1961 Fender Super Resto

Discussion in 'Amp Tech Center' started by Luthier Vandros, Feb 14, 2020 at 4:34 PM.

  1. Luthier Vandros

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    Just received this from the original owner. During the 70's, he had a tech install a master volume in the presence potentiometer location. Tech was professional enough to return the original parts. Owner was cool enough to hang onto it for this long ha! The last time he fired the amp up was 40 years ago. The amp has its original tubes and drivers. The Jensens were reconed by a woman who lived around the corner from the owner; she did the work from her house! Will have some internal/progress pics as we move along. This thing is so clean! What a privilege; I do feel so grateful to have this piece of history on my bench.

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  2. RadioFM74

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    I am sooooo jealous! A brown super is really on my mind!
     
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    Wow. I was hoping you'd say you'd found a way to steal it -- ethically. Seriously: glad you've got that on your bench and can enjoy it and bring it back to life.

    Here is a nice clip of a '62 Super that looks like it has ceramic speakers in it, instead of the alnicos yours has.

     
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    Have MERCY!
     
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    There will be NO REST until she's done. I'm going to install the new electrolytics into the old paper shells. TG the MV mod was non-invasive! LOVE the old nomenclature! MF instead of uF. She smells like an old battleship. There's got to be a way of bottling that sweet, sweet aroma.

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    That is one gorgeous piece of history. Wow. Just wow.
     
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    Thank you! The OT looks like a replacement - maybe a 68 Schumacher? Are my eyes deceiving me?
     
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    The chassis has what looks to be a return for service stamp: RG3568 = 35th week of 1968. This means the OT is a Fender Schumacher part, so it’s OEM. Pretty cool.
     
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    Very cool, clean!
     
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    He did an immaculate job. I’m doing the restoration electronically. This amp has such a cool patina.
     
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