68 Pro Reverb on the way

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  1. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Got the brother- in- law price from a bandmate.
    Drip edge, black line.
    It has a Tone Tubby and some other thing in it.
    It's getting a checkup at our common tech before I get it.
    Played a set through it and it freakin' KILLS, but it had some rice krispies.
    I don't trust the "tech" who last serviced it. Last amp that he "serviced" came out still sporting the 35- year- old bias cap.
    It's been years since I gigged a 2x12.
    Voluptuous cleans, but some breakup available without killing the grass.
     
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    I've got a 68 PR as well, wonderful amp.
     
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    Congratulations on getting one of Fender’s greatest amps. I know you will be very happy with it (unless you have to carry it up a flight of stairs, then you’ll curse it!). Mine is a ‘74, and I love it. Enjoy!
     
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    I think it's easier to schlepp than my 4x10 Bassman.
    I thought maybe I'd gig it when I needed something smaller and lighter!
     
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    Very cool!
    I love Pro Reverbs!
     
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    I have a 71 Pro Reverb, nearly as heavy as a twin... I also have a 51 TV front Pro and 52 TV front and a 52 Wide panel... I just need a blackface and a brown Pro.
     
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    Now that you mention it....my other Pro is a 54 wide panel.
    Interesting pair.
     
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    Probably needs grid resistors (hiss/crackle) and caps. Very cool amp. Never hurts to have a few options in the stable.
     
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    Plate resistors do that bacon frying sound. I would not be afraid to run some Neo mag Emi’s in that amp. That will take off about 17 pounds, ime. Congrats, Charlie.
     
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    As a fan of big iron 2x amps, I can concur with what @Wally says! I've got a Celestion Neo Creamback and a Jensen 12-100 in my tweed Twin. It's 80 watts and weighs 46 lbs. It is very, very manageable!

    Congrats on the new amp Charlie!
     
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    Yup.
    This is what I figured. But I've heard a pot, jack or tube socket make the same noise. All simple stuff.
     
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    Cut my teeth on an early 70's PR... great amps - congratulations! I go back and forward between the PR and a VR... ended up on the VR but both are fantastic.
     
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    I like the combination of sufficient but not excessive power and the dispersion of 2 speakers -- really widely usable. But I have a real aversion to lugging around 2 hefty speakers and often wonder whether neodymium speakers have developed to the point where you can swap in a pair and lose a lot of weight, making the combo less of a hefty load. I end up using adequate but less spectacular single-speaker amps for small venues simply because I hate hefting the big guy.
     
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    In a word, YES!!!!

    I was really afraid of the neodymium speakers. i was afraid of those early tone reports, thin, brittle, weak, lacking warmth, lacking response, etc. But, really, the new Celestion Creamback and the used Jensen I bought are spectacular. I really couldn't be happier.
     
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    Whatta buncha old farts!
    I'm gonna put EVs in it and throw it in the trunk for when it snows!
     
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    LOL

    But, will you be able to lever that sonuvagun back out when it's gig time?
     
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    When I had my 68 PR I had the Oxfords rebuilt. While they were gone I put a couple Greenbacks I had in it. They actually sounded really good, and they aren't heavy speakers.
     
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    I actually have 1 '68 Utah, but the cone is torn.
    I'll keep my eye out for another.
    It was in my '56 Deluxe when I bought it.
     
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    I think I have a dead one out there too.
     
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    +1 on the Pro Reverb being the best Fender amp. Love that model.
     
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