Fender Narrow Panel Vibrolux

Model/Circuit Number: 5E11, 5F11
Years of Production:
1956 – 1961
Era: Narrow Panel
Configuration: Combo
Controls: Chrome top facing w/ white screened labels, controls numbered 1-12
Knobs: Black Chicken Head


  • Front: Fuse (3/4A), Power Sw, Pilot Lamp, Depth, Speed, Tone, Vol, In, In, In
  • Rear:


Covering Material

Logo: Cabinet mounted, Script
Weight: 21 lbs.

Effects: Tremolo
~Watts: 10 watts

  • Pre amp: 12AX7
  • Power: 2 x 6V6GT

Bias: Fixed bias, nonadjustable
Rectifier: 5Y3GT

Comments: The preamp used half of the phase inverter 12AX7 and half of the tremolo 12AX7. A selenium rectifier is used in the bias circuit. A speaker and tremolo footswitch jack are located on the bottom of the chassis.

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  • November 18, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    My first amp in grade school in 65 was a slightly used tweed Vibrolux. I regret selling it when I started high school. I’ve heard a few since then and they still sound so sweet. Eventually I ended up with 64 Vibrolux R. several years later.


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