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Brought my SF twin out of mothballs last week

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by sandman72202, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. been playing my twin off and on all week with my other amps, ive had the twin almost the longest
    my main amps

    Lil' Dawg deluxe with a little bigger OP section going through a jensen P15
    with that i have a matching jbl D130 i run with it

    kalamazoo reverb 12 with a vintage jensen 10 in it

    the more i play them all and a/b them
    i'm wondering why i ever bought an amp after the twin.
    the others sound great.....but the twin...even in a small room and turned low....just has a presence that the others can;t touch.
    it fills the room and is so touch sensitive.

    the more i play it the more i feel its the best amp i've ever played

    never gonna get rid of that thing

    Merry Christmas all

    :)
     
  2. robt57

    robt57 Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    59
    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    "i'm wondering why i ever bought an amp after the twin."

    weight ?
     
  3. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 17, 2003
    Fort Collins, CO
    Even if you're a bit of a bodybuilder, a Twin has some serious weight. They sure sound good though!
     
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  5. onlybrowning

    onlybrowning Tele-Meister

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    Aug 2, 2009
    NY
    If you are a bit of a bodybuilder it is still heavy, but if you carry a handtruck in your cargo shorts it ain't too bad.

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  6. well..the twin stays at home....and im not gigging with it except for here....we do record sometimes
    but just soundwise....its the best sounding thing in the house....and we have a large variety between the two of us
     
  7. Middleman

    Middleman Friend of Leo's

    Aug 29, 2007
    MV, CA
    I have an 81 Vibrolux that I feel the same way about.
     
  8. jh45gun

    jh45gun Banned

    Age:
    64
    Jan 20, 2006
    Northern WI Gods Country!
    A cart saves your back and why would any one leave their best sounding amp at home when you want to sound your best gigging. The Twin has a bad rap with this weight BS. I have posted the weights before and even a Bandit is well over 40 pounds. Other amps are heavier than the Twin yet only amp I see complaints about is the twin which is just nuts.
     
  9. gatimberframer

    gatimberframer Tele-Meister

    257
    Feb 15, 2010
    Georgia

    That's funny -- I have a 75 or 6 TR that I feel the same way about. Dad-gum that twin sounds good. I keep coming back to it and wondering why I left.
     
  10. twangplank

    twangplank Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    42
    May 29, 2010
    Valliant Okla
    I'm no body builder but I loooooove twins! The amp that is.

    I had a 74 with jbls that was fantastic and I'm wondering why I sold it. I agree it just filled the stage in a way no other fender amp does. And our bass player kind of is a bodybuilder.

    Its heavy but our subs aren't light and we use FOUR OF THEM on outdoor gigs. Our mains are also very heavy and we also have FOUR OF THEM!!! And we complain about one amp. I wish I had it back strictly for gigs and use my deluxe for grab n go situations.
     
  11. Jazzerstang

    Jazzerstang Tele-Afflicted

    yeah, havn't played with my silverface twin (71) in a while. Just too loud sometimes. You are inspiring me Sandman!
     
  12. adjason

    adjason Friend of Leo's

    Jan 9, 2010
    virginia
    oh yeah i love my 1976 one...I keep thinking these are the standard in the industry for a reason-even if the old guys got too old to carry them.
     
  13. jh45gun

    jh45gun Banned

    Age:
    64
    Jan 20, 2006
    Northern WI Gods Country!
    I am hitting darn near 60 and I still can manage my PA 100 head (Think Dual Showman Reverb) and a 2x10 Cab that has really heavy Magnet EV speakers in it. Just the cab weighs more than most combos. The tens are rated at 300 watts for each speaker so the cab theoretically is good for 600 watts. ;)
     
  14. BobbyZ

    BobbyZ Poster Extraordinaire

    Jan 12, 2011
    Snellman MN
    Dang you guys ! All this TR love making me thing I need another one.
    I'm just waiting for a black face, near home for 350 bucks. Maybe even through in an Ampeg GV-22 for trade. (it's got Pyle Drivers!)

    Hey I'm a cheap SOB with too dam many amps already.
     
  15. umasstele

    umasstele Tele-Afflicted

    Agreed 100%....not to be a troll, but it seems ANYTIME anybody mentions a twin people who don't gig with them are the only ones to respond, and immediately fill the thread with "its too heavy you're crazy" posts

    Glad to see it didn't happen this time!

    Go twin reverb!
     
  16. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 17, 2003
    Fort Collins, CO
    Hey, I have a DSR head and a 2 x 12" with JBL's. I wish I had it in a combo cab and another Twin to run in stereo. I'd still ***** about the weight, though. My Boogie MK I RI with an EVM and a hardwood cab weighs more.
     
  17. JDRNoPro

    JDRNoPro Friend of Leo's

    Aug 13, 2007
    ME
    I've gone through the same thing as the OP with my SFSR. Love all the others but could probably be entirely happy with just that one.
     
  18. Controller

    Controller Friend of Leo's

    Jun 11, 2010
    Montana
    And if you are a bit of a bodybuilder, be very careful about what order people get off the elevator! :p
     
  19. zoppotrump

    zoppotrump Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 12, 2005
    nuernberg, germany
    i´m not a bodybuilder too, but since i bought my 72 SFTR, i gig it constantly = times a month and a good flightcase with decent big rolls is as good as a handcart.
     
  20. FrankB

    FrankB Tele-Holic

    908
    Mar 21, 2006
    Havertown, PA. U.S.A.
    I went back to using my blackpanel bassman ten... it has wheels.. but the weight wasn't as anoying as not having tone...
     
  21. KBing

    KBing Tele-Meister

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    Oct 21, 2009
    NJ (Exit 4)
    Ditto to what others are saying about wondering why they ever moved on from a TR. I have an original '65 Blackface that has JBL K120's the previous owner put in it. Way heavy but..."there is nothing that sounds like a Twin..."
     
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