1957 Fender Vibrolux Jesse Hoff (Lazy J) hot rodded!

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At A Glance:
Model: Vibrolux Model 5F11
Year: 1957
Finish: Tweed
Modifications: see drscription
Repairs: re-tweed

Technology: Valve
Watts: 10
Preamp Valves: 12AX7
Power Valves: 6V6
Channels: 3
Footswitch: Yes
Reverb: Yes, Lazy J Tube Reverb
Tremolo: Yes

    Alongside the Tremolux, the Vibrolux was the first fender amp to offer a tremolo circuit in-built and held a position between student and professional amplifier in the Fender Catalogue. Its 10 watt output offered enough volume for smaller gigs with plenty of the character we’ve come to assiocaiete with twee-era Fender amps.

    The amp has been re-tweeded and then aged slightly so it really looks the part, undoubtedly helped by being used live for a few years. The control panel shows very little corrosion but the decals are still visible. 

    There have been a few modifications carried out on the amp. A new baffle has been fitted for a 12” speaker. That speaker is a Celestion Alnico Blue. The amp has also been serviced with some components a changed to keep it running. The push pull pot removes the negative feedback loop for a more deluxe-like response. A Lazy J tube reverb has also been fitted. The work was all carried out by Jesse Hoff of Lazy J.

    As you’d hope, this amp sounds totally fantastic. All the grit and character you’d want with plenty of volume to cope with a modest drummer (if such a thing exists..). It's always surprising how such a simple circuit can yield so many tones and work so well at various volume levels. This is an amp that has to be played to be believed. 

    These don’t come up for sale very often so grab it before it slips away…


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