Bob M. wrote:
The footswitch used for the Rivera-era Fender amps (Princeton II, Super Champ, Concert, Twin Reverb II, Deluxe Reverb II, Fender 75, Fender 140) is unique and hard to find these days. I recently bought a Rivera-era amp online from a music store but it didn't have the footswitch with it which really limits the amps' utility. The store contends that the footswitch never came with these amps when brand new but was an extra accessory had to be bought separately. That doesn't seem right to me.
Did anyone out there buy a Rivera-era Fender amp brand new and, if so, was the footswitch included or did you have to buy it separately as an extra accessory? How about those that have been at Fender for a long time, or ones able to research this at Fender? Do you know the correct answer to my question?
Of course, a music store can say anything to make a sale but they seem to try to position themselves as helpful, honest and pro-customer but I'm thinking it's really another 'buyer beware' store in sheep's clothing with a soft-sell rap.
Thanks for your time,
I did buy a brand new Fender Twin Reverb II in the 80's and the footswitch is optional. However, this was in the day of brick and mortar shops and in the negotiating, the store threw in the cover and the footswitch. But if you look at Fender documentation, the footswitch is an optional item.