1957 Fender Tremolux with two speakers?

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1957 Fender Tremolux with two speakers?

Postby marvso on Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:57 pm

A friend of mine owns a 1957 Fender Tremolux he bought in 1960. Since he has had it its never been modified. But this amp has Two speakers. Did fender produce an amp with two speakers? This amp is of the large cabinet style'
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Re: 1957 Fender Tremolux with two speakers?

Postby stratele52 on Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:33 pm

I have lots of Fender books and catalogs, I see nothing about 2 speakers Tremolux in a combo cab.
With Fender we never know, a special order ? Or it is a mod from the first owner
Pictures will help

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Re: 1957 Fender Tremolux with two speakers?

Postby slider313 on Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:59 pm

Are you sure it's not a tweed Super?
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Re: 1957 Fender Tremolux with two speakers?

Postby stratele52 on Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:38 pm

slider313 wrote:Are you sure it's not a tweed Super?



The name Tremolux is very different than Super, why not Twin ?
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Re: 1957 Fender Tremolux with two speakers?

Postby keithb7 on Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:54 pm

If the amp is indeed a Tremolux, this is very intetesting.

If you could take some photos to post here and share, we could
Help determine exactly what is. A pic of the tear of the amp, the front,
The control panel and tube chart is a great start.
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Re: 1957 Fender Tremolux with two speakers?

Postby Dean Jr. on Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:49 pm

Heheheh.....methinks marvso has ya'll hooked on this one. HE dropped the bait in the water and is watching the action while sitting on the bank, right?
IF marvso is still around and wants to share those photos, there would be some interesting looking to do. IMe, the number of photos that would satisfy me on an amp question like this would probably not fit in this forum. Every detail of such an amp would have to be examined in depth. Beyond the tranny numbers, the speakers' numbers, the pot dates, all solder connections, the tube chart, the serial number, that baffleboard screws, the cabinet wood......One would want to see the staples in the grille cloth, for instance. Yes...teh staples...we got to see those!
IF marvso's friend actually has this amp and the story is accurate...and IF the amp is a factory special, then it deserves to be analyzed by a true Fender amp expert. EVERY Fender amp freak in the world would be excited to see such an amp be documented..by the right people. NO such amp is known to exist....and I will challenge marvso to produce some proof of such an animal. IN other words.....no pics, no amp. I am calling the bluff.... :wink: :cheers:
See, marvso has me hooked now!!!! :lol:
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Re: 1957 Fender Tremolux with two speakers?

Postby stratele52 on Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:56 pm

Dean Jr. wrote:IN other words.....no pics, no amp.
See, marvso has me hooked now!!!! :lol:



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Re: 1957 Fender Tremolux with two speakers?

Postby marvso on Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:59 pm

Yes I am still here. I just need to figure out how to post pictures on here :)
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Re: 1957 Fender Tremolux with two speakers?

Postby stratele52 on Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:04 pm

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Re: 1957 Fender Tremolux with two speakers?

Postby Dean Jr. on Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:07 pm

Hello, marvso. Looking forward to the pics. AS I noted above, it will take some in-depth pics to establish much of anything here.
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Re: 1957 Fender Tremolux with two speakers?

Postby marvso on Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:57 pm

My friend is bringing the amp over again this afternoon. I will take a short video of it and out it on youtube and post link here. Thanks everyone!
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Re: 1957 Fender Tremolux with two speakers?

Postby marvso on Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:22 pm

Here is a youtube link to this amp.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGQB9f3ugSo

The Speaker is dated to be made in 3rd week in January of 1956. My friend has owned this amp since 1960 and its not been modified from the time he got it. If it was modified it had to be between 1957 and 1960
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Re: 1957 Fender Tremolux with two speakers?

Postby stratele52 on Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:07 am

Thank' for the video, but it don't help ; You move too fast and definition are poor when I stop on picture.

We need to see tubes chart.
Close-up inside the cabinet to see baffle / grille cloth / speaker.
Picture inside to see the circuits

I can't say more that is a special order amp or baffle is a mod. Nothing new than we write before. :(
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Re: 1957 Fender Tremolux with two speakers?

Postby stratele52 on Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:14 am

stratele52 wrote:I have lots of Fender books and catalogs, I see nothing about 2 speakers Tremolux in a combo cab.
With Fender we never know, a special order ? Or it is a mod from the first owner
Pictures will help

Lots of Fender expert there;
http://forums.fender.com/viewforum.php?f=12



If you want to hear some experts ?
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Re: 1957 Fender Tremolux with two speakers?

Postby slider313 on Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:20 pm

Someone cut the baffle for the second speaker and cut a hole in the side for the "tweeter". It's that simple. It's not a custom order. I would be concerned with the ohms mismatch and that old output transformer.
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