The Vibro '63 (6G16 circuit) is an amp that I've wanted in my line up for a very long time, but couldn't find a way to build it as I wanted.

Until now.

With the help of some great UK businesses, I've managed to put all of the puzzle pieces together and finally get this amp to market.

The Brownface Vibroverb was released by Fender in February 1963, it was based on the same 2x10" platform as the Super model yet with a circuit similar to the Vibrolux. Interestingly, it was the first Fender amplifier to feature onboard Reverb. Following only a few production runs with less than 600 being made, the amplifier was discontinued and replaced with the new Blackface 1x15" Vibroverb. Unsurprisingly then, original amps are very rare and can fetch anywhere up to £6000.

Some collectors consider this to be one of the 'Holy Grail' amps, not only down to it's rarity but also because of it's incredible tone.
With hindsight the Brownface amps are viewed as transitional amplifiers, somewhere between the Tweed and Blackface amps that came before and after. I agree to an extent, yet this amp is so much more and you only have to hear the wonderful Gregor Hilden playing his vast collection of guitars through an original on his YouTube channel to really understand what it's all about it.

I stand behind every amplifier I make. Every Rift amplifier is guaranteed against defects in craftsmanship and components (excluding certain items) for the life of the amplifier (or my life, which ever ends first) as long as it remains in possession of the original owner.

Second hand amplifiers are not supported by the warranty.

Any user modifications or external modifications even by a qualified technician,
abuse and damage beyond normal wear and tear will void this warranty.

  • 35w Power
  • Preamp valves: 6 x 12AX7
  • Power valves: 2 x 6L6GC
  • Rectification: 1 x GZ34
  • 'Rough Brown' Tolex w/Wheat Grille Cloth
  • Reverb and Tremolo
  • Custom Wound Transformers
  • Jupiter Yellow Vintage Tone Capacitors
  • Handwired Circuitry
  • High quality valve sockets, no rattling like the NOS ones
  • WGS G10C speakers
  • Footswitch for Reverb + Tremolo
  • 18.5" x 24" x 9.5"