Fender Silverface Quad Reverb

Model/Circuit Number:
Years of Production:
1972 – 1979
Era:
Configuration: Combo
Controls: Silver, forward facing with blue labels
Knobs: Black skirted w/ chrome center, numbered 1 – 10

Schematics

Faceplate

  • Front: Normal: In, In, Bright Sw, Vol, Treb, Mid, Bass – Vibrato: In, In, Bright Sw, Vol, Treb, Bass, Rev, Speed, Intensity – Master Vol – 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

Cabinet

  • Dimensions: 31½ x 26½ x 11½
  • Hardware: Medium Chassis Straps 4 5/8”
  • Handle: Black Strap Handle
  • Feet: Side Mounted Glides
  • Corners: Corner Protectors

Covering Material

  • Tolex/Tweed: Black Tolex
  • Grill Cloth: Blue Sparkle Grill Cloth

Logo: Grille mounted, raised, chrome & black script
Weight: 89 3/4 lbs.
Speaker

Effects: Reverb, Tremolo
~Watts: 100 or 135 watts
Tubes

  • Pre amp: 7025
  • Power: 4 x 6L6GC

Bias: Fixed with Bias Pot
Rectifier: Solid State

Comments: A Line Out jack, hum balance pot, and a pull boost sw. were added near the end of the models run.

Pricing

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12 thoughts on “Fender Silverface Quad Reverb

  • July 24, 2011 at 2:33 am
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    I desperately need the push-pull/1 meg master volume pot. Can you help?

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  • October 26, 2017 at 7:51 pm
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    The hum balance pot, line out jack and distortion switch were introduced in 1977.

    Other notable features included an ultralinear output transformer, scripted tailless amp decal and an orange sparkle grill cloth.

    The Quad Reverb was discontinued in 1979.

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  • November 24, 2017 at 10:25 am
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    I have one of these amps since it was made in 74. In addition this amp has a pot accessible from the bottom of the amp chassis which biases the 6L6s. In good condition this amp will belt it out with the best. But, it’s big draw back is the same with all stacks & half stacks. 89 LBS sucks for hauling it about.

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    • July 25, 2018 at 8:38 pm
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      There is one listed on reverb, ebay, and CL in Birmingham, Alabama that appears in good shape, yet pricy.

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    • December 14, 2019 at 10:29 am
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      There is a cleeeean 1978 Quad Reverb austin texas craigslist… 750

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    • May 7, 2021 at 10:51 am
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      I am an original owner of a 1979 twin 135w amp, in pristine condition less than 4 hours played on!!
      $1500 + freight. Price firm comes w/ foot control and cover

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  • July 30, 2019 at 11:32 am
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    I have a 79 Super Reverb I’m parting out. Trans and speakers are shot..

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  • March 1, 2020 at 1:28 pm
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    The Fender Quad Reverb was Albert Collins’s main LIVE amp. Awesome tone!

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  • August 16, 2020 at 5:30 pm
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    Hi, I have a 1976 quad reverb. I love it’s clean, and it’s a great pedal platform, but have never been Happy with the overdrive. would it be hard/worth it/ costly to convert the rectifier to a tube??

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  • February 1, 2021 at 9:40 am
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    I have a 79 SF Super Reverb with Master Volume, ultralinear 70 watt, I just purchased from the original owner in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. I noticed a picture of this amp is not listed on this site, but this is most similar amp in the Super line up pictures listed above. They were made from 78 to to 82. 82 was the last year for the Super Reverb, untill the reissues came out much later. The amp was not working, blowing fuses. Master Volume was damaged and after doing some research on You Tube and other gear chat sites. Replaced the damaged MV with a 1 meg joint taper pot and put in in the circuit post inverter stage as suggested by Trainwreck Books. Removed the push pull boost circuit, which most players felt was useless and did not sound good. Replaced power cord and bypassed Ground switch, put in new power supply caps and inverter caps, and bias cap. I will post results later.

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