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FDP Forum / Fender Amps: Vintage (before 1985) / Reverb unit

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Feb 18th, 2018 09:48 AM   Edit   Profile  

Did Fender make any black-line, drip-edge reverb units?

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American Patriot

About as ordinary as you can get.
Feb 18th, 2018 06:21 PM   Edit   Profile  

Personally, I have not seen one.

Roger Ball
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Just one fret off the right note.
Feb 18th, 2018 07:08 PM   Edit   Profile  

The tube reverb unit was replaced with a solid-state design in 1966 but reappeared in 1976 with a silver control panel and black tolex according to a few sources I've checked.

I don't see any mention of a black-line drip-edge version.

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Feb 19th, 2018 08:36 AM   Edit   Profile  



usa metro detroit

Mar 9th, 2018 08:16 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have the FR1000 solid state reverb unit. I did some internet homework before buying one and it turned out to be true. The Fr1000 is a damn good reverb unit, yes it's SS but you can nit tell and it really meld to your amp.

Not popular with some because it won't drip as the tube units will do. However, it will come really close to dripping (thus making surf music doable if you wish) I don't play surf music so its perfect. If you see one for sale, I'd recommend getting one if it's in decent shape and a decent price.

IF you're not doing surf music it's outstanding.

(This message was last edited by pcalu at 10:17 PM, Mar 9th, 2018)


SoCal, South Bay

Mar 9th, 2018 10:29 PM   Edit   Profile  

I too have a FR1000 that I bought new in the mid-60's. It doesn't get too much use, based on my playing style, no longer in a band. I also have a Fender FE-1000 tape echo chamber, bought about the same time as the reverb. Though it "works" mechanically, since the tape is the original (it's been sitting dormant all these years), it does not play back. Used to require constant attention when we used it, keeping the heads clean.

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an acquired taste some may never acquire
Apr 10th, 2018 05:35 PM   Edit   Profile  

I've had an original, brown tolex/flat logo one as well as a black tolex, RI with white "transitional" knobs.

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American Patriot

About as ordinary as you can get.
Apr 13th, 2018 09:27 AM   Edit   Profile  

In 1976 I bought a mine blackface Fender reverb unit in a pawn shop for $5. They thought it was just a little Fender amp that didn't work.


Lawndale CA

No Chops but Great Tone ©
Sep 7th, 2018 10:12 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have seen a couple of silverface units dressed up to look like drip-edge amps. One was made to match a player's other gear, but one was for sale and being misrepresented.

As previously stated there are no "real" ones.

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