1960 Fender Super


An early brownface Fender Super from August 1960. It appears to be a transitional amp since it has a 5G4 tube chart and tweed grill cloth, yet has the six preamp tubes from the 6G4 circuit. Despite the extra preamp tube, the tremolo has the more subtle sound of the 5G* circuits. The normal channel is noticeably louder than the vibrato channel, which appears to be standard for these amps. Due to the smaller cabinet and 10 inch speakers, the sound is much more directional than the larger brownface Fender amps.

Power Amp: 2 x 6L6GC

Preamp: 4 x 7025, 2 x 12AX7

Rectifier: GZ34

Speakers:  2 x 10" Jensen P10Q

Effects: Tremolo

Controls: Channel 1 (Normal) - Volume, treble, bass. Channel 2 (Vibrato) - Volume, treble, bass, speed, intensity. Presence (both channels)