Brownface Super Porn

Discussion in 'Glowing Bottle Tube Amp Forum' started by Torren61, Jul 26, 2021.

  1. Torren61

    Torren61 Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

    Posts:
    8,267
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2013
    Location:
    Humboldt County, CA
    My amp tech is doing a cap job on this original Brownface Fender Super Amp. This amp was sold locally back in the early Sixties. I only got a quick look at it and I completely forgot to take shots of the back which would have revealed the two 10" Jensen Alnicos.

    Here are some pics including gut shots. Notice the Amperex Bugle Boy 7025s and the 5AR4 rectifier:


    A9B44430-B943-4EEC-9511-8AB9FC5B2B9F_1_105_c.jpeg IMG_2577.jpeg IMG_2578.jpeg 6D364F9C-DDA0-4529-A95A-A38B38520963_1_105_c.jpeg B42E0822-D9A2-4504-92C4-E0D5BE1A1BDA_1_105_c.jpeg 0BEC0DC5-326A-4993-B84C-203271882AED_1_105_c.jpeg 7496E9E2-2C3B-4EE7-9D15-5B370A297F46_1_105_c.jpeg
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2021
    Drak, Antoon, LPTyler and 32 others like this.
  2. Viejo

    Viejo Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Posts:
    1,512
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2011
    Location:
    Central IL
    Torren61 likes this.
  3. noname_dragon

    noname_dragon Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    633
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2010
    Location:
    North east coast
    Very Fine
     
    Torren61 likes this.
  4. Torren61

    Torren61 Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

    Posts:
    8,267
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2013
    Location:
    Humboldt County, CA
    "Brownface Super Porn" sounds like the name of a band.
     
  5. SnidelyWhiplash

    SnidelyWhiplash Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    3,387
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2009
    Location:
    Hoggtown, KY.
    Beautiful amp! Love Brown Fenders. The owner is very lucky, indeed... :cool:
     
    Timbresmith1 and Torren61 like this.
  6. mexicanyella

    mexicanyella Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    3,420
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2012
    Location:
    Troy, MO
    The brownface cosmetic era is my favorite amp look, hands down. That’s a beauty.

    And it reminds me of the brownface Princeton I passed on back in the 90s, thinking I didn’t need another small tube amp. What a dumbass.
     
  7. FenderLover

    FenderLover Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    5,965
    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2009
    Location:
    Minnesota
    That would still be my bucket list amp.
     
    Torren61 likes this.
  8. theprofessor

    theprofessor Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    5,810
    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2016
    Location:
    Chattanooga, TN
    Ooooh la la!!
     
    Torren61 likes this.
  9. bsman

    bsman Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    2,711
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2003
    Location:
    Santa Clara
    Obvious Chinese fake. The tech should send it to me for environmentally sound disposal.
     
  10. cofer22

    cofer22 TDPRI Member

    Age:
    50
    Posts:
    13
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2021
    Location:
    Golden , CO
    So cool. I love Brownface Amps. I’d love to have a real one, buy my Down Brownie will have to suffice;)
     
    Timbresmith1 and Torren61 like this.
  11. slider313

    slider313 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Posts:
    1,467
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2011
    Location:
    NC
    I have a September 1960 Super, which is a transition between the 6G4 and 6G4-A circuit. It came to me with a pair of Eminence 1028K's. I went with a pair of 1961 Jensen P10Q's, reconed at Weber with their 10A125 cone and 30 watt voice coils. I've tried more than a couple of different sets of 10's over the years and the P10Q's just sound "right" in this amp.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Tarkus60

    Tarkus60 Tele-Meister

    Age:
    61
    Posts:
    471
    Joined:
    May 10, 2020
    Location:
    Salem In
    You are truly blessed.....
    And it is amp porn.
     
    Torren61 likes this.
  13. milocj

    milocj Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    3,824
    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2005
    Location:
    Michigan
    I have a 1962 and it knocked my 1964 Vibrolux Reverb to second place. Came with some RI Jensen P10Rs and sounded great but a pair of Weber 10A125s made it even better.
     
    Torren61 and Timbresmith1 like this.
  14. Timbresmith1

    Timbresmith1 Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    838
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2010
    Location:
    Central TX
    Gorgeous!

    Don’t let them put orange drops in there.
     
    as5431, Torren61 and telemnemonics like this.
  15. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Telefied Ad Free Member

    Age:
    61
    Posts:
    29,134
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2010
    Location:
    Maine
    Super clean old amp.

    That means it sounds like crap.
     
    Torren61 likes this.
  16. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Telefied Ad Free Member

    Age:
    61
    Posts:
    29,134
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2010
    Location:
    Maine
    Modern components are superior, otherwise vintage would actually sound better.
    And I can sell your old molded caps to nutty collectors for a nice profit.
     
    Minivan Megafun and Torren61 like this.
  17. kiwi blue

    kiwi blue Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,856
    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2005
    Location:
    Wellington, New Zealand
    I was lucky enough to score a 1964 model about 15 years ago. It's done a lot of gigs and recording sessions since then. The harmonic vibrato (aka tremolo) is to die for. It's a keeper.

    I too put Weber 10A125s in. It came with the original Oxfords but the Webers are an improvement on those.

    My Super is an export model and seems to be a transitional brownface/blackface amp. Everything about it is a brownface except it has black tolex. My guess is it was one of the last Supers built and the factory had run out of brown tolex and only had black because of the transition to the newer models. The 2 x 10 Super model was discontinued in the BF era.

    You may have already discovered this for yourself, but the two channels are voiced very differently, so if you aren't using the tremolo it's worth comparing the normal channel vs the tremolo channel with the trem switched off. The normal channel seems more direct, and the tremolo channel is mellower. Because the mids are fixed, the way to adjust mids is by turning both the bass and the treble up for a scooped sound or down for a more mid forward sound. On one channel I can turn the bass and treble all the way down and hear only mids coming through. On the other channel, I turn them both down and end up with no sound at all coming through.
     
    Timbresmith1 and Torren61 like this.
  18. Timbresmith1

    Timbresmith1 Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    838
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2010
    Location:
    Central TX
    I never said modern components are not superior.
    I’m not going to argue about it here.
    I had a great brown Deluxe that went to a very well known shop for a crackling noise. Came back with every blue Astron cap replaced with an orange drop. Ruined. Tone like an icepick to the forehead. Worst $200 I ever spent.
     
    as5431, telemnemonics and Torren61 like this.
  19. Torren61

    Torren61 Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

    Posts:
    8,267
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2013
    Location:
    Humboldt County, CA
    It's not my amp, but I'd love to own it. @slider313's amp is beautiful.
     
    slider313 and Timbresmith1 like this.
  20. Torren61

    Torren61 Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

    Posts:
    8,267
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2013
    Location:
    Humboldt County, CA
    Sometimes modern caps just don't have the "sound". I'll send you a bag of orange drops and take all the blue molded caps you have, lol.
     
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.