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1964 Super Reverb

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by ZZB3, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. ZZB3

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    Although I bought this amp a while ago I usually play through my 1965 Fender Princeton. Well last night I took the 1964 Super to the Blues jam which has crept up in volume enough that the Princeton was no longer able to keep up. This Super does not have alnicos but original Jensen C10Q in it. Since my tele currently is running 11 guage flatwounds I took my rarely used strat instead with bendier roundwound 10's on it. Only effect at times is an old 808 Tubescreamer. I was amazed that for this gig the tone was perfect. It is the first time I have ever played out with it. I think it will get more use at the louder venues. Thick tone. I need to clean the pots though and give it a checkup. I love these old amps.
     
  2. burtwangcaster

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    One of the greatest amps of all time.
     
  3. uriah1

    uriah1 Telefied Gold Supporter

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  4. telex76

    telex76 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Nice, get it in good shape.
     
  5. TheRumRunner

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    Super love

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  6. keithb7

    keithb7 Poster Extraordinaire

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    You guys...This is not helping my amp gas!!! I have never owned one. I don't need one, but dang, now I gotta have one!
     
  7. burtwangcaster

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    My only warning to anyone thinking about buying a Super Reverb is check to see if it will fit in your car. It is tall and quite heavy. I used to have a 1967 Buick 225. A huge car ! I had to compress the back seat cusion to get it through the rear door. If I put it in the trunk, I could not lift it out by myself.
    Keith , you might have to rent a trailer to get it home, but go ahead, it's probably worth it.
     
  8. Bob Arbogast

    Bob Arbogast Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    C10Q or C10R? I had a 64 with stock C10Rs. Great amp, but long gone. More amp than I needed.

    Bob Arbogast
     
  9. grinchmonkey

    grinchmonkey Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    I have a 1968 that I used to use. It is just so big and loud that I quit taking it out. I would love to find someone that could make me a 1/2 power Super Reverb head. That'd rule!
     
  10. burtwangcaster

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    My old band mate used to tilt his back and lay two or three throw rugs over the front to control the pain. Did not help the tone. Not recomended.:lol:
     
  11. riff

    riff Tele-Meister

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    By the end of the day I'll have acquired a '66 Super and I'm really looking forward to it.
     
  12. ZZB3

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    C10Q is what is in the amp
     
  13. mr.danny

    mr.danny Former Member

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    Super Reverbs are hit and miss though. I would never buy one I couldn't test. If the reverb is not the point, consider the black or brown Concert-Amp. A touch smaller, great sound, and in the case of the brownie, awesome "harmonic vibrato" (a brown pro series exclusive) and the same fat output transformer as a '59 tweed Bassman in earlier units.
     
  14. homesick345

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    Nope. THE greatest amp of all time.

    :)
     
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