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Fender Harvard Amp

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by rbarber45, Feb 16, 2004.

  1. rbarber45

    rbarber45 NEW MEMBER!

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    Feb 15, 2004
    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.
     
  2. dandaman

    dandaman TDPRI Member

    45
    Jan 27, 2004
    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!
     
  3. Kelsey

    Kelsey Tele-Holic

    840
    Aug 5, 2003
    Memphis, TN
    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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  5. markophonic

    markophonic Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 17, 2003
    Michigan
    Probably not worth keeping...

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

    :lol:
     
  6. Oster

    Oster Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    47
    May 18, 2003
    Muddy York
    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.
     
  7. Big Cookie

    Big Cookie RIP

    670
    Mar 17, 2003
    Ennis, Texas
    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.
     
  8. Rob DiStefano

    Rob DiStefano Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

    Age:
    70
    Mar 3, 2003
    NJ via TX
    My sorta-kinda Harvard clone, built by Winnie Thomas ... uses EL84's, 18 watts ...

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    ... I'm building a dovetailed pine cab for it, using a Weber 15F150 15" speaker.
     
  9. dandaman

    dandaman TDPRI Member

    45
    Jan 27, 2004
    Rob's Amp

    That amp looks really nice! Can I have it...please? Pretty please, with sugar on it...
    Oh come on, Rob... :cry:
     
  10. Silverface

    Silverface Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    64
    Mar 2, 2003
    Redondo Beach CA
    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:

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

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