‘65 Blackface 50W S-Reverb Head Amp Kit
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Few amps have rivaled the commanding image and sound of the Super Reverb. An unending list of guitar gods have used this amp over time, including but certainly not limited to, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Robben Ford, Derek Trucks, and Johnny Marr of The Smiths fame. Since its introduction in 1963, the Super Reverb has remained highly sought-after due to its unique tonal qualities and extreme versatility. Having a use on stages of all sizes and in any studio situation, the Mojotone Super Reverb style amp has the potential to handle literally any task at hand.
This amp comes stock with (4) 10” Jensen C10Q speakers that give it its unique growl when pushed and allow it to shine with bell-like brilliance when cleaned up. With more of a “scooped-midrange” sound, the Mojotone Super Reverb allows the low end and high end frequencies to stand out, giving this amp a thick and snappy bottom end with glassy, clear highs. Note separation in chords is outstanding, and leads will cut through any mix appropriately without an undesirable harshness. Side Note : Many bass players have even described the Super Reverb as a perfect bass amp.
Similar to most of the Blackface era amps, the Mojotone Super Reverb style amp offers a normal channel and a vibrato channel, each with two inputs of varying output levels. Although it retains the simplicity that goes hand-in-hand with most Fender circuits, it certainly has no shortage of tonal options. The normal channel consists of a bright switch, volume control, treble, and bass. The vibrato channel offers the same controls as the normal channel but with an added “middle” control as well as reverb level, and controls for the speed and intensity of the tube-driven tremolo. This is a 6L6 amp that sounds magnificent at lower practice levels and at full stage volume.
- Class Type:AB All Tube Amplifier
- Output:~50 Watts
- Bias Type:Fixed with an adjustable potentiometer
- Build Time:~8 hours
- Preamp Tubes:JJ ECC83/12AX7 (4), JJ ECC81/12AT7 (2)
- Output Tube(s):JJ 6L6GC (2)
- Rectifier Tube:JJ 5AR4 / GZ34
- Transformers:Power - BF Super Reverb (MOJO762EX), Output - BF Super Reverb (MOJO774), Choke - for 6L6 Amps (MOJO777), Reverb Driver - (MOJO776)
- Cabinet:Blackface Super Reverb Head Cabinet
- Hardware:Super Reverb Small Parts Kit, Super 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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Ratings & Reviews
Great amp, great tone
Great amp, great tone. The cabinet is a work of art. A very satisfying build.
Yet another excellent kit from Mojotone.
Yet another excellent kit from Mojotone. I use their kits as the "bones" for many of my custom builds and they never disappoint. The Super Reverb kit turned out a result as good as any of the vintage Fenders service, repair and restore.