This true road warrior has been given all the love a real golden era Fender amp deserves, and our techs here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar have carefully gone through the circuit, balancing originality and functionality and using only the best parts available. All of the original yellow Astron tone caps are intact in the preamp, along with the original pots, carbon comp resistors, cloth wire, and mostly untouched solder joints. The main filter caps have been replaced with brand new Sprague Atoms so that the amp is working within original factory spec, and a three-prong power cable has been installed.
A miniature bias pot has also been added to the eyelet board so that the tubes can be optimally biased (an option not available via the circuit's traditional cathode bias method). The transformers are a brand new pair furnished by Mercury Magnetics and made in the USA, closely matching original specs and materials. These are the same transformers used in Fender's top-tier Custom Shop builds, living up to the high bar set by Fender's original transformer manufacturers in the era, Triad and Schumacher.
The chassis itself is quite clean, and the chrome shows only very light pitting on the face with the majority of the white silkscreen lettering intact (the chrome in fact is so shiny that it was difficult to faithfully capture the lettering in the images, but rest assured it's there). The original chicken head knobs are all present as well. The speaker is a vintage Jensen C12Q, rated at roughly 35 watts and the perfect match for the output of the Tremolux which is decidedly more modest than what the speaker can handle. The teal frame is quite clean, with a date stamp from'63, intact bell cover and original Jensen label. The tube chart is also present on the inside of the cabinet.
The original "Tremolux" metal badge on the face of the amp is present, while the leather handle and sphinx glides (feet) are modern replacements. The original tweed is intact and as the photos show, it has been ambered and scuffed from decades of honest use. The most prominent wear on the pine cab is on the front bottom edge with a few bald spots. While the lower back panel is original, the upper back panel is a modern replacement, aged to closer match the wear on the tweed.
The baffle is also a brand new solid pine replacement from MojoTone, fitted with new Oxblood grillcloth with gold stripe as per spec for the Tweed era. This Tremolux has been freshly serviced and is ready for stage and studio use! 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 assure 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 "1959 Fender Tremolux Tweed Vintage Pre-CBS Tube Amplifier 1x12 6V6 Jensen C12Q" is in sale since Tuesday, April 3, 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.