1962 Fender Vibrolux Amp

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The Fender 6G11 Vibrolux is widely considered one of the best medium-powered Fender amps of all time. First introduced in 1956 as a smaller, more affordable option compared to the larger amps in Fender's lineup, the 1962 model, part of the "Brownface" era, is particularly renowned for its rich, tube-bias tremolo, making it a favorite among blues and rock guitarists. Notably associated with Mark Knopfler and used on the legendary Dire Straits track "Sultans of Swing," the Vibrolux combines the rich, fat response of a dual 6L6 power section with smooth midrange and focused top end. Its lush tremolo circuit is super smooth and complements both clean and gained-up tones wonderfully.

The original speaker has been expertly re-coned by Midwest Speaker Repair, ensuring it delivers that authentic vintage sound. Preeminent amp technician Casey Gooby has recently gone through the amp, replacing four electrolytic capacitors, a filter cap, and two resistors, with the originals included for those who would appreciate it. For safety and reliability, the amp has been upgraded to a grounded 3-prong power cord. A replacement footswitch is also included, allowing you to easily control the amp's built-in vibrato. Additionally, the amplifier is equipped with vintage tubes, adding to its warm, classic tone! 

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Year: 1962

Brand: Fender

Model: Vibrolux Amp 6G11-A

Weight: 37 lbs

Finish: Brownface with original leather handle

Amp Type: Class AB

Grill Clothe: Wheat (original)

Power: ~30 Watts 

Speaker: Original Oxford 12" (10th week of 1962) Re-coned by Midwest Speaker Repair in 2024

Power Section: 2 x RCA 6L6GC

Preamp Section: V1: JJ 12AX7, V2: RCA 7025, V3: General Electric 12AX7, V4: JJ ECC83S

Rectifier: 1 x General Electric 5U4

Controls: (Normal Channel) Volume, Treble, Bass (Bright Channel) Volume, Treble, Bass (Tremolo) Speed, Intensity

Inputs: 4 x 1/4" (2 per Channel)

Outputs: 2 x 1/4" (Internal and Ext Speaker Outs)

FX: Tube Tremolo

Footswitch: Yes (Not Original)

Cover: No

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