Fender Tone Master Super Reverb review

This stunning digital recreation of a legendary combo includes superb reverb and tremolo for authentic Fender tone and response without the price – or weight – of an all-valve version

Fender Tone Master Super Reverb
(Image: © Future / Olly Curtis)

Guitar World Verdict

Aimed at pro and amateur players of all levels, it’s a seriously good amp for the money. If you want to experience classic '60s Fender tone and your car has the boot space, we’d say go for it!


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    Best ever Fender black-panel digital model.

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    Authentic tone.

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    Totally consistent.

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    Excellent recording/PA direct output.

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    Great pedal platform.


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    Still a big box to carry around.

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    Plywood cab not solid pine of other Tone Master amps.

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    Hyper-realistic reverb may be too bright for some.

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As one of Fender’s most famous tube amps, the Super Reverb also enjoyed one of the longest unbroken catalogue residencies, arriving in 1963 and staying for nearly 20 years. 

Having survived the CBS silver-panel transition, the Super went through various circuit evolutions for more efficient performance and higher wattage: the original GZ34 rectifier valve was replaced with a 5U4GB then silicon diodes, together with added Normal channel mid control, pull boost and master volume features.

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Nick Guppy

Nick Guppy has been a regular contributor to Guitarist magazine for over 20 years, mostly writing reviews on guitar amps and related products. He built his first valve amplifier at the age of 12 and has since bought, sold and restored many more, with a particular interest in Vox, Selmer, Orange and tweed-era Fenders, alongside Riveras and Mark Series Boogies. When wielding a guitar instead of soldering iron, he’s enjoyed a diverse musical career playing all over the UK, including occasional stints with theatre groups, orchestras and big bands as well as power trios and tributes. His favourite musical genres are ‘anything that’s good’.