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Silverface Rebuilds

Silverface Deluxe AFTER re-build

After years of working on silverface Fenders and unlocking the amazing potential that is lying dormant in each and every one, we have are proud to offer a new in-shop service.  FULL SILVERFACE REBUILDS!

We have had more and more customers send in amps with conductive circuitboards!  This seems to be becoming more and more of a problem as the years go by, especially with the silverface amps of the later 70s.  Amps from 1975 and later with the thick wax coating on the boards tend to be especially problematic.  DC voltage on the circuit board itself can cause all types of noise, performance and oscillation issues.

Silverface amps have always been “hidden gems”.  The transformers are second to none, and you have a hand wired Fender amp there! The potential of these amps to sound incredible and rival their blackface relatives is just waiting to be unleashed.  Restoring the circuit to blackface specs and upgrading components makes a huge difference in tone and performance!  However, the SF amps still suffer from poor layout, warped circuit boards, & sloppy wiring, which can cause random oscillation issues that are very difficult to track down.

Original Deluxe Reverb BEFORE re-build

Silverface Deluxe Reverb AFTER re-build

After doing a few full circuit re-builds for some customers with fantastic results, we have decided to offer this silverface upgrade special as a regular in-shop service!  We completely remove the original wax coated circuit board and replace it with a SOLID garrolite board that sits comfortably raised off of the chassis.  We BEEF up the grounding scheme, greatly improving the stability of the circuit. We then relocate certain good components from the original board (such as the tremolo roach).  The rest of the circuit gets completely re-built to blackface specs with the highest quality components!  You have the choice of NOS Allen Bradley resistors, new production carbon comps (with flameproof metal oxide in certain spots), or a mix of both (new and NOS).  A careful selection of Jupiter “vintage tone” series signal caps and other hand picked NOS capacitors will populate your new board, providing unmatched tone and performance.

The customer has two options at this point – to keep the original silverface wiring in place, or to upgrade to real vintage style solid core cloth covered wire!  We re-wire the amp in the true blackface style, even being true to the specific colours used in the original blackface circuits!

What you get back will blow you away!  Most folks can’t believe it’s the same amp.  The improved richness, openness, natural sustain, harmonic content, touch sensitivity, note blossom and creamy overdrive qualities will give ANY blackface or expensive boutique amplifier a run for its money.  Please send us an email to inquire about pricing and current turn-around time.

Original Silverface Deluxe BEFORE re-build