I have a Twin with a 12AY7 in the first preamp stage. I don’t play it often, but it’s fine at living room volumes. On the other end of the spectrum, I’ve never had it above 8 (outdoors) and that was as loud as I cared to get. At 8, it was still clean, and that’s when the nuclear test site in Nevada called to complain about the noise.You have more will power than most. Usually when I see someone with a twin they are playing painfully loud.
Not to foment a theological argument, but I always thought it was on Day One, with the pronouncement “let there be light”.Let me check my book I carry with me....
Oh yes, here it is...
"And on the 3rd day He built the Twin Reverb."
Lest we not forget. Guitar, Cable, Twin Reverb.
And if you don't think it sounds good at bedroom volumes you're not pickin' right.
You can get an old one for a couple hundred bucks more than the CS. Cool amp, but just a little too expensive.Most country players I know default to a Deluxe Reverb when I asked what amp I should get for such tones.
I played a Chris Stapleton Princeton and liked the tone but not the price and lack of reverb. I almost bought a used one and kick myself for not doing so. CS plays a Jazzmaster through his.
So typically certain types of music are usually associated with different guitars such as country music/telecaster, classic rock/LP, blues/Strat or maybe an ES etc. I know there are always exceptions and such but as a general rule these things are true. By that same token certain amps are often associated with certain music and often specifically with particular artists such as Jimi and Marshalls or SRV an Twins or Brian and his Voxes or BG and his Magnatones etc. So are there particular amps that certain country guitar gunslingers are associated with. I know Chris Stapleton has a signature Princeton but do people associate that amp with him as a guitar player or are people who listen to country music less aware of those types of associations than say a more hardcore blues or classic rock fan? I’m often times more aware of what amp an artist is using but that mainly because I’m a guitar player but I don’t know particular amps are associated with artists in that way in country musicdom. What y’all think? Also what is a “country music amp” in the most generic of terms?
I disagree. My experience with Twins - and I’ve got a fair amount - is that they sound good even at lower volumes.Deluxe Reverb. I don’t know where you guys claiming to use twins are playing, but there is no place in my area where you can play loud enough to get a twin to sound good. I love them, but it’s like buying a Corvette to drive around a parking lot.
That Deluxe Reverb sounds like a great amp. That’s pretty much the way my Elizabeth is setup, and it’s great for a clean Country sound. Flip the Bright switch on and you are transported directly to Bakersfield.The amp stable I use includes a 1969 Deluxe Reverb running 6L6s and a solid state rectifier (talk about CLEAN!!), a 1979 Vibrolux Reverb and a Tone Master Deluxe Reverb. The old tube amps running 6L6s give me all the "country cleans" I need, and the TMDR's lack of weight dictates when I use it.
I have a good friend that has toured with some older country name acts, and he really loves Peavey products. His requirements were very loud and clean, since micing amps was not a widespread practice in the 70s and 80s, and the need was a Twin Reverb equivalent or more.