Fender Super 60

Discussion in 'Amps/Cabs Tech Corner: Amplifier, Cab & Speakers' started by jcarpenter, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. jcarpenter

    jcarpenter Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,665
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2008
    Location:
    Philadelphia Area
    The reverb on this thing is solid state with a spring tank but uses a chip. Similar to a Blues Jr.? Anyhow the chip is damaged I bought this combo for 150$ and the seller was upfront about the amp being dropped years ago. Since this amp is out of production and has been since the early 90's is this reverb fixable? Is it easy to find and replace a new chip to get the reverb working again?

    For 150.00 cash I thought it would be a good project. Amp works fine pots are scratchy but the presence control doesn't work at all but overall a good find. My goal is to build a custom head cab made of pine, change the caps, tubes, replace some pots etc. I thought when I bought it (the reverb is probably an easy fix) it may not be. It's not the end of the world but it would be nice to get that verb working. Can anybody point me in the right direction to order a new chip that is a match or compatable?
     
  2. Tone_Terrific

    Tone_Terrific Member

    Messages:
    25,066
    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2004
    Location:
    Canada-GTA
    If you bang the cab does the rvb boing?
    If you run the rvb out into another amp or something, can you hear the signal?
     
  3. pdf64

    pdf64 Member

    Messages:
    5,150
    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2008
    Location:
    Staffordshire, UK.
  4. jcarpenter

    jcarpenter Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,665
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2008
    Location:
    Philadelphia Area
    Thing is the previous owner told me that the chip was damaged and no longer makes the connection. I can't do any tests at the moment since my amp is at my father inlaws house for meausurements to make a custom head cab.
     
  5. jcarpenter

    jcarpenter Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,665
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2008
    Location:
    Philadelphia Area
    Thanks for the info at least now know what I need if I need it. Thanks!
     
  6. pdf64

    pdf64 Member

    Messages:
    5,150
    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2008
    Location:
    Staffordshire, UK.
    Replacement pots may be tricky to source, you'll probably need to scour the specialist suppliers sites.
    A good soldering technique is required to avoid damage, eg pads becoming detached, when working on these PCBs.
     
  7. jcarpenter

    jcarpenter Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,665
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2008
    Location:
    Philadelphia Area
    I have a great amp tech in Freehold NJ. Perhaps I should just take it to him. Harry defenatly has the soldering skills.
     
  8. pdf64

    pdf64 Member

    Messages:
    5,150
    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2008
    Location:
    Staffordshire, UK.
    That seems a good plan.
     

Share This Page