1963 Fender Vibrolux Vintage Tube Amp Brownface Pre-CBS 1×12 Combo, Rare

1963 Fender Vibrolux Vintage Tube Amp Brownface Pre-CBS 1x12 Combo, Rare

1963 Fender Vibrolux Vintage Tube Amp Brownface Pre-CBS 1x12 Combo, Rare

1963 Fender Vibrolux Vintage Tube Amp Brownface Pre-CBS 1x12 Combo, Rare

1963 Fender Vibrolux Vintage Tube Amp Brownface Pre-CBS 1x12 Combo, Rare

1963 Fender Vibrolux Vintage Tube Amp Brownface Pre-CBS 1x12 Combo, Rare

1963 Fender Vibrolux Vintage Tube Amp Brownface Pre-CBS 1x12 Combo, Rare

1963 Fender Vibrolux Vintage Tube Amp Brownface Pre-CBS 1x12 Combo, Rare

1963 Fender Vibrolux Vintage Tube Amp Brownface Pre-CBS 1x12 Combo, Rare

1963 Fender Vibrolux Vintage Tube Amp Brownface Pre-CBS 1x12 Combo, Rare

1963 Fender Vibrolux Vintage Tube Amp Brownface Pre-CBS 1x12 Combo, Rare

1963 Fender Vibrolux Vintage Tube Amp Brownface Pre-CBS 1x12 Combo, Rare

1963 Fender Vibrolux Vintage Tube Amp Brownface Pre-CBS 1x12 Combo, Rare

Up for sale, a 1963 Fender Vibrolux in excellent condition and in good working order. This rare 1×12 “Brownface” version of the Vibrolux is a bridge between the Tweed and Blackface models in both specs and tone, with a glassy, touch sensitive quality, robust cleans, and rich overdrive characteristics when you dime it out. Pushing 35 all tube watts through a vintage Oxford alnico 12LN speaker, there’s plenty to love about the versatility and tone offered by this Fender. The amp has plenty of clean headroom and the sweet sag of a tube rectifier, and when pushed above 5 on the volume dial, things start to compress slightly and cascade into sweet overdrive with just enough bite. The bias-based tremolo circuit also has a very strong, thumping pulse that’s notably deeper than later Fender circuits, with a wide range of speeds. The circuit is freshly serviced and largely original, retaining the original Schumacher output transformer and choke. The power transformer is also a genuine Schumacher and properly spec’d for this amp, although it dates to 1965. All of the original blue molded Ajax tone caps are intact in the preamp and an integral part of the sweetness and clarity of the circuit. All of the stock pots are intact as well with largely original solder joints and cloth covered wire. The circuit has been professionally recapped with high quality Sprauges and F&Ts for the capacitors in the power supply and the smaller bypass caps as well. The bias cap also has a small trim pot piggybacked on it to perfectly dial in the bias of the matched pair of 6L6 power tubes. The amp has also been fitted with a modern three-prong power cable. The preamp tubes are a mix of vintage and newer valves, although the first two tubes (the drivers for each channel) are vintage Tung Sol 12AX7s that sound particularly hi-fi and musical. The power tubes are a matched pair of Groove Tubes. The speaker is the right make and model for this amplifier (Oxford 12LN) and era-correct, although it dates a bit earlier than the amp with a code on the edge of the frame which translates to 1957. The tube chart is also partially intact inside the cabinet. Cosmetically, this amp would look great in a studio, with original rough brown tolex. The amp features modern wheat grillcloth on the original baffle and the cloth has aged to look appropriate for the stock tolex. The leather handle is a modern replacement, as is the lower back panel, while the top back panel is original. The faceplate is notably clean and retains all of the original brown barrel knobs. This Vibrolux is a rare, thoroughly serviced, and largely original vintage Pre-CBS Fender amp that’s ready for stage and studio use. Check out our shop “Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar, ” and please let us know if we can answer any questions! We use double thick boxes, 1″ foam, and industrial 1/2″ bubble wrap to assure that your amp arrives safely. International orders will be declared as merchandise, and the value of merchandise will be declared as the amount paid. We cannot declare anything as a gift or for a lesser value. The item “1963 Fender Vibrolux Vintage Tube Amp Brownface Pre-CBS 1×12 Combo, Rare” is in sale since Thursday, October 12, 2017. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Guitar Amplifiers”. The seller is “mmguitarbar” and is located in Seattle, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Impedance (ohms): 8ohm
  • Brand: Fender
  • Amplifier Type: Combo
  • MPN: Does Not Apply
  • Number of Channels: 2
  • Type: Electric Guitar Amplifier
  • Amplifier Technology: Vacuum Tube
  • Model: Vibrolux
  • Suitable For: Performance
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States

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