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Fender Vintage Reissue '63 Reverb Unit   

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The '63 Fender Reverb is a replica of the original 1963 Fender tube reverb standalone unit. Features a solid steel welded chassis and all-tube circui...Click To Read More About This Product

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The outboard all-tube reverb unit that set the standard.

The '63 Fender Reverb is a replica of the original 1963 Fender tube reverb standalone unit. Features a solid steel welded chassis and all-tube circuitry. Includes dwell, mix, and tune control. Fender '63 Reverb is brown with tan grille cloth.

FEATURES
  • 6V6 Groove Tube
  • 12AX7 preamp tube
  • 12AT7 tube
  • Dwell, Mix, Tone controls
  • On/Off footswitch included
  • 10-1/2"H x 18-7/8"W x 7-1/2"D
  • 13 lbs.
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FenderVintage Reissue '63 Reverb Unit
 
4.0

(based on 14 reviews)

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63 Reissue

If you want "verb" this is where to get it. Don't be fooled by bad reviews. This unit with a little tweaking (NOS TUBES!!) will out preform the...Read complete review

If you want "verb" this is where to get it. Don't be fooled by bad reviews. This unit with a little tweaking (NOS TUBES!!) will out preform the originals. If you have a Fender amp w/o reverb don't look anywhere else. This is the perfect companion for your blackflace combo!

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Sounds great but poorly built

This reverb sounds fantastic. There is no denying it. It is the only spring reverb out there for you purists (which I am one). The problem is the quality. I have been...Read complete review

This reverb sounds fantastic. There is no denying it. It is the only spring reverb out there for you purists (which I am one). The problem is the quality. I have been using one for years. Our drummer owned one and was kind enough to let me use it. When he purchased his, it immediately broke. There was some part inside that had been wound too tightly when it was made (sorry, I can't remember what the part was.) But he had it fixed and it worked fine. So, I decided to get my own because I wanted a true spring reverb for my voxAC50. The first one I got would only work about 20% of the time. The second one would not work at all. I called Fender and their only explanation was it was "weird" that I would get 2 defective units. Hmm. Maybe so. Bottom line friends, it sounds terrific but it is poorly constructed (hecho en Mexico). Don't expect it to last without having to dump even more cash into it for repairs. A better way to go is the Holiest Grail by Electro Harmonix. I know, I know, it isn't a true 'spring' reverb. But it's more versatile, well built, and it sounds AWESOME.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

63 Reissue

By DualShowman

from Toronto Ontario

Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '63 Reverb Unit:

If you want "verb" this is where to get it. Don't be fooled by bad reviews. This unit with a little tweaking (NOS TUBES!!) will out preform the originals. If you have a Fender amp w/o reverb don't look anywhere else. This is the perfect companion for your blackflace combo!

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

blessed to those who wait

By Riggsvilleguitarguy

from woods of Arkansaw

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Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '63 Reverb Unit:

Having had a bad experience with the first one, straight out of the box, having NO reverb and an annoying hum frustration was setting in. This company is second to no one in customer service. The return was handled with minimum hassle. My luck was that it was out of stock and a lengthy backorder was imminent. Maybe G** didn't really want me to have one of these things after all. We'll, it finally came and a little sooner than expected. I think they kicked up the batch a notch because they got tired of me calling so often wondering when it was going to be there. I have to say that tonewise it is reminescent of the old "brown face" Vibroverbs. It also has that vintage look to boot. I am totally happy with this unit. I am ordering a cover for it today.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Real Deal

By FenderBoy-FvF7D

from New York

Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '63 Reverb Unit:

If you are looking for the surf vibe, you need an outboard tank like this. It sounds great out of the box or will sound even better with a NOS tube swap. I never had any problems with mine, no malfunctions.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

No Joke

By Captian Reverb

from Toronto

Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '63 Reverb Unit:

I own an original and the reissue, after replacing the tubes and the mix capacitor, I benched the two together and honestly it's very hard to distinguish the difference. This will make any rig sound better. I personally use it with a 67 dual showman and a 2x15 cab, which is THE "Dick Dale" sound formula (along with a strat). If you do get a lemon (which can happen) take it back for a new one.

(2 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

FENDER 63 REISSUE REVERB UNIT

By jay-orv6y

from Riverside, Ca

Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '63 Reverb Unit:

The FENDER 63 REISSUE REVERB UNIT is not really the best reverb for surf music like Dick Dales style of music. You can crank the whole unit up and not get a dick dale sound out of it. Now if your amp has reverb on it, and you crank that up with the unit all the way up. You might get a ok sound. Now if you want the best Dick Dale, surf, reverb sound, get a FENDER VIBRO KING. BEST REVERB SOUND THAT YOU WELL EVER FIND. TRUST ME price is high but its worth it. But if you want a small reverb sound, i would get this item.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great unit

By david

from New York, NY

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Great Reverb Sound
  • Responsive

Cons

  • Bad Setup Instructions

Best Uses

    Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '63 Reverb Unit:

    Re setup-loosen the screws on the metal clip (which holds tank steady during transport) in order to move it off of the reverb tank.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Back to the Future

    By Coochmonger

    from Freedom, CA

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '63 Reverb Unit:

      This is the real deal. There is nothing comparable on the market for the 50s, 60s Dick Dale, Surf, etc., reverb sound. This is one of my favorite pieces of equipment, from the vintage Fender appearance to the great tones. I have used it at two gigs. No problems. I do recommend replacing tubes with old stock, vintage tubes. This will take away any hint of tinniness. At higher settings, you get that Surf sound; lower settings for Blues, etc. Rated down only because of rather high cost.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Near Perfect Reverb!

      By casinoman-dk9Uo

      from Omaha, NE

      Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '63 Reverb Unit:

      Great sounding reverb, but a little expensive. Problem is, very few do it this well!

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Sounds great but poorly built

      By WilliamScent

      from TEXAS

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      Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '63 Reverb Unit:

      This reverb sounds fantastic. There is no denying it. It is the only spring reverb out there for you purists (which I am one). The problem is the quality. I have been using one for years. Our drummer owned one and was kind enough to let me use it. When he purchased his, it immediately broke. There was some part inside that had been wound too tightly when it was made (sorry, I can't remember what the part was.) But he had it fixed and it worked fine. So, I decided to get my own because I wanted a true spring reverb for my voxAC50. The first one I got would only work about 20% of the time. The second one would not work at all. I called Fender and their only explanation was it was "weird" that I would get 2 defective units. Hmm. Maybe so. Bottom line friends, it sounds terrific but it is poorly constructed (hecho en Mexico). Don't expect it to last without having to dump even more cash into it for repairs. A better way to go is the Holiest Grail by Electro Harmonix. I know, I know, it isn't a true 'spring' reverb. But it's more versatile, well built, and it sounds AWESOME.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Fender 63 reverb re-issue

      By Kynyrd

      from Manteca, CA

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      Comments about Fender Vintage Reissue '63 Reverb Unit:

      I have had one of these for several years now and have never had any problems with it. I found an old GE tube at the bottom of my deluxe reverb and put it in this reverb unit and it made a huge difference. However it did not sound as good as a vintage black one I had played back in the late 60's. I finally had my local amp guy hand re-wire it completely and replaced the 2-spring tank with a 3-spring and am extremely happy with it. It is worh having them re-wired in my opinion.

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