubes:

  • Pre amp: 7025 ; 12AX7
  • Power: 2 x 6V6GT
  • Bias: Fixed Bias, nonadjustable
  • Rectifier: GZ34

Comments:
Early models had the baffle screwed in from the front. These models also had the channels reversed with the Bright channel on right and the Normal channel on the left.

11 thoughts on “Fender Brownface Deluxe

  • July 24, 2011 at 1:56 am
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    How many watts 18?

    SS

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    • September 19, 2018 at 6:51 pm
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      I always thought it was 18 watts and the reverb added 2 to 4 watts. Everything I’ve seen on specs lately shows 15 watts.

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  • August 30, 2015 at 11:02 am
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    wondering if you sell amp kits that include capacitors as well as a full set of tubes??

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  • April 2, 2016 at 12:15 pm
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    I have one of these in excellent condition I’d like to sell for 10K

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  • January 14, 2017 at 9:25 pm
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    Is the tremolo harmonic or bias on the Deluxe?

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  • April 4, 2017 at 9:57 am
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    The trem on the smaller brown Fenders (Princeton, Deluxe, Vibrolux) was bias vary, the trem on the “Pro Line” brown amps (Super, Pro, Concert, Twin, etc) was harmonic.

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  • June 11, 2017 at 12:05 pm
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    Everyone loves my 1961 Deluxe Reverb!
    His name is “Spanky”.

    He sports a Celestion Blue as recommended by Brophy Dale.
    My gearhead friend brought over a bunch of overdrive type pedals to compare one day.
    Spanky was on about 2.
    When my friend determined which pedal sounded best, I had him take the pedal out and plugged guitar straight in.
    Then we put Spanky on about 4 3/4 and completely blew away all those “best” pedals!

    PS – By far the best tremolo on the planet.

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    • January 27, 2019 at 9:03 pm
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      No doubt on the tremlo.
      And breakup. I’ve been using one since buying one new in 63. Best amp Fender ever made as far as I’m concerned. Play a 63 Jaguar thru it regularly. Perfect match.

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  • May 25, 2019 at 12:19 pm
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    I swapped a Mex Strat for an original 63 Deluxe. The tubes were replaced with the proper NOS and the usual suspect caps in the “dog house” and it sounded great until the surround on the original gave up it’s ghost. A great friend (who also provided the tubes) gave me an exact (used) but in great condition exact replacement speaker. I love this amp and, as a previous poster mentioned, my 63 Jag and the matching 63 Reverb are a great musical input for this amp.

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