Silverface Reverb Unit – 1st Reissue

Model/Circuit Number: 
Years of Production:
 1976 – 1978
Era: Silverface
Configuration: Head
Controls: Silver top facing w/ blue labels
Knobs: Black skirted w/ chrome center, numbered 1 – 10

  • Front: Power Sw, Pilot Lamp – Dwell, Mix, Tone, Input Jack, Output Jack


  • Handle: Black Strap Handle
  • Feet: Glides
  • Corners: None

Covering Material

  • Tolex/Tweed: Black Tolex
  • Grill Cloth: Silver sparkle grille cloth

Logo: Grille mounted, raised, chrome & black script “Fender” w/o tail
Weight: 16 lbs.
Speaker : None


  • Input: 12AT7
  • Reverb Driver: 6V6
  • Reverb Recovery: 7025
  • Output: 7025


3 thoughts on “Silverface Reverb Unit – 1st Reissue

  • December 14, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    these are the best sounding of all the fender reverbs. Does anyone know why they have an extra 12ax7?

  • April 15, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    The silver-face 76-78 reverbs are JUNK. I have one – never came close to matching my 61; I know three others people who had them and they have the same opinion as me: JUNK.

    The re-issues are much, much better.

    Avoid them. Fender used cheap components in them.

  • August 17, 2018 at 8:15 am

    V1 is a 12AX7, not a 12AT7. As far as performance, I prefer this model. The 4th tube is a buffer which prevents the “tone suck” common with the original and reissue “63 Reverb Unit” manufactured in the 90s to early 2000s.


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