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Fender Bandmaster Reverb

AA568 included a major change to the bias section of the power amp which was poorly received so Fender changed the model design to the AA1069 but kept much of the disliked circuitry. The aluminum trim was deleted from cabinets when the AA1069 model appeared in 1970. In 1970 a grounded AC plug and three-position ground switch were added to the rear panel.

Make and model Fender - Bandmaster (Reverb)
Power (Watt) 40 W
Type Combo
Channels 1
Power lamps 2 x 6L6GC
Preamp lamps 3 x 12AX7
Rectifier Tube
Tube type 5U4GB
Effect loop No
Effects Yes
Reverb Yes
Impedance 4
Size 330 x 635 x 241
Weight 53.1


Year:    1968-1980
Model: Bandmaster Reverb

  • Model No:    TFC-5005D
  • Circuit:    AA768, AA1069, AA270
  • Config:    Piggy-back
  • Control Panel:    Silver forward facing w/ blue labels
  • Front Conrol Layout:    Normal: In, In, Bright Sw, Vol, Treb, Bass – Vibrato: In, In, Bright Sw, Vol, Treb, Mid, Bass, Speed, Intensity, Reverb – Master Vol (76-80) – Pilot Lamp
  • Rear Conrol Layout:     AC Outlet, Ground Sw, Fuse (2A), Power Sw, Standby Sw, Speaker Jack, Ex. Speaker Jack, Vibrato Jack, Reverb Jack, Reverb Out, Reverb In
  • Knobs:    Black skirted w/ chrome center, numbered 1 – 10
  • Head/Cab Grille:    Blue sparkle grille cloth w/ aluminum frame (68-69), w/o aluminum frame (70-80)
  • Logo:    Grille mounted, raised, chrome & black script “Fender” w/ tail(68-75) or “Fender®” w/o tail (76-80) (head and cab)
  • Bias: Fixed Bias, adjustment pot

The Fender Bandmaster Reverb was an amplifier made by Fender, essentially a Silverface Bandmaster piggyback head with built-in reverb and vibrato. It was introduced in 1968 and was discontinued in 1980. Master volume models with “pull boost” tone circuit and a Mid control knob for the Normal channel were introduced during the “tailless” amp decal period in the mid-1970s. [1] The amp was reissued in 2009 as the Band-Master VM (Vintage Modified series), and features the characteristics of the original, retaining the tube driven preamp and output, but with a solid state rectifier and digital effects processor.

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