1961-1963 Twin

(Blonde Twin)

1960 Twin

1961 Twin (w/ JBLs)

Year:

1961-1963

Model:

Twin

Model No:

6G8, 6G8-A

Config:

Combo

Control Panel:

Brown forward facing w/ white screened labels, controls numbered 1-10

Front Conrol Layout:

Normal: In, In, Vol, Treb, Bass - Vibrato: In, In, Vol, Treb, Bass, Speed, Intensity - Presense - Pilot Lamp

Rear Conrol Layout:

Ground Sw, Fuse (3A), Power Sw, Standby Sw, Speaker Jack, Ex. Speaker Jack, Vibrato Jack

Knobs:

White round

Cabinet:

19" x 27½" x 10¼" (48.3 x 69.9 x 26 cm)

Cab Covering:

White Tolex

Cab Hardware:

Brown plastic "Fender" (61-63) or black strap (late 63) handle, 5½" chassis straps, 16" tilt-back legs, corner protectors, glides

Grille:

Maroon (61-62) or wheat (63) grille cloth

Logo:

Grille mounted, flat, chrome & black script "Fender"

Weight:

66 lbs. (29.9 Kg)

Speakers/Load:

2 x 12"/4 ohms (8 ohms each in parallel)

Speaker Model:

Jensen P12N or Oxford 12M6

Effects:

Tremolo

Output:

80-100 Watts

Preamp:

Normal: 7025
Briht: 7025

Power:

5G8: 4 x 6L6GC
5G8-A: 4 x 5881

Bias:

Fixed Bias, nonadjustable

Rectifier:

Solid State

Phase Inverter:

7025 (long tailed)

Other:

Tremolo: 6G8: 2½ x 7025 (harmonic vibrato)
   6G8-A: 12AX7, ½ 12AX7 and a 7025 (harmonic vibrato)

Comments:

  • There are rumors of a brown Twin Amp, but these if they exist were probably prototypes.
  • The tremolo circuit left ½ a dual triode (12AX7 or 7025) unused.


6G8 Schematic
6G8 Chassis Layout
6G8-A Schematic
6G8-A Chassis Layout
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