The Fender Super Reverb is a guitar amplifier made by Fender. It was originally introduced in 1963 and was discontinued in 1982. The Super Reverb was a Fender Super amplifier with built-in reverb and “vibrato” (actually tremolo). The original Super Reverb amplifiers were all-tube designs and featured spring reverb. There were two different designs, distinguishable by the color of the “face” or front control panel. Super Reverbs from 1963 through 1967 had “blackface” panels. From 1968 until its discontinuation in 1982, the Super Reverb had “silverface” cosmetics and circuitry. Early models in 1968, while cosmetically “silverface”, did contain “blackface” circuitry. Fender introduced a reissue ’65 Super Reverb in 2001 featuring a printed circuit board design rather than the hand-wired circuitry of the original ’65 Super Reverb.
The Super Reverb is commonly used by blues guitarists due to its ability to deliver loud, warm tube distortion through its four 10″ speakers. It is also known as having a scooped mids tonality, meaning that there is less midrange and an emphasis of sparkly treble and full, round bass frequencies.