Fender Vibrolux 1961

The ultimate Mark Knopfler gear database: Fender Vibrolux 1961

Model:Vibrolux (6G11 or 6G11-A)
ca. 1961 (the model was produced from 1961 – 1963)
Serial No.:?
Power:ca. 30 watts from two 6L6 tubes
Speaker:one 12″ speaker, probably Sound City Speaker (= Fane?)
First seen with MK:1977 (recording the first demo tape)
Still in MK’s possession/Last seen:yes


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Read this blog post about the story and details of this amp


More related blog posts:
Mark Knopfler’s brown Fender Vibrolux vs Fender Vibroverb
Gear on one of the first Dire Straits gigs on the Clapham Common bandstand
Amps and Gear on the Dire Straits Bootleg Leeds 1978


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