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Question About Reverb in Fender Blackface

ked

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Can the amp be operated without the reverb pan being hooked up without damaging the reverb transformer? In other words, does the reverb transformer need a constant load while playing like an output transformer?

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benadrian

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I've never heard of this being an issue. Still, if you're concerned you can safely pull the 12AT7 reverb driver tube and then there will be no load on the transformer primary.
 

67super

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I do it all the time when working on them. That said if there is any potential harm that can occur it would be nice to know.
 

swiveltung

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I do it all the time when working on them. That said if there is any potential harm that can occur it would be nice to know.
Yeah, actually I never thought about it. I've operated BF style amps without reverb tanks for months before...
 






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