The later silverface circuits were changed further by CBS to become cleaner, harder and thinner sounding, specially if one compares amps at the same volume and EQ setting. The blackfaces have more growl and a distorted, cranked tone. Many players have spent years chasing speakers, guitars and pickups to avoid the typical trebly and sharp tone of some Fender amps.
Among their many fine sonic attributes, Fender guitar amps like this one are prized in particular for their luscious spring reverb. For that wet, shimmering ambient sound ranging from subtle to cavernous, Fender lets you dial it in exactly to taste. Always has been and always will be.
By his own estimation, Gabriel has owned 20 to 25 Super Reverbs, and declares this one of his favorites. Though you might expect a thorough probe to reveal at least a little smudging of features, its serial number and component and chassis date codes point to final assembly in the 48th week of The front and back control plates have been inspected by several parties and deemed genuine, while the cab itself corresponds to blackface dimensions.
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Introduced in latethe Super Reverb used a pair of 6L6 output tubes and a 5U4 rectifier to pump 45 watts into a quartet of Jensen 10" alnico-magnet speakers. Following the transition to a silver front panel and blue-sparkle grille aroundthe cabinet was slightly enlarged—the top and bottom speaker pairs were also shifted respectively to the left and right—and, in an attempt to clean up the sound, the bias circuit was reworked and a hum-balance control was fitted to the rear panel. Fender saw fit to undo some of these circuit changes a year later, and, inthe cabinet was downsized a bit, and a 3-position ground switch was added.
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