NAD- '64 Fender Tremolux

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  1. joeybsyc

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    I had heard these were great amps but really had no idea how good they sounded until I plugged into this one. It's a mid '64, and I sincerely think this is the coolest amp i have ever played through...not sure if it's been recapped, but i know it is quiet as can be and sounds so great clean OR dirty. A tighter sound than my Bandmaster, with earlier breakup while still having that signature Fender blackface tone.

    I use a Hermida Reverb pedal and a cheap OD pedal and this thing just sounds as sweet as can be. It was in great working order when i got it, but cosmetically it was pretty thrashed... Spent the last 2 weekends restoring it, and now I think it looks as pretty as it sounds! I'm not a pro at this stuff but this is my second restoration attempt and i think it turned out pretty well. Figured I'd share a few pics....

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  2. Blue Strat

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    OMG! It looks brand new. Congrats and enjoy!
     
  3. walterw

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    "not a pro", and you've got $%&*#ng original hang tags and store display placards on the thing! :omg

    awesome.
     
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    Very nice job!
     
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    How cool is that?! Very cool! I have an Aug. '64 Tremolux, it's black and what an amp it is. Congrats on yours, that thing looks sweet!
     
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    what did you restore on this amp?
     
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    I have a pair of '65 Tremolux's that are some of my favorite amps. They're what got me into vintage BFF's in the first place. I think they are just the perfect size and sound great.

    Mine are nowhere near as pretty as yours. Great job on the tolex. Enjoy that amp!
     
  9. Timbre Wolf

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    Absolutely beautiful job!!! Congratulations!

    - Thom
     
  10. slider313

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    Wow! It looks great. Care to share your source for the tolex and grillcloth and what glue you used to tack the tolex down?
     
  11. joeybsyc

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    Thanks guys... As I said, I'm not really a pro at this stuff, but I'm a pretty quick learner and have been accused of being a perfectionist. I tried to duplicate the original seams, cuts, etc. and make it look as much like a "new old stock" 60s Fender as I could. I replaced the tolex and chrome trim as needed, as well as the gold sparkle grill cloth. the handles, knobs (except one), faceplate, speakers, and all internals are original right down to the fiberglass insulation. I honestly don't know if the back of the speaker cab was ever off before.

    Most of my supplies came from mojotone.com. It was a fun project I wouldn't mind doing again!
     
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    Wow, amazing job!!

    I have a blonde/blackface 64 that will never leave me; killer amps!
     
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    I love the blonde tremolux amps , i have a 62 white knob and a 64, my go to amps when using a head- cab. All i need is a black head-cab to complete my collection.

    A really nice job done replacing the grill cloth on that one. I've tried without very good results. Its hard to get it tight enough and have the lines straight.
     
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    Very Very nice work!!!!
    That amp is simply stunning
     
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    Thanks everyone! I'm pretty proud of how it came out.
     
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    I have a '67 Vibrolux Reverb I'd like you to put some of your magic on!!

    Seriously, nice work.


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    Thanks!

    Honestly, I'd be down with doing a cosmetic restoration of it if you're serious...
     
  18. TNJ

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    I have alot on my plate right now...but will definitely be in touch.

    :cool:

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