Contact

Fender Fender Concert Reissue

April 23rd, 2014

Mic Kaczmarczik’s Fender Concert Reissue Information

Fender Concert Reissue


Fender

Fender Concert Reissue

This directory contains USENET articles Mic has saved about guitars, equipment, pickup, techniques, players, and so on. Mic has graciously granted permission to post the stuff on the JT30 page on the off chance that it might be useful in the context of Blues Harmonica. Mic is not responsible for the content, just the collection.

Fender

Fender Concert Reissue
From tremolu–(at)–ol.com Sun Dec 18 21:18:40 CST 1994
Article: 30551 of alt.guitar
From: tremolu–(at)–ol.com (Tremolux)
Newsgroups: alt.guitar
Subject: Re: Fender Tube Amp Help!!
Date: 18 Dec 1994 20:56:57 -0500
Organization: America Online, Inc. (1-800-827-6364)
Lines: 39
Sender: roo–(at)–ewsbf02.news-fddi.aol.com
Message-ID: <3d2p99$38--(at)--ewsbf02.news-fddi.aol.com>
References: <3csd56$nr--(at)--lavin.uprc.com>
Reply-To: tremolu–(at)–ol.com (Tremolux)


A bit of historical note. The original Fender Concert was produced in the
early 60s. It was almost identical to the later Super Reverb amps, except
it did not have reverb, and used a solid state rectifier. These were
pretty good amps, if you could either live without the reverb or used an
external unit. They were discontinued in the 60s.


The more modern Concert from the 80s was designed by Paul Rivera. I have
one, and I speak from personal experience. The clean tone channel sounds
somewhat dead and dull, and the high-gain channel sounds buzzy and muddy.
The problem is that the lead dress and component layout in those amps is
really shitty, and in order to keep the damn thing from oscillating, they
had to connect capacitors from the plate to cathode of several preamp
tubes. This kills tone. Secondly, Paul, for some dumb reason, put all
the high gain after the tone controls, so the generated distortion is not
really equalized. The result is just not happening. They were available
in a 1 x 12, a 2 x 10 and a 4 x 10. They are loud as hell. The thing
uses 12AX7/7025 tubes everywhere EXCEPT the phase inverter and the reverb
pan driver, where a 12AT7 is used. In Fender tradition, the outputs were
6L6GC and it used solid state rectification.


I do NOT believe the new version Concert is the same amp. The NEW Concert
is the same electrically as the new Super. The 80s Concert was NEVER very
popular, so the “popular demand” is questionable.


Regarding Groove Tubes, you should read any of the numerous previous posts
on this issue. They are definitely NOT worth the money!!! Bullshit!!!
The GT 6L6B is actually the Sovtek 5881. The GT 6L6OS “Old Style” is a
NOS GE 6L6GC (a REAL 6L6). Forget the Chinese shit, it sounds bad, blows
up, puts out lower power (as does the Sovtek), and dosn’t last nearly as
long. GT prices are through the roof. Since you can buy the SAME damn
tubes from Antique for far less money, it only makes sense to save the
dough. Antique sells matched pairs (they have both the Rissian 5881s as
well as the GEs), and they will guarantee them. Don’t waste your money
with GT. Don’t fall for their marketing hype.


Please feel free to email me axs well, since I won’t bullshit you, and I
have one of the amps.


Regards.





 

Index:

1974 prices
3 Spring Reverb Tanks
3 Wire Cord installation
5R4 not enough current
5V4 in BF Deluxe
6550s in Super
68 Princeton Rectifier
68 Super Reverb
6L6 in Champ Again
6L6 in Deluxe LV
6L6 in Deluxe Reverb
6SC7 to 12AX7
6V6 In 6L6 Amp Test
6V6 in Showman Test
6V6s in Super
AA vs AB 763
AA763 vs AB763
Alternative Switches
Bad Fender Mods
Bandmaster Cathode Bias
Bassman 10 info
Bassman Head Running 2ohms
Beef Up Tweed Champ
Birth of Fender Reverb
Blackface Cabinet Dates
Blackface Pro
Blame UL
Blues Deluxe review
Brown Bassman Transformers
Brownface Trem Pulse
Brownface Tremolux Cabinets
CBS Deluxe Reverb Changes
Champ 8ohms
Champ problems
Champ speakers
Champ Transformers
Choke Specs
Clean Ckt Board
Concert Head Footswitch
Dead Amp Checkout
Deluxe Cathode Bias Mod
Deluxe reissue vs original
Deluxe Tweed vs BF
Design Eras
Detailed AB568 test
diy
Dr Z Harp Amp Mods
Early Blackfacing
Ed Jahns Xformers
Eyelet Board Problems
Faceplate Restoration
Factory Mistakes
Fender 6V6 Overvoltage
Fender AA568 circuit
Fender Alternative Footswitches
Fender Amp Covering
Fender Amp Dating
Fender amp tremolo
Fender Amp Tremolos
Fender bad Supers
Fender BF Bassman mods
Fender BF SF changes
Fender Bias Pot Failures
Fender Bias Schemes
Fender Blackface
Fender Blues Deluxe Settings
Fender brownface topology
Fender Cap Replacements
Fender Channel Coupling Caps
Fender Combo Reverb trick
Fender Concert Reissue
Fender Concert Tremolo
Fender Correct Tubes
Fender coupling caps
Fender decrease reverb mix
Fender Deluxe Power Trans
Fender Deluxe reissue
Fender diodes
Fender Ext Spkr Jack
Fender Grill Cloth
Fender ID circuits
Fender Input Jacks
Fender Midrange Knob
Fender neg feedback
Fender Normal Channel
Fender replacement parts
Fender Reverb Both Channels
Fender Reverb FX loop
Fender Reverb Reissue
Fender Reverb Transformer
Fender RI Reverb mods
Fender RI Reverb Tube
Fender RI Reverb Tweaks
Fender SF vs BF
Fender Silverface facts
Fender speaker recs
Fender Super 60 price
Fender Super pricing
Fender SuperChamps
Fender The Twin
Fender tone circuit boost
Fender Tone Circuit
Fender Tone Circuits
Fender Transformer Codes
Fender Treble Caps
Fender Tube Chart Dates
Fender Vib Rev Pedal
Fender vibrato pot
Fender Vibrato Ticking
Fender Vibro King circuit
Fender Vibrolux RI review
Fender VibroVerb
Fender Was Dumb
fender
Footswitch specs
Grid Blocking
Homebrew Vibroverb
Invert normal channel
Knob Changes
More Pro Reverb
Narrow Deluxe Chassis
No 5R4s
Normal Channel Delay
PA 100
Pot Tapers
Princeton Adjustable Bias
Princeton driver mods
Princeton Mods
Princeton PI Headroom
Princeton PI Heater Cathode v
Princeton PI Mod Layout
Princeton Reverb Power
Princeton Reverb Tweaks
Princeton tone bypass
Princeton Vs Deluxe
Princeton with 5881s
Pro Reverb baffles
Pro Reverb History
Pro Reverb Orig Speakers
Pro Reverb Parts
Pro Reverb Questions
Pro Reverb Speakers
Pro with a 15
Proper Blackfacing
Pull Boost Failures
Red Knob Twin problems
Reduce Champ Screen Voltage
Replacing Glued Baffles
Restoring Grille Cloth
Reverb Amp Effects Loop
Reverb Fixes
Reverb Pan Bottom
Reverb Trans Specs
Reverb Unit Mods Page
RI Bassman Mods
Rivera Designed Fenders
Scrape Vibrato Pot
Screen Resistors
SF Deluxe mods
SF Deluxe Reverb Questions
SF Reverb Cathode Resistor
SF Vibrolux Changes
Shielding Plate Problems
Showman vs Twin
Silverface Changes
Silverface Pro Reverbs
Small Trannys Sometimes Better
Super Champ 6C10
Super Molestation
Super Too Much Bass
Tolex Repairs
Tremolo Tick Tips
Tweed Champ Filter Caps
Tweed Deluxe Bypass Cap
Tweed Deluxe Transformers
Tweed Twins
Twin Reverb History
Twin Reverb overdrive
Twin Reverb Variants
Vibrato Click Fixes
Vibrato Tick Svc Bltn 9
Vibro King fat switch
Vibro King info
Vibroverb tone
What is Hi Pot
What Makes Fender Sound
What Was Ice Cube
Why 68K Input Resistors
Why No More Cloth Wire
Why Silverface Changes

micK pages
Amps
Caps
Circuits
D-I-Y
Effects
Fender
Guitars
Q & A
Speakers
Tubes
Vendors

 

Premier Gallery A Blues Harp Player's Guide to Amplifiers
Silvertone & Harmony Amp Gallery Masco Gallery
Twin 8 Project Lectrolab Gallery
Gibson Schematics Stalking the Wild Premier
Harp Amp Secrets and Tips by Gerald Weber 2001 Auburn Guitar Show Pictures
2001 Saratoga Springs Guitar Show 2001 South Jersey Guitar Show
Transformer Specs 2003 Auburn Guitar Show
Lectrolab R800 Project Epiphone Valve Junior Review
Harpin Help 2001 Fall Philly Guitar Show
Little Charlie and the Night Cats Gary Primich at Isabels
90.5 "the Night" 6th Annual Guitar Show Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets Feb 22, 2003
Mic Kaczmarczik's USENET Articles
Circuits Guitars
Fender Amps Tubes
DIY (do it yourself) Caps
qanda (Questions and Answers) Speakers
Vendors Effects

On Ebay