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Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by homelife88, Feb 22, 2013.
Fender 57 Twin
Just a question is the OP referring to the EC Twinolux or the Blues Deluxe? Or some other?
I have a Victoria 45410, will 4 Celestion Alnico Blue 12" speakers fit in my cabinet
I have a Victoria 45410, too. The answer is no. He custom built that cab slightly oversized to fit the 12s.
Hmm I can see 4 Eminence 10" Red Fangs in my future
:UPDATE: I ended up buying a gently used Twin last night. I paid a little more that I was wanting to, but I still got a pretty good deal, I think. Now it's just the waiting game until it gets here. I'll let you guys know what I think when I get it.
The Twin ri is too high and the Bassman reissue is PCB.
I'd pick the one I wanted and build it or have it built.
Congrats. I hope you like
After reading this I decided to build a LP Twin for one
of my best friends. He always asks to borrow mine and
I know he will love the amp. He is teaching his daughter to
play and she has some talent like pops. I have little time but I will
get it done in time for his new home christening.
I ordered a chassis today to build a 5E8A Twin,
with old stock yellow Astrons. I have Allen Bradley resistors
Sprague Atoms, old stock push-on pre-amp sockets and shields,
and Heyboer transformers, 1960 Concert-pull choke, Hoffman cloth wire,
switchcraft jacks, and I'm going to build it like my original
with the 1 Meg LIN VoL Pots. wowzer
So little time, so much to do.
Dang, you guys are good! Can I be your friend too?
And OP, congrats on the Twin! You made the right choice. Enjoy....
+ 1 for the twin here. However, I'm completely biased. I've never played through a bassman but would love too. I found mine at a guitarcenter. I put the money down as soon as I saw it. It's been gigged hard but man does she sound fantastic. I agree the new prices on these are too high for my blood but the used prices seem very respectable. I picked up mine for $1400. I've seen them on ebay for close to the same.
I think you would have been happy either way. Congrats on the new amp. Pics when you get it would be nice.
All right, guys I have had my twin for a few days now, and all I can really say is WOW!!! And yet, that doesn't even come close to describing the tone... It's just a tone monster at any volume. I haven't really been able to crank it for very long as I just moved into an apartment, and I don't want to make anyone angry (yet), and I'm kind of afraid of knocking something off the wall . It takes pedals well just as any good Fender amp should, although I'm not very happy with the way my Klon sounds through it at low volumes. Could that be because of the design of the Klon nurtures to amps on the verge of breakup? My Boss SD-1 does a great job of getting me where I want to be at manageable volumes, and I've also been toying with the idea of pulling one of the recto tubes and trying it out as well. All-in-all, I'm very pleased that I decided to spend the extra cash and spring for the twin.
Well done! You will not be disappointed in the Twin. You might however need to experiment with OD pedals to use with it.
I got a TS9 and Crowther Hotcake when I had my Bassman and I could never really get them to sound as I wanted them to sound with the Twin. That's why I bought a Lovepedal Les Lius in order to get the cranked tweed tone at reasonable volumes - and it works very well.
I recently bought a reissue TS808 and that sounds better than the TS9 to my ears.
In the meantime, enjoy your amp!
I would not pull any tubes out the amp, the amp is designed for all the tubes to be used together. It would put extra strain on the single rectifier.
If you want earlier breakup in the amp install some 5751 tubes in V1 & V2, and it will be much better than just pulling the one rectifier.
What style of music do you like to play?
They had a 57 Twin RI at our local GC for about a month, I looked at it several times trying to decide, a Clark Piedmont (59 Bassman clone) came available and I snatched it that instant !
The Twin was used and 1399, the clark was used and 1550 including shipping.
To be fair the Clark had the three knob add on Reverb and attenuator installed.
I have forever loved the sound of four ten inch speakers in an amp !
I see my vote brought the poll to a dead heat tie this morning, kinda shows that they are pretty close, Most here would take either for their #1 I'm guessing.
The Jensen P10R reissues are horrible speakers, to my ears. Plasticy, shrill & stiff, never seem to break in.
Things get even more horrible at high volume
It seems there's a new version, in Fender amps at least, being the P10R-F...I hope they fixed the sound on these.
Do yourselves (& your wallet's) a favour, & try the webers sig10 alnico.
There's a youtube of a tweed bassman 5F6-A Marsh amp with these.
That's not true. It doesn't hurt anything.
All you do is rebias and run a 5u4 or 5r4.
You loose some headroom & get some compression.
I run 12ay7's,KT66's,5r4.
He was talking about pull n play, nothing about a re-bias.
Most of these guys don't own a meter or a bias meter tool.
His amp is all set-up to play, it's probably dialed-in perfect now,
it's best for him to just play the amp and enjoy it
instead of experimenting.
If you pull one rectifier tube and not have the proper equipment to
re-tune the amp it's not a good idea.
Not everyone is an amp tech like yourself.
This is a really interesting thread, I wish it wasn't so old now. I've been thinking about this for a while now, I really like the high power twins but I don't really need 80 watts. The low power twin doesn't sound as good (to me) as the hp but the 5f6a Bassman is nearly identical except for being half the wattage. I know the chassis of the Bassman and lp twin are the same size so I'm thinking I'm going to build a 5f6a Bassman from a kit and mount it in a low power twin cabinet which would basically be the same as the CS BassBreakers they made and should sound like a half power 5f8a twin which would be the perfect amp to me. (Ok a Kendrick 5f6a 2x12 with real spring reverb would be the "perfect amp" for me but I can't afford to pay out $3,500.00 right now)
I love Red Fangs, 10 or 12. Did you ever try it?