1968 Fender Showman Reverb TFL5005D Vintage Silverface Tube Amp Head

1968 Fender Showman Reverb TFL5005D Vintage Silverface Tube Amp Head

1968 Fender Showman Reverb TFL5005D Vintage Silverface Tube Amp Head

1968 Fender Showman Reverb TFL5005D Vintage Silverface Tube Amp Head

1968 Fender Showman Reverb TFL5005D Vintage Silverface Tube Amp Head

1968 Fender Showman Reverb TFL5005D Vintage Silverface Tube Amp Head

1968 Fender Showman Reverb TFL5005D Vintage Silverface Tube Amp Head

1968 Fender Showman Reverb TFL5005D Vintage Silverface Tube Amp Head

1968 Fender Showman Reverb TFL5005D Vintage Silverface Tube Amp Head

1968 Fender Showman Reverb TFL5005D Vintage Silverface Tube Amp Head

1968 Fender Showman Reverb TFL5005D Vintage Silverface Tube Amp Head

1968 Fender Showman Reverb TFL5005D Vintage Silverface Tube Amp Head

1968 Fender Showman Reverb TFL5005D Vintage Silverface Tube Amp Head

Up for sale, a 1968 Fender Showman Reverb vintage tube amp head in exceptional condition and in perfect working order. A very early transitional example with “drip edge” aluminum trim, this Showman is a variation made only for a few short months that still retains identical circuitry and component values to its Blackface predecessor, including blue Ajax tone caps and cloth covered wire. The amp boasts 85 watts of tube power via a matched quad of Groove Tubes 6L6 power tubes, along with a host of JJ and Groove Tubes valves in the preamp, all performing as intended for optimal reliability and tone. The amp excels at delivering big, bold clean tones and pushes into sweet tube overdrive after around 5 on the volume dial. The reverb is lush and splashy, and the tremolo has a nice strong chop. The circuit is extremely original, with all of the stock Schumacher transformers present and dating to early’68. The preamp is virtually untouched as well, with CTS pots that date to the 9th week of 1968 and chassis stamps from’68 too. The power supply has been recently recapped to ensure that the amp is reliable for stage and studio use with high quality Sprague Atoms. Cosmetically, this head is clean as can be, with original smooth black tolex and silver sparkle grillcloth with blue thread. The faceplate has plenty of shine with all of the stock witch hat knobs. All original hardware is present (aside from the cabinet attachments) including the raised Fender logo, corners, and handle caps, and the hardware shows sparingly little wear. This Showman is the perfect amp for players seeking a true Blackface tone with the added functionality of Fender’s lush all-tube reverb, and while the Showman Reverb existed as a model for a number of years, this is the earliest and most sought after version from the first months of 1968! Check out our shop “Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar, ” and please let us know if we can answer any questions! We use double thick boxes, 1″ foam, and industrial 1/2″ bubble wrap to ensure that your amp arrives safely. International orders will be declared as merchandise, and the value of merchandise will be declared as the amount paid. We cannot declare anything as a gift or for a lesser value. The item “1968 Fender Showman Reverb TFL5005D Vintage Silverface Tube Amp Head” is in sale since Sunday, December 9, 2018. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Guitar Amplifiers”. The seller is “mmguitarbar” and is located in Seattle, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Number of Channels: 2
  • Brand: Fender
  • Amplifier Type: Head
  • MPN: Does Not Apply
  • Suitable For: Performance
  • Compatible Guitar: Electric Guitar Amplifier
  • Amplifier Technology: Vacuum Tube
  • Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Model: Showman Reverb TFL5000D
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States

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