Fender Dual Showman Reverb

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Fender Dual Showman Reverb

Post by swbo101 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:19 am

Does Fender still make these? I always wanted one, they were basically Twin Reverb in just an amp head.
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Re: Fender Dual Showman Reverb

Post by tonedragon » Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:12 pm

I don't think the showman is still in production. Its a high powerd twin type of amp. I think the newest one I saw was a silver face. They are pricey. And I've never recall seeing a reverb version. The twin had reverb. The showman didn't. Try a vintage fender amp forum search. There is one with all the info. Its NOT the fender forum or the FDP. Its a vintage fender sight run by a couple of very knowledge able fender amp gurus...fender guru.com. that's it. Very useful.
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Re: Fender Dual Showman Reverb

Post by eldorado2001 » Mon May 04, 2015 10:57 pm

I believe they were introduced around 1968 when the silverface amps appeared. Our guitar player sold one a couple years ago. I grabbed this photo on Google, not my amp.

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Re: Fender Dual Showman Reverb

Post by kdorsey » Tue May 05, 2015 7:03 am

During the Rivera-era of Fender in the mid '80s, they reissued the Twin as the Twin II in both a combo and a head version. I used to use that head with an old Showman 2x12 cab, like pictured...what a beast! The cab is huge! But the head was a very beefy 105W, so it comes pretty close to a Showman in power. Those are still bringing pretty good money, but they are a little more available than an old Showman.
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Re: Fender Dual Showman Reverb

Post by swbo101 » Fri May 08, 2015 1:14 pm

Thanks for all the info. I completely forgot about the Twin II. I'll keep my eyes open.
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Re: Fender Dual Showman Reverb

Post by RetroRyan » Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:43 am

I remember reading Chuck Berry used these a great deal if I'm not mistaken.

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