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FDP Forum / Fender Amps: Vintage (before 1985) / some Brown Fender photos

theotherkind

Kentucky, USA

Jun 13th, 2016 12:55 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I got out my camera and took some amp porn photos. I really love these brown Fender amps. They sound really raw and chunky; put a dirt pedal in front of them and they really sing! The '60 Concert is an early 5 preamp tube model. It was all original except for the tubes, cover, handle, cord, and some cardboard caps (which I still have in a box). I took the Jensens out to save them and I'm using some Weber speakers to gig. The '62 Bandmaster has a Bassman-type replacement OT in it, which gave it a whole lot more oomph.

2 Brown Fenders

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Hammond101
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So. Cal. USA

Jun 13th, 2016 01:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Seems like your link doesn't work. Did you delete the http"// from the address box before copying the url?

Anyway, my favorite Fender amp is the brown Concert. Fantastic amp for any purpose. They are so warm sounding but still have the nads to kick. Smooth breakup when pushed.

theotherkind

Kentucky, USA

Jun 13th, 2016 01:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I just did! Hopefully it works now.

(This message was last edited by theotherkind at 03:13 PM, Jun 13th, 2016)

Hammond101
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So. Cal. USA

Jun 13th, 2016 01:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I don't think I've ever seen a Concert chassis in such clean condition. Awesome...Enjoy, very cool amp.

For a while prices on these were very reasonable. Not so much any more. People have figured out how good they really are.

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Sunshine State

Just a pawn in someone else's game
Jun 13th, 2016 04:58 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've never played through a brown face amp but for some reason I find them irresistible to look at..

very nice pictures....

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American Patriot

I'm on guard these days.
Jun 13th, 2016 05:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Nice amps for sure. I have owned some great old brown and cream tolex Fenders. The '63 Bandmaster that survived a fire will go to my tech soon and we hope to bring it back to life. It lights up and transformer voltages are good.

theotherkind

Kentucky, USA

Jun 14th, 2016 12:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ha yeah. The original owner had that Concert sitting in his house since it was new. I'm not sure it ever left his house once until I bought it. I was playing some sessions and live gigs with a songwriter recently and he and all the guys in the band thought I was lying when I said it was made in 1960. It's a great amp. It gets tones I've never heard from another amp. I was shocked how growly but smooth it got when I put a Fulltone OCD in front of it.

Hammond101
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So. Cal. USA

Jun 14th, 2016 01:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Somewhere I have a video of me playing Pipeline through a 60-61 Concert with a Fender reverb unit and bit of TS808 in front of it. Oh baby did that thing sing.

I was testing a repair I had made for the owner and gigged it that evening. The owner (a FDP member) was in the audience. I will never forget how awesome that thing was to play through that night.

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Philly, B-3 Capital

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Jun 17th, 2016 10:45 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've got a ton of blackface Fenders, but the only amp I regret not buying was my friend's '60 Concert.
that thing sounded so good, you didn't even miss the reverb.


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Austin, Texas

Yeeeehaaaa!
Jun 17th, 2016 05:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That's gotta be the most beautiful Fender Concert Amp I've ever seen. Excellent!

Lenny1716

SoCal, South Bay

Jun 17th, 2016 07:43 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Great looking Concert amp. I have a 62, bought new, and shows the years of use, unlike yours. Nonetheless, the wear has not affected how great it sounds.

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American Patriot

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Jun 18th, 2016 07:29 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I bought a '61 Concert at an auction several years ago. It had been spray painted black and it took me a while to remove the black paint. The amp was in great condition. All original except for that black paint. As a bonus there was a Shure 55S "Elvis" mic in the back of the amp when I got it. I sold the amp and it changed hands 2 more time but ended up in Calif. It appeared in Vintage Guitar Mag soon after it made it back to CA. I really wish I still had the amp but I was offered such a good price, I sold it. I would not sell it if I owned it today.

theotherkind

Kentucky, USA

Jun 22nd, 2016 10:07 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm surprised how many people spray painted these things black! I know a local guy who used to find these old amps and work himself exhausted to strip the black paint off. Unfortunately at the time I was too young and poor to buy anything from him.


deluxeampuser

USA

Sep 2nd, 2016 07:57 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have an 'artifically blackfaced' (i.e. sprayed black) brown. Mine is a January 1963 ('MA' in red ink) Pro.

I'm not gonna bother removing the paint. I like the amp.







Hammond101
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So. Cal. USA

Sep 7th, 2016 04:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Well, a week ago last Saturday I picked up a '61 Concert from a good friend. It was purchased as a chassis only and mounted in a repro cab with ceramic Jensens. Not exactly original but sounds wonderful. Pics to come soon.

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