anyone tried the 68 custom pro reverb? i'm gassing

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  1. DjimiWrey

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    my finger is on the trigger but before i have one shipped by musicians friend,

    i'm hoping for some experienced reviews by working tube junkie players.

    i'm not versed in circuitry like some of you expert electronics mavens.

    my scx2 just can't get into the mix on stage, even with c rex and nos tubes.

    the hotrod deluxe has the power but i never really bonded with it because

    the tone isn't as rich as other fender tube amps i've enjoyed

    and it's just TOO HEAVY for my old spine. house>car> stage> car> house

    i'm late to the party, as usual, but i'm totally intrigued by fenders newish

    68 custom pro reverb

    40 watts i like

    6L6 output tubes i like

    single 12 cabinet i like (although not a celestion fan)

    which of you fine ladies or gents has experience with this tempter?
     
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    I anxiously awaiting their arrival at my friendly Fender dealer.
    I’m pretty sure I want one.
     
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    Can't help regarding how that amp might be but ... you state you're not a fan of Celestion speakers .... I'd say that's secondary to how you feel about a Celestion speaker is really more how do you feel about a Neodymium one.

    The fact it's the NEO Creamback is where the c. 3kg lighter weight than say a Custom Deluxe comes from!

    I mean, Creamback's a great speaker .... but no idea how the Neo version might compare to a '65' Ceramic one?
     
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    thanks for the headsup about the weight...
    while it's true that i've not played through that particular celestion, all of the other celestions i've played through were not full range frequencies replicators and were barky in the midrange. i suspected that they were purposefully voiced that way but idk

    i'll just have order one from mf cuz they ain't in my local gc
     
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    Cool. That's all there is, right now. There's been interest and debate, but not a lot of people pulling out their credit cards, yet.
     
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    I have played the Hot Rods and never cared for them either. I have not played a Custom Pro Reverb, but I do own a Custom Deluxe Reverb and those Custom amps sound really good. The Custom DR sounds so good I don't even need a pedal in front of it, but my understanding the Pro Reverb is a cleaner amp and different beast.
     
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    If it’s half as good as the new vibro champ

    I want one!

    As soon as the local fender dealer has one I’m gonna give er a try
     
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    I had one for a short while, but ended up returning it.

    It is a classic black-/silver- type Fender. It sounds really good: clear top, solid bass, appropriate mids.

    I decided it was more amp than I needed, in other words, too loud once I had it in the "zone."
     
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