Vintage 1966 Blackface Fender Showman 85W Tube Amp Head

  • Vintage 1966 Blackface Fender Showman 85W Tube Amp Head
  • Vintage 1966 Blackface Fender Showman 85W Tube Amp Head
  • Vintage 1966 Blackface Fender Showman 85W Tube Amp Head
  • Vintage 1966 Blackface Fender Showman 85W Tube Amp Head
  • Vintage 1966 Blackface Fender Showman 85W Tube Amp Head
  • Vintage 1966 Blackface Fender Showman 85W Tube Amp Head
  • Vintage 1966 Blackface Fender Showman 85W Tube Amp Head
  • Vintage 1966 Blackface Fender Showman 85W Tube Amp Head
  • Vintage 1966 Blackface Fender Showman 85W Tube Amp Head
  • Vintage 1966 Blackface Fender Showman 85W Tube Amp Head
  • Vintage 1966 Blackface Fender Showman 85W Tube Amp Head
  • Vintage 1966 Blackface Fender Showman 85W Tube Amp Head
  • Vintage 1966 Blackface Fender Showman 85W Tube Amp Head
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Description

A vintage Blackface 1966 Fender Showman Amp head in player-grade condition. This is the 8-ohm single Showman version--originally paired with a 1x12 or 1x15 cabinet. These single Showman Amps are far less common than the 4-ohm Dual Showman heads. Showman amps are revered for their big, sparkly clean tone. As you turn the amp up the cleans turn smoothly into that classic Blackface grind. With lots of neutral clean headroom, the amp makes a great platform for pedals as well. This amp is a great player, and you will be hard-pressed to find a modern amp of similar quality without spending thousands more. To top it off this Showman ships with a strong, matched set of vintage G.E. 6L6GC power tubes--probably worth a couple hundred on their own. This vintage amplifier has just been cleaned and serviced with all new filter and bias capacitors, power supply resistors, and grounded AC cord. It is fully functional and sounds fantastic.

Overview -Serial #: A06337
-Manufacture Date: August of 1966
-Power Output: 85 Watts
-Tubes: 6L6 (2), 12AT7, 12AX7 (3)
-Controls: Volume, Treble, Bass | Vibrato: Volume, Treble, Bass, Speed, Intensity
-Dimensions: 24'' x 9.5'' x 8''
-Weight: 35 lbs

Cosmetics (see phtotos)
-original Tolex
-replacement grillcloth (70s-era)
-original handle
-original back panel

Electronics
-original transformers
-replacement filter and bias capacitors
-replacement power supply resistors
-replacement grounded AC cord