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What's Your Favorite Current Production Fender Amp?

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Whoa Tele, Jun 3, 2018.

  1. Blue Bill

    Blue Bill Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 15, 2014
    Maine
    Princeton is too small
    Twin is too big
    DR is just right.
     
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  2. blakestree

    blakestree Tele-Meister

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    Nov 21, 2014
    Savannah, GA USA
    Of the ones I've played, '68 Custom Princeton Reverb.
     

  3. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Jan 8, 2008
    Coral Springs, FL
    Yeah, the Twin is too big.

    Which is why I'm dying to get one again.
     
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  4. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    :thumbsup:

    Nothing exceeds like excess.
     
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  5. Dan Spiffy Neuman

    Dan Spiffy Neuman Tele-Holic

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    Madison, WI

  6. Donny Osmond fan

    Donny Osmond fan Tele-Meister

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  7. DonM

    DonM Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

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    Apr 21, 2016
    Henderson,NV/SLC,UT
    I have two Fender Champion 40's which are OK, but really like my Blues Jr.

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  8. jannodude

    jannodude Tele-Holic Ad Free Member

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    Aug 10, 2016
    SF Bay Area/California
    My tweed ‘65 PRRI with 12” Cannibis Rex speaker!

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  9. Tonetele

    Tonetele Friend of Leo's

    Jun 2, 2009
    South Australia
    65 Blackface Princeton Re-Issue.
    I LOVE it's tone, it sounds how an amp should.
    Only one problem is I need a DRRI for more volume playing
    with a drummer ( my twin brother).
    The Princeton is so good in it's sound -I sold my Blues Jr. to buy my PRRI.
     
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  10. Hackweed

    Hackweed TDPRI Member

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    Feb 5, 2012
    Midwest
    68 Custom DR , WGS ET65
     

  11. Middleman

    Middleman Friend of Leo's

    Aug 29, 2007
    MV, CA
    Absolute favorite is the 68 Vibrolux and it sounds very close to my actual 81 Vibrolux.

    Followed by:
    65 PRRI - They did a great job with this amp.
    65 DRRI - You have to play a few however because some of these are flat sounding and about 1/3 are jewels.
    Bassman LTD - When I want the neighbors to feel the low end. The band probably won't be louder than you type amp.
     

  12. stnmtthw

    stnmtthw Friend of Leo's

    Apr 2, 2012
    New Mexico
    IMO, the Bassbreaker series are the best sounding Fender amps out there right now.
     

  13. stevemc

    stevemc TDPRI Member

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    Mar 7, 2018
    cape cod
    superchamp x2 and bassman ri
     

  14. blackguts

    blackguts Tele-Meister

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    Mar 26, 2013
    Saskatoon
    I sit and stare lovingly at my Super Reverb. I put better preamp tubes in it and all my GAS went away.
     
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  15. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 21, 2012
    Montana
    I'm a Fender amp guy through and through, so a tough decision. Living off the grid basically rules out most of them, so these are only wet dream amps for me:

    '65 Princeton or '59 Bassman.

    Yup, @GGardner , I am so friggin' jealous.
     

  16. ADK Teleman

    ADK Teleman Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 30, 2009
    A-Bay NY
    Tweed Blues Jr, SCXD, Deluxe VM, Vaporizer, Champion 600, Mustang 3, GDEC3-30. Yeah, I kinda like Fender Amps.
     
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  17. JDB2

    JDB2 Tele-Meister

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    Jan 24, 2017
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    +1

    Super Sonic 22 combo hits the sweet spot in many ways. In addition to the features noted, it has good build quality, fairly easily serviceable internal layout (for a PCB amp), multiple clean channel voicings, drippy spring reverb, multi-function footswitch, useable effects loop, reasonable headroom but also obtainable power tube breakup (6V6s), good looking blackface cosmetics, made in USA, and its priced for the masses. Find them easily for $600 used. Only downside I experienced with mine was some noise/hiss.

    I liked mine a lot but sold it when I got a pair of Prosonics and didn't need three amps. Now I'd also like to get a head version of the 22.
     
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  18. XpensiveWino

    XpensiveWino Tele-Meister

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    Jan 6, 2013
    Banner Elk, NC

  19. LAGinz

    LAGinz Tele-Meister

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    Sep 27, 2016
    Los Angeles
    I love my 68 Custom Deluxe Reverb. Great cleans and breakup tones on two different sounding channels. I know some have talked about issues with hum and hiss on this amp, but mine sounds dead nuts silent at idle, and no noisier than any other tube amp I’ve had after knob twisting.
     
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  20. JDB2

    JDB2 Tele-Meister

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