Garage sale find ... 100% original 1979 Fender Twin

Amps, Cabs, Speakers, etc
Post Reply
User avatar
laurie
Posts: 1663
Joined: Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:07 am
Location: Canada
SBZ: Multi Platinum
Bossarea: Multi Platinum

Garage sale find ... 100% original 1979 Fender Twin

Post by laurie » Sat Sep 10, 2022 9:46 pm

Found one of these today. Silverface, master volume. Been sitting in a basement for probably 20 years.

Original tubes! Original caps. Original everything.

Will need recap, new tubes, and likely a bunch of other minor repairs. But I have a winter project now :)

User avatar
Pepe
Posts: 1702
Joined: Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:19 pm
Location: Germany
SBZ: Multi Platinum
Bossarea: Double Platinum
Contact:

Re: Garage sale find ... 100% original 1979 Fender Twin

Post by Pepe » Sat Sep 10, 2022 10:47 pm

Wow! The vintage Fender Twin Reverb is one of the coolest amps that I have ever played. Great find!
Pepe at YouTube and Instagram

User avatar
laurie
Posts: 1663
Joined: Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:07 am
Location: Canada
SBZ: Multi Platinum
Bossarea: Multi Platinum

Re: Garage sale find ... 100% original 1979 Fender Twin

Post by laurie » Sat Sep 10, 2022 11:54 pm

About 12 years ago I found one of these (a 1977) that had been rehoused with a single 15 inch speaker. I had a new cabinet made for it and did all the maintenance... I had a thread on one of the old forums (pics below). Pics of the new one will follow as I do the maintenance on it.

About 8 years ago I sold the 1977 and have regretted it ever since. To find this 1979 in original condition is a bit of a holy grail for me.

This is the 1977 that I sold in 2014:
Img_7808a.jpg
Img_7808a.jpg (101.18 KiB) Viewed 5585 times
.
Img_7809a.jpg
Img_7809a.jpg (77.1 KiB) Viewed 5585 times
.
Tag-strip / point-to-point goodness:
Img_7798a.jpg
Img_7798a.jpg (208.12 KiB) Viewed 5582 times

User avatar
Pepe
Posts: 1702
Joined: Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:19 pm
Location: Germany
SBZ: Multi Platinum
Bossarea: Double Platinum
Contact:

Re: Garage sale find ... 100% original 1979 Fender Twin

Post by Pepe » Sun Sep 11, 2022 7:28 am

Yes, I remember that one now. Good luck with your "new" Twin. I am very interested in seeing the dirty pics as well. ;)
Pepe at YouTube and Instagram

User avatar
The_Doc
Posts: 467
Joined: Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:02 am
SBZ: Gold
Bossarea: Gold

Re: Garage sale find ... 100% original 1979 Fender Twin

Post by The_Doc » Sun Sep 11, 2022 5:55 pm

Great find Laurie ! I’m sure that you will enjoy working on that one.

I have an mostly original (a valve mounting repaired and new valves), Fender Pro Reverb from 1978. I had it serviced a few years back and everything was still on the numbers. Sounds wonderful. It has the tilt back bar things and castors to wheel it around.

I remember buying it new from a shop in Croydon (South London) and me and my mates manhandling it into a very small car :lol: It’s a heavy beast but I think the Twin is even heavier.

User avatar
laurie
Posts: 1663
Joined: Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:07 am
Location: Canada
SBZ: Multi Platinum
Bossarea: Multi Platinum

Re: Garage sale find ... 100% original 1979 Fender Twin

Post by laurie » Mon Sep 12, 2022 11:44 am

The_Doc wrote:
Sun Sep 11, 2022 5:55 pm
It’s a heavy beast but I think the Twin is even heavier.
I had to do some stretches and warm up before I loaded this thing in the car on the weekend... (not kidding)

User avatar
The_Doc
Posts: 467
Joined: Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:02 am
SBZ: Gold
Bossarea: Gold

Re: Garage sale find ... 100% original 1979 Fender Twin

Post by The_Doc » Mon Sep 12, 2022 1:07 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

User avatar
bigtone23
Posts: 345
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:33 pm
Location: Colorado, United States

Re: Garage sale find ... 100% original 1979 Fender Twin

Post by bigtone23 » Mon Sep 19, 2022 6:24 pm

laurie wrote:
Sat Sep 10, 2022 9:46 pm
Found one of these today. Silverface, master volume. Been sitting in a basement for probably 20 years.

Original tubes! Original caps. Original everything.

Will need recap, new tubes, and likely a bunch of other minor repairs. But I have a winter project now :)
Wow! Score!
I had a 79 Vibrolux (bought new in June of 81) that I regret trading off. Can't go wrong with a Twin!

Post Reply