New Amp Day 1971-72 Fender Pro Reverb

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New Amp Day 1971-72 Fender Pro Reverb

Post by zentropa » Fri Aug 25, 2023 5:15 am

I had been watching this at a pawn shop for a few months as they had originally overpriced it and figured the automated price drops would start kicking in. Today I decided to try and haggle it to what I wanted to pay, but when I tested the amp the Normal channel doesn't output any sound (while the Vibrato channel works fine), so I was able to get the price down even more. When I got it home and hooked up a footswitch I found the tremolo wasn't working. Thankfully I have a good cheap amp tech here so I will be bringing it in soon. Amp is very clean but the speakers had been swapped at some point to Celestion Heritage. I may end up replacing those at some point. I had wanted one of these for quite a while but never found one that was a good enough value to pull the trigger on until now. I will be (trying to) sell my Concert Reverb now, but 4x10 tube combos aren't really trending in a good way.
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Re: New Amp Day 1971-72 Fender Pro Reverb

Post by The_Doc » Fri Aug 25, 2023 6:47 am

Excellent find and congratulations :) I have one that I bought brand new in 1979 !

Still going strong (both me and the amp :lol: ).

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Re: New Amp Day 1971-72 Fender Pro Reverb

Post by fernieite » Fri Aug 25, 2023 10:32 am

Very nice!
That 2x12 will be quite a bit lighter than a Concert, I'd imagine.
Is the cabinet still made of plywood? :ugeek:

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Re: New Amp Day 1971-72 Fender Pro Reverb

Post by zentropa » Fri Aug 25, 2023 3:31 pm

The_Doc wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2023 6:47 am
Excellent find and congratulations :) I have one that I bought brand new in 1979 !

Still going strong (both me and the amp :lol: ).
Thanks. Glad to hear that on both counts.
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Fri Aug 25, 2023 10:32 am
Very nice!
That 2x12 will be quite a bit lighter than a Concert, I'd imagine.
Is the cabinet still made of plywood? :ugeek:
Both the Concert and Pro are plywood. It is lighter, but only by ~20 lbs (it is in the 60-65lb range). I haven't played a gig in 20 years so I'm not too concerned about weight (the footprint size affects me more). When I got a 1968 Twin Reverb back in 1997 I ended up wishing that I had gotten a Pro or Super, but Pros and Supers were 2-3x more expensive than Twins at that time. Getting this one for less than they were in 1997 was one of the driving factors in this purchase :D

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Re: New Amp Day 1971-72 Fender Pro Reverb

Post by fernieite » Fri Aug 25, 2023 5:17 pm

Right on. 8-)

I have a 1964 1x15 Pro Amp. It's closer to the blackface Vibroverb, but without the verb. Weighs about 40 to 45 lbs.

Congrats on the Pro Reverb. It's a classic!

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Re: New Amp Day 1971-72 Fender Pro Reverb

Post by zentropa » Fri Aug 25, 2023 7:47 pm

fernieite wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2023 5:17 pm
Right on. 8-)

I have a 1964 1x15 Pro Amp. It's closer to the blackface Vibroverb, but without the verb. Weighs about 40 to 45 lbs.

Congrats on the Pro Reverb. It's a classic!
Cool. I have never had any amps that old. I went from being a 1 guitar/1 amp guy to a 10 guitars/2 amps guy. Now I have more amps than guitars, but I missed my window when most of the vintage Fender stuff was still affordable.

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