Help me ID a Fender amp I saw once.

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  1. Skibbers

    Skibbers Electromatic

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    Feb 21, 2020
    Minneapolis
    I don’t remember where or when I saw this strange monstrosity but it was decades ago. It was a silver face Fender that was about the size of a Bassman 10. It had multiple inputs spanning the entire front panel and seemed to have Reverb printed in block letters multiple times.
    Was I dreaming, or maybe indulging too much to know what I was looking at?
     
  2. Hammerhands

    Hammerhands Country Gent

    Aug 26, 2011
    Winnipeg
    I think there have been a couple for sale locally.

    One was a PA100 or something. There are a few others.

    I remember seeing a weird 70s Fender keyboard amp a few weeks ago.
     
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  3. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    This is all I could find ( black face ) The word " reverb " is under the volume knobs . Similar maybe ??
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  4. Lucky Jim

    Lucky Jim Electromatic

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    Oct 16, 2020
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  5. gretsch-to-go

    gretsch-to-go Gretschie

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  6. gretsch-to-go

    gretsch-to-go Gretschie

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    That 1972 Catalog has a few Silver Face 4x10's & the Super Six 6x10 combo with REVERB in block lettering with several input jacks. The Quad &Vibrasonic Reverb amps were the 4x10's, the Super Six was the biggest one of the bunch. Others were 2x12combo that sat on 4x?? cabs.
     
  7. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Country Gent

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  8. swivel

    swivel Country Gent

    May 13, 2018
    PNW
    Yeah, probably a PA100. They aren't bad sounding for guitar. I had one for a while. I never could figure out why they built a PA amp without XLR inputs instead of 1/4" jacks! DUH XLR's were the microphone standard even back then....
     
  9. wildeman

    wildeman I Bleed Orange

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    I have a Peavey PA head from back then with 1/4" jacks too, its a nice amp, sounds great with anything plugged into it.
     
  10. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

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    Before XLRs it was Cannon plugs, very similar. Low Z mikes use XLR, Hi Z uses 1/4" Phone---like carbon Shure Green Bullets, the harmonica player's favorite. Those were most often used in guitar amps. Shure Green Bullets were really common in military use during WWII, therefore, cheap and plentiful after the war.
     
  11. Skibbers

    Skibbers Electromatic

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    Feb 21, 2020
    Minneapolis
    It was very close to the PA-100 except the reverb lettering was larger. I’m not looking for one. I just happened to remember seeing one once
     
  12. gretsch-to-go

    gretsch-to-go Gretschie

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    Definitely needs wheels and is a "retail" group lift to load into a vehicle. I bought a 38-40 lb 1x12 cab, the 15W head is 26 lbs. The 1st thing I bought was a padded furniture dolly from Harbor Freight that was the same footprint as the cabinet , I think it was on sale for $ 8 or so. I make more trips for gear and load manage the carries. Same with groceries too.
     
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  13. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

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    Wheels are your friends---until you get to stairs.
     
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  14. Gretschtim1

    Gretschtim1 Country Gent

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  15. Groutsch

    Groutsch Synchromatic

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    Jun 9, 2018
    Maryland, US
    Could it have said FENDER (instead of REVERB) in big block letters? I've seen such amps.
     
  16. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

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    My cousin had the solid state Super Six. Not a great amp.
     
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  17. Gretschtim1

    Gretschtim1 Country Gent

    Dec 4, 2012
    Dundalk, Md
    Yeah they were awful. The tube version sounded pretty good but was top heavy and fell over a lot. Even a good tug on the guitar cable could make it fall over on some stages. I remember unloading in the rain and it fell over face down in the mud...thank God for covers...:D.
    Most of the time it would fall backwards. Definitely a faulty design that would have never made it past Leo Fender.
     
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