vintage fender

The author’s Collings D2H rests on his favorite Fender amp combination for acoustic guitar: a Bandmaster Reverb atop a 1x12 extension cab with an Eminence Maverick inside. The amp has a custom-made baffle board with two 8" speakers, so can go it alone for smaller gigs.

Interested in plugging a flattop into your favorite silver- or black-panel beauty? Here’s what you need to know.

Have you ever tried to plug your acoustic guitar into a classic-style Fender amp? There are some hurdles to overcome, and this month I’ll provide some advice on how to get past them. But first, some background.

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DIY Vibrato Shorting Plug for Blackface / Silverface Amps

If you own a vintage Fender amp with reverb and vibrato, you've probably had those moments where you think the vibrato has stopped working, only to realize that you forgot to plug in the footswitch. Luckily, there is an easy way to eliminate the need for a footswitch.

If you own a vintage Fender® amp with reverb and vibrato, you've probably had those moments where you think the vibrato has stopped working only to realize that you forgot to plug in the footswitch. Luckily there is an easy way to eliminate the need for a footswitch. A shorting plug or “dummy" plug can be used instead and these are really easy to make.
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