schematics for Fender "II" series Rvera-era solid-state amps
"II" series (Rivera-era) Fender amps
Solid State Range
Schematics and Wiring Diagrams

updated 27 Jan 09

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Showman
Montreux
Harvard Reverb II
Yale Reverb II - sorry, manual only
Stage Lead (NEW July 08)
London Reverb (New Dec 08)

If you've got any documentation for the remaining amps - Yale Reverb II, Studio Lead - do email it to me or tell me where I can link to it. Thanks.


A small sample of the amps in this range.... 

amp group photo

l-r front row; Champ II, Super Champ; middle row, Yale Reverb*, Harvard Reverb II*, Princeton Reverb II;
back row, Studio Lead*, Stage Lead*, Deluxe Reverb II (Red indicates valve/tube amps). 


As I look after the website which concentrates on the Princeton Reverb II, I occasionally get requests for schematics for other amps in the Rivera-era Fender range. For two years I couldn't help. But Mark Carson on the FDP, a splendidly helpful chap, sent me several. Others came from other places. So here you are.

This series of guitar amplifiers was built from 1982 to 1986 and are variously referred to as the II series and the Rivera-Era Fenders. I only own a Princeton Reverb II so please don't ask me questions which involve actual hands-on experience of the other amps in the range. I recommend another single-amp site for the Super Champ.

I am trying to track how many of these amps were made. If you have one, please email me with the serial number (Fxxxxxx, stamped into a bright-metal area on the rear of the chassis) and the loudspeaker codes, if any? Thanks very much. In return I will tell you at least the year the amps was made, and maybe a more accurate date. The speaker codes are in white ink on the black-painted metal near the rim of the speaker. Your privacy will be respected and no commercial use will be made of the information. If your amp is being dismantled, please look for a 4-digit code written or printed on the chassis metalwork - that's a code the actual week the amp was built and would really help me a lot. (Remove the capital lettes in the email address)

 SPAMDEFEATaawaugh@btinternet.com


So - without more ado - here are the schematics....
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All the data on this web page is believed good but I can't accept  responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions, or for anything that happens as a result of using these schematics.


links to .gif schematics for the
Montreux - different files for different parts of thee circuit -  please let me know your amp's serial number

The Montreux shared some sections with the London and Showman, so in most cases there is more info and clearer graphics in the London Reverb .pdf file - see the section on the London Reverb ! Note also the mis-spelling of the amp's name in these link url's... they work though...

< style="font-family: helvetica,arial,sans-serif;">Montreux power amp and graphic eq
http://natcade.tripod.com/schems/Fender/Montreaux/rt112b.gif

high voltage and low voltage Power Supply (see London .pdf file for clearer picture, parts list and pcb layout)  < style="font-family: helvetica,arial,sans-serif;">
http://natcade.tripod.com/schems/Fender/Montreaux/rt120.gif

 < style="font-family: helvetica,arial,sans-serif;">logic (see London .pdf file for clearer picture, parts list and pcb layout)
http://natcade.tripod.com/schems/Fender/Montreaux/rt121f.gif

preamp (see London .pdf file for clearer picture, parts list and pcb layout)
http://natcade.tripod.com/schems/Fender/Montreaux/rt121b.gif  < style="font-family: helvetica,arial,sans-serif;">


rectifier board parts list (see London .pdf file for clearer picture, parts list and pcb layout)
http://natcade.tripod.com/schems/Fender/Montreaux/rt117b.html 




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also - here's one pdf for all 5 parts of the Showman, big thanks to b24warbaby on the Fender Discussion Page.

please let me know your amp's serial number

Showman Power amp, 5 band eq, preamp, logic switching, low voltage power supply, AC power supply (pdf file)

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Harvard Reverb II
please let me know your amp's serial number

Parts List
Schematic

Manual (also for Yale Reverb II)  pdf file



Stage Lead
This pdf file kindly supplied July 08 by R.Roberts via the Fender Discussion Page!
Problem; this file opens OK from my hard disk but when I test this web page, Adobe says the file's damaged. It seems uploading it here changes it in some way. Email me (top of this page) with your amp's serial number and I will gladly email you this .pdf, which contains the schematic, the parts list and the pcb layout.

Sep 08 - There is another 'Stage Lead' amp with a different design. The info on offer above is for the made-in-USA amp, not made-in-Japan.  Actually I've got the made-in-Japan schematic too. Email me for it; I don't need the serial number.



London Reverb
This
pdf file
was kindly passed to me by "Willie",  a hugely experienced amp tech in Lawrenceville, GA, USA (www.musicmenders.com) and one of the most helpful guys on the Fender Discussion Page.  It contains the schematic, the parts list and the pcb layouts. Email me (top of this page) with your amp's serial number and I will gladly email you this .pdf. When you get it, you will find this extra info useful... paste this into a notepad now...

page 1 - parts list
page 2 - power amp and eq schematics
(eq also for Showman)
page 3 - preamp schematic (also for Montreux)
page 4 - logic schematic (also for Montreux and Showman)
page 5 - PCB and parts list for unknown section, please work it out and tell me!
page 6 - low voltage rectifier board PCB and parts list (also for Montreux and Showman)
page 7 - front panel (preamp and graphic eq) parts list
page 8 - front panel (preamp and graphic eq) PCB
page 9 -
low voltage and high voltage rectifier schematic inc. power transformer (also for Montreux)
page 10 - PCB and parts list for unknown section, please work it out and tell me!
page 11 - power amp PCB
page 12 - blank



 


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