Fender: SUPER REVERB(Item ID: SUPER REVERB Serial#: A 56353)
1972 Silverface Fender Super Reverb with Cover & Four 10” Speakers
Favored by players such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Marr, Derek Trucks, and Robben Ford, the Super Reverb is a Fender amp that doesn’t get quite as much attention as its brethren (the Princeton, Deluxe, or Twin) but it’s an amplifier that is unique amidst Fender’s offerings and one that has certainly carved its own path in music history.
The Super Reverb was originally introduced in 1963, with the iconic “Blackface” Fender control panel. The amp was rated at 40 watts and featured four 10” Jensen speakers. As Fender made the switch to the “Silverface” style, so did the Super. Now upgraded to 45 watts, the amp offered more power, more headroom, and plenty of volume! Blues players came to appreciate the distorted voice that the amp offered when cranked and its volume was plentiful when it came to filling large stages.
This amp has a huge sound, as one would imagine given 45-watt power and larger size. The low end is plentiful and the Bright switch adds all of that signature Fender sparkling top end. The midrange is quite scooped on this amp and one can certainly hear that Bluesy voice when plugged in with a Stratocaster. The onboard Spring Reverb and Tremolo (mistakenly listed as Vibrato like most Fender amps) go from subtle textures to lush ambiance, adding even more dimension to this amp’s voice!
Despite being nearly 50 years old, this amp is still in impressive condition. There are obvious signs of its age such as marks and scuffs on the coverings, some labels peeling, and some discoloring of the grille cloth. The covering is beginning to come off near the bottom front of the amp, as well. Regardless, this amp was well-maintained throughout its life and we would rate it as being in VERY GOOD + CONDITION.
• 45 watts
• Original Fender MP12R 12" speaker
• 4 X 12AX7 tubes
• 2 x 12AT7 tubes
• 2 X 6L6GC power amp tubes
• 5U4GB rectifier tube
• Normal & Vibrato channels with two inputs each
• Silverface chassis
• Bright switch for each channel
• Tube driven Spring Reverb
• Built-in tremolo with speed & intensity controls
• Footswitch included for reverb and tremolo/vibrato (used)
• Extention speaker jack
• Tilt-back legs
• Top-mounted carrying handle
• Black vinyl covering
• Silver grille cloth
• Original cover included (used) (used)
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