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This will give you an full and meaty tone which you won’t get using just one channel.

See picture below for example knob settings (using a Bassman).

It was discontinued in 1966 and had no silverface models to follow.

All the narrow-panel tweed, blonde and blackface Tremoluxes are very valuable today with a well-deserved collector status.

A less complicated circuit means fewer things that can go wrong, less component drift issues, it’s easier to service and has less potential for noise problems.

The Tremolux is rarer than the other blackface piggy back amps since it was produced over a shorter period of time.

If you want a cleaner and spankier tone you can replace the V1/V2 12AX7 preamp tube with 5751, 12AT7, or 12AY7.

These tubes have lower voltage gain and different frequency responses, particurlarly when distorting.

You’ll need schematics to implement some of these mods in this page. We usually start with explaining a mod from a functional perspective where we relate to components in the logical schematics diagram.All these things add up to an amp with less volume, less clean headroom and more sag/compression; a more forgiving tone. It feels very much like the blackface Bandmaster, the normal channel of the Vibrolux Reverb and Pro Reverb or the normal channel of the earliest blackface Bassman (AA864).The sound is nice and clean and the tone remains relatively clean when one turns the volume knob.Summary The blackface Fender Tremolux was produced just a few years between 19 and had one circuit model; the blackface Tremolux AA763.In terms of power and clean headroom it is the smallest of all the Fender piggy back amps.

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