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Old February 16th, 2004, 08:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Fender Harvard Amp

Hi, I have a small Fender amp I bought in the early 80's, a Fender Harvard, Has anyone ever run across one as I haven't seen it mentioned on any discussions.

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Old February 16th, 2004, 10:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Harvard amp

Almost, when I was backing up the equipment trailer to load the gear. Just inches from rolling on top of it!

If it would have happened I would have been "dead meat", as the other guitarist loved that amplifier!
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Old February 17th, 2004, 12:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I have heard that Steve Cropper used a tweed Harvard on the early Stax recordings. I think it uses some unusual tubes relative to other Fenders, but I imagine that it sounds great.
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Probably not worth keeping...

So let me know and I'll see to it that it is properly disposed of!

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Old February 17th, 2004, 02:58 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Nice Amp!

My brother has an '80s Harvard Reverb. Rivera design. It's his favorite amp & he swears by it. It's transistor in a good way.
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Old February 17th, 2004, 12:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Harvard

The only odd tube is in the Tweed 5F10 version of the Harvard, it uses a 6AT6 in the first gain stage. The later 6G10 version of the Harvard was had the normal 12AX7 first gain stage that we are accustomed to seeing in Fenders, but they cut the power section from 2-6V6's to 1-6V6. While I have seen many of the Tweed 5F10 versions, I haven't ever seen the 6G10 version.
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Old February 18th, 2004, 06:48 AM   #7 (permalink)
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My sorta-kinda Harvard clone, built by Winnie Thomas ... uses EL84's, 18 watts ...







... I'm building a dovetailed pine cab for it, using a Weber 15F150 15" speaker.
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Old February 19th, 2004, 12:08 AM   #8 (permalink)
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That amp looks really nice! Can I have it...please? Pretty please, with sugar on it...
Oh come on, Rob...
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Old February 19th, 2004, 01:36 AM   #9 (permalink)
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It looks like there are people talking about two different amps here. I'm guessing the original poster is talking about the 80's Fender Harvard:



And others are talking about the classic 50's tweed Fender Harvard like this one:



The only similar thing is that they both say "Fender" on the nameplate...
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