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  1. GuitarTalk

    “New” Amp Day: 1960 “Center-Volume” Fender Bandmaster (5G7)… MY HOLY GRAIL!

    [edit: 2 more photos added below (without the guitar blocking it)] The model: Before I begin, if anyone else has experience / information with this particular amp circuit, please do share! There is an article in Vintage Guitar magazine on this 5G7 circuit but there are some mistakes/typo’s in...
  2. M

    NAD '62 Fender Super

    I have officially been bitten by the vintage amp bug--vintage Fenders, to be exact. I've recently had the great fortune to acquire a '65 Pro Reverb and a '64 Showman locally at very reasonable prices (both player's grade, but original where it matters). Today I took the plunge on my first...
  3. B

    Brownface 6G3 build modification

    Hello, I am bulding Brownface Deluxe from the TAD kit. https://www.tubeampdoctor.com/en/tad-amp-kit-brownface-20-6g3-style-amp-kit?c=154 This is my third amp from a kit after 5E3 Deluxe and 5F1 Champ. I made my homework and found some interesting mods. My inspiration was Rob Robinette, Down...
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    Brownface 6G3 mods
  5. radiofm74

    NAD: 1962 Brownface Deluxe

    Aaaand… it's home! Thanks a lot to the fine folks on the forum who dropped by to advise on a previous thread! For those who did not follow the whole story: this popped up on my local market at a good price (actually, an excellent price for Europe). Original cabinet, grille, tolex, speaker...
  6. radiofm74

    Advice sought: is a Fender Brown Deluxe good for Swing?

    Dear all, A reasonably-priced, nice condition Brown Deluxe has surfaced around here. I already have my store of amps, but this one intrigues me. The real question for me is whether it has what I'd call "warm cleans" and enough headroom to be gig-able in relatively small places with a swing...
  7. RYAN1987M

    Bias Tremolo Pedals

    Hi All, I've been trying to learn about the various different kinds of tremolo as of late. I'm particularly interested in Brownface-style Bias Tremolo pedals. Regarding Brownface Trem, I understand that there are two types - larger amps (larger than the Deluxe) had harmonic trem while...
  8. ebenezer

    I found my favorite Marshall sound in a Fender

    I recently saw a quote by someone on this forum who said something like, “I found my Marshall sound in a Tweed”. And it got me thinking. Lately I’ve been on a Fender Tweed/Brownface kick. And I’ll be damned if the above quote isn’t manifesting in my tone life. I have a Magic 5e3 and a...
  9. M

    Brownface style customized Amp advice (vibrolux vs super vs vibroverb...)

    Hi folks, I am thinking about reducing gear and settle for things I really want (not only need... that would mean selling too much beloved stuff ;) ). Music-wise I am mostly blues, rootsy sounds, americana, folk rock, a little rock/hard rock, but nothing beyond that. I guess this won´t change...
  10. Turkish

    Allen HFWN and Lil Dawg Choco Dawg

    Hello, My mind has been on a 6g3 circuit amp for a bit now. I know there are some other builders that make this style amp with some extra bells and whistles but I'm somewhat resolved to just the basic 6g3 circuit. I liked the idea of the brown-era princeton but I'd like a little more volume...
  11. R

    Best "Jack of all Trades" Combo amp wattage?

    I'm looking for a new amp soon, two of the main contenders have been the tungsten crema wheat and the cutthroat audio Down Brownie. I don't really need cleans in a live situation per my playing style (If I did my Rivera M60 covers that ground nicely). I really like the footprint, look, and sound...
  12. R

    New amp coming from Rivera M60?

    Hey all! I've got a Rivera m60 that is freaking incredible that does everything I want it to. I primarily use channel 1 and my settings tend to sound vox ish. I retubed it a while back and put a cannabis rex in it and its been excellent ever since. I'm looking for a second amp to have some more...
  13. bboren

    Checkout my Brownface Deluxe

    Hey everyone! Been lurking here for years, but don't post often. Anyways this forum led me to love fender brownface amps and I figured I might as well show one off. Here's a video of me playing my 1962 deluxe through a 4x10 cab that used to be a brownface concert! Guitar: Mid nineties Zion...
  14. Ape2000

    Harmonic Vibrato/Tremolo + Phaser?

    So, I currently have a Visual Sound/True Tone Oil Can Phaser that I dig. I was recently reminiscing about recording at a studio that had a few Brownface Fender amps with that awesome harmonic vibrato. I started looking for pedals that can approximate those sounds, and noticed many of them were...
  15. T

    Preferences Fender head

    Hello I am currently making a cab 2x12 with a WGS Black Hawk 12" / 50 W / 8 Ohm and a Celestion Vintage 30 - 12" / 60 W / 8 Ohm in it. Searching for a Fender head. I am checking out the Fender Bassman and Fender Showman. Really loving the clean sound as well, but am actually a huge fan of the...
  16. Clyde Bisbee

    Princeton Brownface vs. Ampeg M-12 (Mercury)

    I'm interested in these 2 amps which were contemporaries of each other in the early 60's. I'm particularly intrigued by the relatively simple circuits, mid-range girth (from what I've read and heard, I've never actually played through either) and renowned tremolo. Considering that they share...
  17. A

    Monster Effects Swamp Thang.... My quest to find the creator!

    Hi All! This is my first time posting on TPG after soaking up a ton of knowledge here throughout the formative years of my tonal quest. I have recently picked up a medium box, two-speed Monster Effects Swamp Thang Tremolo. Let me tell you something if you are reading this, this thing is...
  18. Plexi Memory

    Brownface Princeton Speaker ID help

    Hey all. I am in need of some speaker ID help, and I figured here is the best subforum to post in. I bought a 62 Princeton from a music store sometime last year. Though a previous owner swapped the speaker, it came with the supposed original speaker in a box. Now that I've decided to sell the...
  19. j.doughty

    Mojotone Brownface Deluxe 6G3 Build and a Question?

    I just finished my 1st amp from a Mojotone kit, a Fender Brownface Deluxe. Luckily, I was able to find some good info and pictures on here to help me out, since the Mojotone kit only comes with a layout and a schematic. Especially found @VJF 's post of his build extremely helpful. I do have a...
  20. IceTre

    Brownface Deluxe Owners: What's your Plate Voltage?

    Calling all TGP Brownface Deluxe owners (1961-1962 Fender Deluxe): If you've ever measured your plate voltage when replacing power tubes, what did you measure? And what did you set your bias current to? Have you had a problem with power tubes overheating and shutting down, or static noises...
  21. powerampdrive

    Carr Rambler tubes info thread

    Hello, I've spent the day searching through forums to learn about different power tubes and the Carr Rambler. I know there's quite a bit of info out there and I've learned a bit from the threads here on TGP about options for power tubes, but I'm pretty new to the differences in power tubes so...
  22. Q

    Fender 62' Brownface Super amp speaker/tube requests !

    Hello dear TGP-peeps! For a rather long period of time I've been using this forum to search all kinds of useful information about : gear but today, probably for the first time, I was obliged to create an account and post my own problem. A while ago, I scored '62 Brownface Fender Super amp. It...
  23. W

    Looking for recommendations for a point to point Fender Brownface kits

    I built a couple BYOC amp kits, YEARS ago (BYOC). I had been working guitars out of a shop, and pedals and amps on the side (mostly my own and friends early on, mostly doing Fritz mods and modifying tone stacks). I wanted to try building, decided a kit was the best way to go for the first...
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