Blackface twin reverb

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  1. Erdowonge

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    Suspiciously cheap!
     
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    A real BF would have the AC outlet in back. And the whole back of the chassis doesn’t look right to me.
     
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    Probably an early ‘80’s Twin Reverb when Fender went back to Blackface cosmetics.

    In the U.S., I would guess a $600 - $700 amp.
     
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    Unless I'm mistaken the front panel is all wrong for an 80-81. In 1982 they went to the Twin Reverb II. This amp looks very suspect to me.
     
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    Maybe a DRRI, remember this is amp is a European model.
     
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    Clone (?)
     
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    Silverface with changed faceplate?

    The tube chart seems impossibly white.
     
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    You may be right, I know nothing about the export models, but the back panel looks all wrong to me, plus the extra holes, the weird midi looking plug, the tube chart looks like a reproduction...just all looks a little fishy to me.
     
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    If I spoke Dutch I'd ask for a picture of the inside of the chassis.

    It's obviously not a 60's Twin.

    PCB or eyelets ?

    Has too many tubes and front controls to be a DRRI I think.
     
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    Definately a clone build. The rear of the chassis is wrong, the tube chart is reproduction, too clean all around. Might still be a player though, but if the seller is claiming it to be a true Blackface era Twin...he is full of crap.

    When it comes to online sales, you are buying the seller as much if not more than the listed item. Unless he explains this better, I would never buy from him.
     
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    I meant a TRRI not a DRRI. Typing and television don’t mix.
     
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    Exactly.
     
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    In the Philippines, there were builders who'd make copies of Fender amps that were off to varying degrees, depending on the builder. Most of them had Fender logos on the front and semi-believable face plates, but the back and internals were all over the place.
     
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    In the description, he says is a reissue and is second hand... price is not wrong to me

    And yes the back pannel is weird... and the bias tester thing is weird as well
     
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    It's not a vintage amp. Cabinet is wrong and chassis is wrong. But it has a BF panel on it! High for a RI if you ask me.
     
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    Definitely a fraud. Both the front AND back panels are wrong for even a last-issue BF from 1980-81. With the filled holes on the back of the chassis I doubt it's a cosmetically-modified reissue.

    My impression is it's either a kit amp or some hacked-together build of unknown quality. I don't see a price, but I wouldn't touch it without chassis pics - and a REALLY cheap price!
     
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