Fender Silverface Dual Showman Reverb

Model/Circuit Number: AC568, AA768 (TFL 5000D)
Years of Production: 1968 – 1981
Era: Silverface
Configuration: Head
Controls: Silver forward facing w/ blue labels
Knobs: Black skirted w/ chrome center, numbered 1 – 10

  • Front: In, In, Bright Sw, Vol, Treb, Mid, Bass – Vibrato: In, In, Bright Sw, Vol, Treb, Mid, Bass, Speed, Intensity, Reverb – Master Vol (72-81) – Pilot Lamp
  • Rear: AC Outlet, Ground Sw, Fuse (2½A), Power Sw, Standby Sw, Speaker Jack, Ex. Speaker Jack, Vibrato Jack, Reverb Jack, Reverb Out, Reverb In


Covering Material

Logo: Grille mounted, raised, chrome & black script “Fender” w/ tail(68-75) or “Fender” w/o tail (76-80) (head and cab)
Weight: 40 lbs. (Head)
Speaker Cabinet Configuration:

  • Dimensions: 45-1/2 x 30 x 11-1/2 – Sealed
  • Handle: 3 Black strap handles
  • Feet: Glides or Casters (72-81)
  • Corners: Corner protectors
  • Tolex/Tweed: Black Tolex
  • Grill Cloth: Blue sparkle grille cloth w/ aluminum frame (68-69), w/o aluminum frame (70-81)
  • Weight: 154 lbs
  • Speakers/Load: 2 x 15″ / 4 ohms (8 ohms each in parallel)
  • Speaker Model: JBL D-130F

Effects: Reverb, Tremolo
Watts: 68-76: 100 Watts, 77-81: 135 Watts

  • Pre amp: Normal: 7025, Tremolo: 7025 and 1/2 7025
  • Power: 4 x 6L6GC

Bias: Fixed with bias adjustment pot.
Rectifier: Solid State
Phase Inverter: 12AT7 (Long Tailed)
Tremolo: 12AX7 (photoresistor)
Reverb Driver: 12AT7
Reverb Recovery: 1/2 7025

Late seventies circuit changes included a Line Out jack, hum balance pot, and a pull boost sw.

8 thoughts on “Fender Silverface Dual Showman Reverb

  • June 5, 2014 at 2:50 am

    What is the going price on the siverface models(’68-71′)?
    Thank You, Scott Madden.

    • September 15, 2017 at 7:02 pm

      i am gonna get one apparently in excellent original condion, 2 owners, for 1300 euros (about 1500 dollars)

    • August 29, 2018 at 2:08 am

      Hallo Scott,
      ich besitze einen Fender showman Reverb silverface aus Anfang 1970 in Top Zustand.
      Speakerbox and Topteil inklusive 2 Lansing 15 Zoll Speaker Geswamtleistung 300 W.
      Aus Altersgründen würde ich die Anlage gerne verkaufen.
      Mit musikalischem Gruß
      Horst Loose

      • November 10, 2018 at 6:56 am

        HelloHorst loose ,I aminterested in your Showman reverb mit 2 JBL speaker , can you give me contact ? I am at 00 32 3 766 86 42 evenings ( Belgium ) Gruss, Ben facebook Benji Massy

  • August 3, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    nesesito para un fender silver face BASSMEN fuse 2 amp slo -BLD o algo similar completo grasias

  • August 9, 2017 at 7:15 am

    This isn’t the place for vintage equipment valuation. Find auction sites, like ebay, for that.


  • March 18, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    Does anyone know what the TFL500D/X means ?? I know the D stands for Domestic (USA) and X is eXport, but TFL500???? Some say it is TeFLon wiring which they din’t use till 1969, so for the Bandmaster Reverb and the Showman use the same numbers, anyone care for a guess???
    Tim, Australia.

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