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New Amp...1965/66 Vibrolux Reverb

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Post-HK, Dec 16, 2018.

  1. Post-HK

    Post-HK Tele-Meister

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    This popped up on my local CL - priced low enough (for a vintage blackface Fender) to seriously consider. I’ve wanted a Vibrolux Reverb for at least a few years, and while I sooner imagined getting a silverface, this one seemed too good to pass up. Picked it up yesterday.

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    Has Jensen C10NS speakers.

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    Very clean for its age. Also it is due for servicing, 3 prong plug, caps, etc. But I am very excited! Probably going to be my new go-to amp, I’d say.
     
  2. rich815

    rich815 Friend of Leo's

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    Aug 22, 2016
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Nice. I’ve given up on CL. Anything I find on there that I want is either already sold or the seller never replies to me.
     
  3. Mike H.

    Mike H. Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    May 19, 2003
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Nice amp! My '67 Vibrolux Reverb is my number one amp. I'll never let it go.
     
  4. schmee

    schmee Friend of Leo's

    Jun 2, 2003
    northwest
  5. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
  6. tele_pathic

    tele_pathic Friend of Leo's

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    Aug 18, 2009
    St. George, UT
    WOW!!! That is clean! CLEAN I SAID!!!
     
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  7. Bob Arbogast

    Bob Arbogast Tele-Afflicted

    Beautiful. And those are the right speakers, too!
     
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  8. SnidelyWhiplash

    SnidelyWhiplash Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 18, 2009
    Hogtown,KY.
    Lucky dogg! :cool:

    Play it in good health. :)
     
  9. stratclub

    stratclub Tele-Meister

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    You saved yet another amp from becoming a museum piece. I'll bet some folks in Japan are furious that you would have the audacity to actually play it. :cool:
     
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  10. archetype

    archetype Fiend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jun 4, 2005
    Williamsville NY
    I miss my BFVR. Loud enough to do anything, great BF tone, and could imitate brownface, just a bit, by turning bass and treble down, then turning volume up.
     
  11. dannyh

    dannyh Tele-Afflicted

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    Jul 1, 2005
    North Texas
    Beauty! Congrats!
     
  12. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Fort Collins, CO
    Happy NAD!

    A friend back in high school had one of those. Both guitar players in his band had Fender Mustangs and BF Fender amps. The other guy had a Twin. They did all the hit tunes of the day with those rigs and made 'em sound good. Get it serviced and keep it going for another 50 years.
     
  13. Post-HK

    Post-HK Tele-Meister

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    Thanks, folks! Got to jam a little and show it off earlier this evening (honest, it's seeing an amp tech tomorrow...) - sounds really dang good with my ES 335. And the Klon KTR I have has taken on glorious new meaning.
     
  14. gridlock

    gridlock Friend of Leo's

    Oct 1, 2011
    Tampa, Fl
    Congrats, I love Vibrolux’s.

    You got a great one and the best speakers for a VR.

    I owned very nice ‘65 VR (with Jensen’s), an original and mint ‘68 black-line drip-edge VR, and a nice ‘73 VR.

    My BFVR was the best sounding of the bunch. Sounded so good with the volume at 4 and above.

    I regrettably sold my last ‘73 VR, and then bought a SFDR, and now a BFTR. I am happy with my BFTR but I would have saved lots of cash by just keeping my Vibrolux.

    Enjoy.
     
  15. nocastermike

    nocastermike Tele-Meister

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    My favorite fender amp of all time. I have 2. A 1965 and a 1972. Both sound fabulous.
     

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  16. dan1952

    dan1952 Friend of Leo's

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    Jun 24, 2004
    Anderson, IN
    Wow! Maybe the most perfect amp Fender ever made. Congratulations!
     
  17. AlbertaGriff

    AlbertaGriff Tele-Holic

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    Mar 2, 2016
    Canada
    Wow thats a great score!! Can we see more pictures??
     
  18. Post-HK

    Post-HK Tele-Meister

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    The VR has gone off to get serviced...if I get it back this week I'll put up some more pics.
     
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  19. theprofessor

    theprofessor Friend of Leo's

    Aug 8, 2016
    Chattanooga, TN
    Congratulations! I'm jealous. Enjoy it!
     
  20. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    Great amp!
    Congratulations!
     
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