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Fender Amp Field Guide

Information on the greatest amps ever produced

The Fender Amp Field Guide is a reference that includes information, schematics, pictures and more on Fender amplifiers. Lots of relevant information including a time line of Fender history, FAQ, and repair sources.

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Fender Deville 2/12's

I had to replce the factory tubes in my Fendre DeVille amp and i am experiencing crackling off of the 6L6's ( like its attempting to short out when i increse the volume). I was told this could be due to the biasing adjustment. I replaced all the tubes . Could this be the problem? The number of the level of the tubes are 4. I live in a rural part of New Mexico and am also having a hard time finding someone to service the amp. Any Suggestions?

london 185 head

would love have copy of the manual and any where to get other info
not sure if i made a good buy or not thank you

fender champ II

hello,
i search user/owner's manual for Fender Champ II
thanks
f.

Re: fender champ II

: hello from france,
: i search copy/scan of user/owner's manual for Fender Champ II
: thanks
: f.

Fender London 185 Head on CL Chicago

I got this nice London 185 head a while back and decide to sell it as I am downsizing my gear. I have just put it up for sale on CL Chicago. Any interest out there? I am in Chicago suburb - Palatine/60067. Hit me up if you are interested and we may be able to arrange something.

Blackfaced Showman Speaker Impedance

Are each of the speaker inputs of the Blackfaced Showman rated at 8 ohms? I surmise this cause supposedly the original showman speaker cabinet was rated 8 ohms. Am I wrong on this? Can a 4 ohm cabinet be used without the amp overheating?

Re: Blackfaced Showman Speaker Impedance

: Are each of the speaker inputs of the Blackfaced Showman rated at 8 ohms? I surmise this cause supposedly the original showman speaker cabinet was rated 8 ohms. Am I wrong on this? Can a 4 ohm cabinet be used without the amp overheating?
The total impedence of the amp is 8 ohms, so you could use 2)16 ohm speakers in parallel, or 2) 4 ohm speakers in series.

Fender Stage 185

Fender Stage 185

This popular thread has been given its own page : Fender Stage 185

Fender Stage 185

Need schematics for repair. Anything would help!

Re: Fender Stage 185

I have schematics for Fender 185 series amplifiers drawing 029053 rev F.
Send me your email
vintagekiki

Re: Fender Stage 185

Please send me the shématic , I need it to repair :(

Re: Fender Stage 185

: I have schematics for Fender 185 series amplifiers drawing 029053 rev F.
: Send me your email
: vintagekiki
Thanks for your help.

Re: Fender Stage 185

I would very much like to obtain 029053 rev F.
schematic for a Fender Stage 185 thanks for any help you may be able to give.

Re: Fender Stage 185

Could you please send me the schematics for Fender 185 series amplifiers drawing 029053 rev F.

Thanks for your help.

Re: Fender Stage 185

shuckdiesel@hotmail.com

did fender ever produce a 6x6L6 head?

A fairly knowledgable friend insists that Fender produced a variation of the Showman head that sported 6 (that's six) 6L6's in the power stage. I can find no reference to this design. I'm fairly sure that the SUNN Colisium Leads had a 6x6L6 power stage, but I've never heard of Fender offering this much power. Anyone know?

Re: did fender ever produce a 6x6L6 head?

: A fairly knowledgable friend insists that Fender produced a variation of the Showman head that sported 6 (that's six) 6L6's in the power stage. I can find no reference to this design. I'm fairly sure that the SUNN Colisium Leads had a 6x6L6 power stage, but I've never heard of Fender offering this much power. Anyone know?
Yes, It was a Super Twin, and Super Twin Reverb

Re: did fender ever produce a 6x6L6 head?

ALSO: the Studio Bass, a 200 watt all-tube using the same basic design as the Super Twin. This combo was mated to an E-V 15" speaker. I have just a "chopped" head varient and it's a great sounding gigging amp. Just wish it had a selectable impedance out (it's fixed at 8 Ohm).

Adding Line-out & FX Loop to Vibro-Champ

I have a friend who wants me to ad a line-out and an effects loop to his Fender Vibro Champ. Does anyone have a schematic on how to do this or instructions?

Thanks

fender amp misbehavin.

ive got a fender deluxe 90 amp, type pr402, around 1997 yr. the problem is when I turn it on I get a loud buzz. will play but with pops,and sounds like a bad guitar cord. tried different outlets and still the same. tried new guitar cord, no luck.

Re: fender amp misbehavin.

: ive got a fender deluxe 90 amp, type pr402, around 1997 yr. the problem is when I turn it on I get a loud buzz. will play but with pops,and sounds like a bad guitar cord. tried different outlets and still the same. tried new guitar cord, no luck.
Sounds like you might have some loose filter capacitors on the circuit board.

1950's Fender 50 WPro Amp Tweed Amp

Litearlly came across in storage. no date on tube chart but looked very similar to mode' is worn and two small tears in cloth but it turns on just fine; I am asking 1400 tho i have seen them much more expensive please, your opinion?? Thank you

pro185 problem

Hi guys...i have pulled my fender pro 185 apart to replace a damaged volume pot and jack port ( the easy part) but unfortunately im not exactly a rocket scientist and am now unable to reassemble the amp as I dont know where all the wires attach to. Does anyone have or could draw me a very basic wiring diagram in order to get the bloody thing back together?? Thanks in advance.

'88 Fender Pro 185

I've got a Pro 185 that I purchased from a pawn shop with the wrong or possibly bad gain pot on the distortion channel. I owned the same amp 15 years ago, so I know what it's supposed to sound like. The gain pot has at some point been replaced, and has a couple of jumpers soldered to the casing. Does anyone have an original schematic or know just what size and configuration is stock for the gain pot in this particular model? THANKS!!

Re: '88 Fender Pro 185

: I've got a Pro 185 that I purchased from a pawn shop with the wrong or possibly bad gain pot on the distortion channel. I owned the same amp 15 years ago, so I know what it's supposed to sound like. The gain pot has at some point been replaced, and has a couple of jumpers soldered to the casing. Does anyone have an original schematic or know just what size and configuration is stock for the gain pot in this particular model? THANKS!!

Contact Fender by phone and they will send you the schematics and parts list in PDF format. They did for me.

fender skx-56r amp

Can anyon please tell me anything about my Fender skx-56r amp i bought this in about 1992 and now may want to sell this.

Super Twin distortion

Hello,

I've got a wonderfull Fender Super Twin reverb....
Unfortunately the distortion section does not work properly. Can you help me?
I need some extra information such as layout and tips in order to get my amplifier fixed.

Thanks so much

Julius

Re: ProTube Twin and Pro Reverb Panel Lamp Problem

I think that this problem could be solved with the use of
a specially designed MCT useing strip-lining to reduce parsitic losses and improved thermal managment implemented with a Polyarrimid fiber lid on the MCT.

fender pro head

have a fender pro head black face. all tube. need to know value. works good,looks good.need to sell.

Fender Studio Bass black cover

Fender Studio Bass black cover

This popular thread has been given its own page : Fender Studio Bass black cover

tone controles

hello i have a 1979 fender super reverb with a master volume. the amp is in good condition the problem is in the second channel the base controle does not work and when i turn the trebel controle down below 7 the trebel cuts out. the amp sounds good i want to fix this problem my self i would appreciate any help. thanks keep on playing.

tone controles

hello i have a 1979 fender super reverb with a master volume. the amp is in good condition the problem is in the second channel the base controle does not work and when i turn the trebel controle down below 7 the trebel cuts out. the amp sounds good i want to fix this problem my self i would appreciate any help. thanks keep on playing.

pro 185

i am trying to locate the red control nobs. please help

Re: pro 185

: i am trying to locate the red control nobs. please help

Ive got the red knobs. If interested, let me know.
-Daniel

Re: pro 185

: i am trying to locate the red control nobs. please help

My Pro 185 came with black knobs

Re: pro 185

: i am trying to locate the red control nobs. please help

They are on the FRONT of the amp, above the speakers ;p

FENDER PRO 185 BUILT 91/10/06

WHAT IS THE "SUSTAIN SWITCH" I READ ABOUT ON THIS AMP?

Fender Stage 185

I am looking for a manual or any information on a Black Face Fender Stage 185

Re: Fender Stage 185

: I am looking for a manual or any information on a Black Face Fender Stage 185

I own a Stage 185 and still use it from 15 years ago but it's more like a grey face. I don't think they made a black face one. I do have an original schematic diagram laying around the house somewhere but don't think I have a manual, sorry.

Re: Fender Stage 185

Hello! I have a broken Fender stage 185 and I need the schematic to repair. Please send me if you have. Thank you!

Re: Fender Stage 185

: I have schematics for Fender 185 series amplifiers drawing 029053 rev F.
: Send me your email
: vintagekiki

!

Re: Fender Stage 185

: : I have schematics for Fender 185 series amplifiers drawing 029053 rev F.
: : Send me your email
: : vintagekiki

: !I have a problem too, can you please send me a copy.
Thanks in advance.

Re: Fender Stage 185

: : : : I have schematics for Fender 185 series amplifiers drawing 029053 rev F.
: : : : Send me your email
: : : : vintagekiki

hi, ive just stumbled upon this link in a search for a manual for the fender stage 185 amp. dont suppose you could email me a copy? id be massively grateful. thanks in advance!

: : : !I have a problem too, can you please send me a copy.
: : Thanks in advance.
: e-mail address as requested

Re: Fender Stage 185

: : : : : I have schematics for Fender 185 series amplifiers drawing 029053 rev F.
: : : : : Send me your email
: : : : : vintagekiki

: hi, ive just stumbled upon this link in a search for a manual for the fender stage 185 amp. dont suppose you could email me a copy? id be massively grateful. thanks in advance! my email is maffpink@hotmail.com

: : : : !I have a problem too, can you please send me a copy.
: : : Thanks in advance.
: : e-mail address as requested

Re: Fender Stage 185

: : : I have schematics for Fender 185 series amplifiers drawing 029053 rev F.
: : : Send me your email
: : : vintagekiki

: : !I have a problem too, can you please send me a copy.
: Thanks in advance.
e-mail address as requested

Re: Fender Stage 185

i need fender stage 185 schematic to repair.please send me if you have.

Re: Fender Stage 185

 Fender Stage 185

This popular thread has been given its own page : Re: Fender Stage 185

Fender vintage footswitches

I have a 1965 Fender Vibrolux Reverb & was wondering which footswitch it uses ?? The black 2 button switch or the silver 2 button switch ?? When did Fender change the switches from black to chrome ?? Thanks-Gary

Re: Fender vintage footswitches

: I have a 1965 Fender Vibrolux Reverb & was wondering which footswitch it uses ?? The black 2 button switch or the silver 2 button switch ?? When did Fender change the switches from black to chrome ?? Thanks-Gary
Hi Gary, It dosen't matter if the housing of the switch is black or chrome, as long as the switches are push on push off type.

Fender vintage footswitches

I have a 1965 Fender Vibrolux Reverb & was wondering which footswitch it uses ?? The black 2 button switch or the silver 2 button switch ?? When did Fender change the switches from black to white ?? Thanks-Gary

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