Blackface Twin Reverb® Style Amplifier Kit
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Considered by some the holy grail of Fender-designed amplifiers, the Twin Reverb was an 85-watt tone machine. Originally introduced in 1952, the Twin amp has undergone a number of revisions and circuit changes -- the Mojotone Twin Reverb style amp mirrors the AB763 circuit produced between 1963 and 1967. Throughout history, this amp has been used on countless recordings. It was even so widely used that many of us here at Mojotone didn’t even realize some of the incredible artists that had used them! To mention just a few, Mike Bloomfield, James Burton (guitarist for Elvis Presley, John Denver and Ricky Nelson), Kurt Cobain, Steve Howe, and even John Lennon and George Harrison all used Twin Reverb amps. These amps were responsible for some of the most iconic guitar sounds, and recordings ever produced.
The Mojotone Twin Reverb style amp is 85 watts of all-tube-driven class AB glory. It pairs well with (2) Jensen C12N 50 watt speakers. The combination of these two classic high-powered speakers and (4) JJ Electronic 6L6 power tubes gives the Mojotone Twin Reverb style amp a mountain of clean headroom, allowing users to run their favorite pedals through the amp at any given volume and still sound like an absolute pro. Thick and meaty low end fills out the character of the guitar tone while still exhibiting clear and pleasant highs that don’t pierce the listener’s ear. For those who want to feel the supreme ruling power of the Mojotone Twin Reverb style amp, there is an extension speaker output on the backpanel of the amp. As always, you can swap out the 12” speakers to those of lower power handling, to give the amp an earlier breakup and a throatier tone.
- Class Type: AB All Tube Amplifier
- Output: ~85 Watts
- Circuit: AB763
- Bias Type: Fixed with an adjustable potentiometer
- Build Time: ~8 hours
- Preamp Tubes: ECC83/12AX7 (4), ECC81/12AT7 (2)
- Output Tube(s): 6L6GC (4)
- Rectifier Tube: None - Solid-state Rectified
- Transformers: Power - BF Twin Reverb (MOJO7763EX), Output - BF Twin Reverb (MOJO775), Choke - for 6L6 Amps (MOJO777), Reverb Driver - (MOJO776)
- Hardware: Twin Reverb Small Parts Kit, Twin Reverb Chassis, Large Cap Pan, Front & Rear Faceplates, Fender style 2-button Footswitch, 4AB3C1B Reverb Tank, Black Tolex Reverb Bag, Vintage Reverb Wire Kit, 10' Install Power Cord
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Mojotone Blackface Twin Reverb Schematic