Wide panel Tweed Pro Amp. 18W Cathode biased watts of goodness through a Jensen P15N. Built by Eileen. A really wonderful example, very well cared for. I just have too many amps. Have owned this one for ? 30 years (ish). Before that it was lost in a closet way down south. SN 3275 places it in 1952 (per vintageandrare.com list of SN; 2500-3500 was 1952). Fender historian Nic Grabien thinks it may be a '53, so there is that.


Chrome and lettering are in good shape. What looks like a very mild water stain on the bottom, otherwise perfect outside. Original tweed is in good shape, as is the oxblood grill as you can see in pics (both all original) I have included a pic with the asbestos pad to support that point. Wood & corners are all solid. Magnet bell cover has what looks like very old masking tape glue? on it. Might polish off or soak off with something? I never tried.

Techie Stuff:

All original Triad transformers. All US made NOS tubes, octal pre-amp tubes. (REAL) Tung Sol pre-amp tubes, Sylvania 6L6GCs, Philco labelled 5U4GB rectifier. Probably $400 worth of tubes these days! Coupling caps were replaced (by OEI back when this was a customer amp) with a combination of Victoria Amp custom orange drops & Mallory 150 couplers (The original leaky Astrons will be included with the amp) New leather handle (old one disintegrated) Converted to 3-prong cord. (will not revert, pls don't ask) and US made Sprague filter caps. The speaker has been re-coned, by Anthony Van Note at Vintone.

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Listed4 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
  • Pro 5B5 Wide Panel 18-Watt 1x15" Guitar Combo
  • Original Tweed
  • 1952-1953
Made In
  • United States
  • Fender Vintage Tweed Amps
  • Tube
Model Family
  • Fender Pro-Amp
Speaker Configuration
  • 1x15"
  • None
Color Family
  • Yellow

Obsolete Electronics

Redding, CT, United States
Joined Reverb:2015

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