Gassing for a blackface Fender and I’m stuck please help

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  1. Milspec

    Milspec Friend of Leo's

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    Being a fan of the Marshall, unless you really want a lot of glassy cleans, I would suggest the vintage Bassman Head. A very glassy clean on the non-effects channel and a great thick and gritty tone on the effects channel. Seing as how Marshall basically started out with the Bassman for the design, I think it would most suit your needs.
     
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    I'd look for a brown Princeton. It's like a halfway house between Fender and Marshall. Stock they're simply great - hotter preamp than BF except maybe the very first non-Reverb. Cathodyne PI. Worth putting good glass in.

    A bit pricey but not berserk like BF. Through the stock speaker good breakup at less than earbleed. Through the GA10-SC64 speaker one of these would be brilliant.
     
  3. Chris4189

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    I’m already deaf lol
     
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    Keep in mind that Clone with everything at noon supplies a large level boost ...
     
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  5. Chris4189

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    I have never used one before in my life, not a pedal guy at all and I was impressed with this pedal.
     
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    Oh boy, you are one now...get your mad hatters hat on..
     
  7. Chris4189

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    This past weekend I went to the nearest GC to me and they had a used 65 Princeton reverb and a used 65 twin. I took my own R9 and my Fryette powerstation. The store seemed really dead and they put me in a room and let me have it.

    The Princeton cranked to 10 with the treble and bass sent on 5 was some glorious breakup! The cleans, reverb and trem were exactly what I would picture a fender to be. I had to turn the bass down to about 1 or 2 and still found it a little Flubby. I don’t know if this is due to the little speaker or the humbuckers?

    Ran the twin thru my powerstaion, which is a very transparent attenuator with the amped dimed out and man it was glorious as well! Again, the cleans, reverb and trem were everything i expected a fender to be. Obviously, I played around with the eq and found the bass to be a little flubby in the twin as well not as much but still different then the Marshall’s I’m used to.

    Is this a fender/humbucker thing?

    With the twin volume on 8 and the eq on noon man I was into some serious Toy tone! He ran two twins Y together and later ran them into 4x12 cabs with JBL’s!



    I didn’t leave with either. I’m damn sure tempted to buy both!!
     
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    You need to learn two new words.
    Fender (you knew already)...Rivera Era.
    The prices have held firm for many years.
    They're one of the last sleeper-eras out there that you can find still sleeping.
    $700.00 and you've got a killer amp.
    For Marshall heads, they sound Better than real vintage Fenders.
    They're a little tighter in the ass, a little meaner, a little snottier, a little more direct.
    PERFECT for late 70's hard rock material.

    Rivera Era. That's the ticket Hoss.
     
  9. JohnnyCrash

    JohnnyCrash Doctor of Teleocity

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    VibroChamps are great little amps, but part of the blackface Fender appeal to me is the reverb and tremolo.

    A Deluxe would give you trem and verb.

    Either way, you can’t lose with a bf in your collection.
     
  10. Greg_L

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    In a nutshell, yes. When I'm cranking the snot out of my Deluxe with humbuckers I'm running the bass like at 3 at the most. The louder you go, the less bass knob you want.
     
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    Not sure about the Twin but the stock speaker in the Princeton definitely doesnt handle bass well. Id recommend the Fat jimmy c1025 speaker as replacement.
     
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    Lol @ the title. Stuck? Listen to a brownface. Mwahahahahahaaaaaa!
     
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    Go for a vintage blackface Deluxe reverb. It’s the best of both world; home playing/band practicing and gigging. Not too heavy to carry.
     
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