This kit has been assembled following feedback from customers on how impressed they are with the rich warm tone of their amp.The kit is designed for the Fender Deluxe Reverb 65 blackface re-issue and the Fender Deluxe Reverb Silverface ’68 Custom.Tung Sol 12AX7 for the V1 and V2 position as it has such low microphonics and a rich tone One Tung Sol 12AT7W for the reverb drive circuit and again with low microphonics maintains a rich warm reverb sound. This is the pre-amp valve that has the most load on it due to driving the reverb tank and the 12AT7W handles this with no issues.One JJ Electronic 12AT7 for the phase splitter and this is a matched / balanced Three JJ Electronic ECC83S ( the British 12AX7). One is matched / balanced for the splitter position before the output valves Two Electro-Harmonix 6V6GT matched output valves.Not only is there more action in the preamp section, the silverface Bandmaster Reverb also has less attack and less clean headroom in the power amp section due to the tube rectifier.The Bandmaster Reverb head is therefore quite similar to the amps in the Pro Reverb and Vibrolux Reverb, just without the speakers.The Bassman has a slightly bigger output transformer resulting in a firmer tone and more attack.
All will be labelled when you receive the kit so you know which on his which.The blackface Bandmaster is therefore ideal for those who look for a pure Fender clean sound without making ones ears bleed.The blackface and silverface Bandmasters are medium/big sounding amps with a flexible speaker impedance of 4 ohm, allowing anything between one and four speakers (8 ohm each) to be connected via the main and/or external speaker jack.The main difference between these amps and the original amps of the ’60’s and 70’s is that the originals use a 5U4 rectifier and the modern re-issues use a GZ34/5AR4 rectifier. We have carefully selected the following valves for this kit.If you look at the back of the amp V1 is on your left & V9 at the right of the amp.
Summary The Bandmaster came with many different circuits during the blackface and silverface eras.