1973 Super Reverb got a big brother

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  1. Sombrero Top

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    Finally got my dream amp, 1964 Super Reverb. It's a "Fender Elect. Inst. Co" amp, label says "NJ". Serial is A 048xx. It's assembled by the Swedish importer Hagström. All writings in the back panel is in Swedish and funny thing is there's no stand-by switch, just a power switch. It's in a really good condition besides the grillcloth, which might be original but has been re-attached.

    Speakers are two new WGS G10C, one original ceramic CTS and one Fender blue label speaker (is that Oxford?) from late sixties. It sounds great. My '72 Super with original CTS alnicos sounds more woody and '64 has more sparkle sound. There's also a PPIV master volume in the back of the amp and it works really nice. Dunno tube compliment yet but there's fresh TAD power tubes in.

    Here's couple of pics:
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    Congrats...... Can we see some pics of the circuit???
     
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    Thanks, I'll take it to the shop, will post inside pics later.
     
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    You mention no standby switch....I've long understood with a rectifier tube (as opposed to solid state) a standby switch is superfluous.....no?
     
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    I guess so, my amp tech told me it's unnecessary...
     
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    Standby switches are purely for the player's convenience and not to help the amp in any way.

    <cue the thread devolving into yet another standby switch thread>
     
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    Wow, thought for a minute you had bought one of these! Just an older brother then, not a bigger one!

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    Congratulations! A beautiful pair! I look forward to seeing some pictures of the inside of the chassis.
     
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    Congratulations! Have you notified your neighbors yet??
     
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    I'm confused. So it is an original blackface super reverb, but assembled in Sweden?
     
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    I was also expecting a quad or six- but still a cool amp!
     
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    This picture so reminds me of the old Yankee Stadium--the handsomely massive gray concrete and pale gray seats and walls one that badly rehabbed in the '70s and has since been replaced altogether.

    I of course am NO Yankees fan, since I want to go Hell for worthwhile sins. But that stadium sure was Super Sixy/Quady stately.

    You could go into demolition work with that pair!
     
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    Congrats!!! Very cool amp!!!

    Just curious, how well do the WGS speakers play with the other speakers? My experience with G10C’s is that they’re pretty loud speakers...I like them a lot but I would have figured they’d overwhelm the older speakers. If that’s not the case I might have to give them a try in a mixed 4x10 setting.
     
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    Congrats, I also owned both a SFSR (1969) and a BFSR (1967) a few months ago until I sold the SFSR.

    You’ll love it. Congrats again.
     
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    Yes, it was very common in 60's and 70's that they are assembled in Sweden for our voltage. Here's another "swedish" one for sale, it's even from same month than mine:

    https://www.kitarapaja.com/fender-super-reverb-amp-1964

    "We’ve confirmed that Fender amps were distributed by Hagström in Sweden. Not only that, but to meet Swedish safety codes, Hagström removed the external voltage selector switch (fitted to all blackface and silverface export models) and hardwired it internally (see photos). Notice that the original Fender back panel was removed and replaced with a Hagström panel. One has to wonder where all those factory original export back panels are! Maybe they’ll show up on eBay. Another interesting tidbit is that a lot of Fenders were imported into Australia in the late 1950s and early 1960s that were stock 110-volt (domestic US) units. The Australian Fender Distributor then installed 240V - 110V stepdown transformers in the bottom of the cabinets."

    http://www.ggjaguar.com/fendamp5.htm
     
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    That was my fear also, but this one sounds great.
     
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    There seems to be few original preamp tubes in the amp. This is the V1 tube, there is text: "U.S.A 7025" and under that "5Z" or something like that. Under the base is number 23. Any idea what brand tube this is?[​IMG]
     
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    his neighbors know.
     
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