Fat Matt's Rib Shack House Amp: 1990's Fender Vibroverb

stephent2

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A bit of Atlanta history, 1990s Vibroverb Reissue. This was before the amp was recovered (sadly). Still in service!
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dannyh

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The grill cloth on those VV reissues was reportedly pretty brittle (or so I’ve read, my ‘91 has the original cloth in great shape). I’ve seen a few examples in that same condition, or pretty close.
 

Wally

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It seems that the grille cloth that Fender started using in 1981 for the return to Blackface cosmetics does not hold up as well as earlier cloth. It weakens and disintegrates more readily than the earlier cloth…even with the faintest of contact.
Of course, the amp above has had more than light contact. Kudos to Fender for building a solidly built PCB amp.….chassis mounted controls, jacks, switches, and tube sockets. I would have glued the loose tolex down and re-grilled it, made sure the circuit was working, maybe make some light modifications to the Normal channel, and let it play on!!
 

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Who remembers Fat Jack's Burgers on Ventura blvd?
And their digital sign, You can beat our prices but you can't beat our meat.
Ah. The valley in the 80s.
 




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