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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. Ben-Zion

    Ben-Zion Tele-Meister

    252
    Apr 11, 2017
    Louisville
    '68 Reissue Silverface Princeton.

    I know most folks prefer the '65 Blackface Princeton, but the Silverface design is mostly what I saw when I first started to look at Fender amps - in about 1970.

    That beautiful color scheme, for me, was simply what a Fender amp was SUPPOSED to look like. Purely emotional.
     

  2. Chicago Matt

    Chicago Matt Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    69
    Aug 23, 2014
    Woodstock
    +1 - most gorgeous sounding amp I've ever owned. Bought mine used 9 years ago. Unfortunately I don't think they've been made since 2012. The new Custom Tweed Twin looks similar. But for one thing, the newer one does not have the beautiful Eminence designed Weber Alnico speakers that came with the old Custom Shop reissue. There may be other differences too. Here's mine:
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  3. maggieo

    maggieo Tele-Holic

    703
    Apr 7, 2004
    Syd rules! Both the man and my Telecaster.
     
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  4. King Fan

    King Fan Friend of Leo's

    Jan 1, 2013
    Salt Lake City
    Momentary detour: Matt, send back my Strat...

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    There's no arguing with good taste. :)
     
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  5. AndrewG

    AndrewG Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    65
    May 15, 2007
    Exeter, England
    Roland Blues Cube; it does a great Bassman but without the weight! I've owned a few Fender amps, from the basically awful Pro Junior to an absolutely stellar Pro Tube Pro Reverb. The less I say about the Mustang III, the better...no offense intended to happy owners.
    If I were to buy another 'Fender' amp it would be this; the dodgy aesthetics have been addressed in the new version:
    https://www.musicradar.com/reviews/guitars/yerasov-gta15j-599203
     
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  6. Redsoxfan70

    Redsoxfan70 TDPRI Member

    Age:
    48
    9
    Jun 14, 2018
    Western Massachusetts
    Maybe I am easy to please, but I still love my Blues Jr.
     
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  7. Beachbum

    Beachbum Friend of Leo's

    Mar 11, 2009
    Sand Land

  8. Whoa Tele

    Whoa Tele Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 20, 2009
    Smyrna Ga.
    I played a buddy's limited edition Tan PRRI that's loaded with a 10 inch Celestion Gold for about an hour today. Very nice and I'm not normally a big fan of celestions in blackface amps.
     

  9. wildschwein

    wildschwein Tele-Afflicted

    The Supersonic Twin checks a lot of my boxes. I don't really care for all the '50s and '60s re-creationism that much.
     

  10. Vintage Fan

    Vintage Fan Tele-Meister

    284
    Sep 10, 2014
    Dallas
    None. New Fender amps have too high of a fail rate. I've owned half a dozen new Fender amps in the last 30 years. None lasted. Even after repairs, some kept having problems. Probably due to weak components and today's rough shipping. I'm not a gigger; just a home hobby player.

    I am having good luck with a '69 original Super Reverb I had recapped & retubed. Also I have 4 original Kustom 1969 tuck n roll amps built like tanks that have had no problems the last 10 years.
     

  11. SaintSilas

    SaintSilas Tele-Meister

    68 Custom Princeton Reverb...R34 mod..upgraded speaker.
     

  12. EsquireOK

    EsquireOK Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 30, 2011
    U.S.A.
    It's a tie between the blackface Princeton Reverb reissue and the Blackface Deluxe Reverb reissue.

    I also like (and used to own) the blackface Super Reverb reissue. But it's got too much headroom for what I do most of the time, plus it's a bit bulky.

    I have a real '68 Princeton Reverb, all stock and original except for the speaker, which was re-coned at some point in the '90's. That fills my Fender tonal needs, though I do want a Deluxe Reverb with an extension cab some day. It'd be cool if I could get a '68 to match the Princeton.
     

  13. nosuch

    nosuch Friend of Leo's

    Apr 4, 2008
    Cologne
    I like the hot rod series amps – I have a blues jr. and often use hot rod deluxes when they are provided without any problem ever – and the reissue series from the Deluxe up.
     

  14. BluesGuitarMart

    BluesGuitarMart TDPRI Member

    35
    Mar 5, 2012
    Ireland
    I love my Mustang GT, on the 65 Deluxe Reverb setting with the 65 cab and a hint of reverb. Sounds phenomenal!
     

  15. budglo

    budglo Tele-Meister

    117
    Feb 15, 2015
    NE Ohio
    I have had a ton of Fender amps. My favorite presently is the 68 princeton reverb custom. Next would be the drri with the p12q . While I love the 59 bassman I dont like the current ltd . I find it too bright. I had a earlier version with the blue frame speakers and it was the best sounding Fender to date and it wasnt even close.
     

  16. JDRNoPro

    JDRNoPro Friend of Leo's

    Aug 13, 2007
    ME
    65 PRRI for mostly at home use

    65 DRRI if playing clubs, etc.
     

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