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Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by corliss1, Sep 6, 2019.
Need? No. But should you? Of course!
yes....i buy fender amps in 3's...best ratio
PR is a must.
DR, aah, not so much.
VR, (CVR), absolutely, but mod in a negative feedback loop, and toggle it.
Should also get a Champ of some ilk.
Not only do you need but surely you deserve one!
Of the 3 ... DRRI my vote.
You need both a VR and a DR.
Need? No. At least not by my definition of need. But it's nice to have two gig-worthy amps that are different enough to choose one over the other for a given night (the DR and VR). I think that a well-tuned Princeton Reverb is my favorite amp for playing smaller, though, and that's where it can fill a niche that the others can't fill -- a cathodyne phase inverter amp that lacks the depth and punch and volume of the others, but might be said to make up for those things in pure tone.
I had to sell a fantastic ( strong!) '68 Deluxe Reverb a few years back.
Talk about pretty much a perfect amp for me:
Great full clean tone ( plus had Normal channel modded to have more midrange + Reverb and Trem working),
fantastic Tremolo and Reverb.
Paired it up with a Barber Direct Drive so I could toggle between ' big and clean' and ' big and dirty!"- very good grind and sustain, but not too much....Just the right size and power.
I belong to the one of each club, all restored Silverfaces with Webers. I hope I never have to make a decision on which one(s) should go... FWIW, the DR gets the most use.
Depends on what you 're willing to carry.. The bigger the amp, the more type of gigs it can cover. But there's also preferences in sound and they do sound different.
My current choices have been PR and Pro Junior, but I know sooner or later I'll want ("need") a bigger fender amp again - probably will get an early silverface deluxe reverb or something..
I'd go for the PR and VR.
Just far enough apart to coexist and compliment each other.
Of course not. But if you did have all three, you would be able to go anywhere with one of them and it would definitely not suck.
If you think you do then you probably do
I've posted ad nauseum about my 71 DR, modified to run 6L6s with a SS rectifier, and 2x10 setup with 2 JBL D110Fs. At around 30 watts, it's small enough to cover my lower volume gigs, and all but about 5% of the outdoor ones. That job is left to my 1968 Twin Reverb. The only situation not completely covered was a practice amp. To that end, I picked up a Super Champ XD a couple of months ago, dropped my last JBL D110F into it. Suddenly, I have a REALLY compact stout little amp I'm able to use as a practice amp, and as a low volume gig amp. As a bonus, the Acoustisonic "voice" actually works quite well with both my Taylor 816ce and my pre-war Martin D18, giving a nice acoustic sound- not as good as my Fishman Artist, but very acceptable- Two amps in one!
and then a twin! If you can only get one I'd get the deluxe or vibrolux-Its horrible to be out amped with a dummer
You also need a Vibro Champ and a Super Reverb...
Top: SCDX, Bottom: 71 DR 2x10
my 3 F's
I don't need a PR. I have a 77 DR, but my son's had it for a couple years now, and I haven't missed it once.
At some point I realized I like the 6L6 BF/SF Fenders best of all. So, I do have the VR, in the form of an Allen build. And a '71 Super. And a '69 Twin.
And I love them all. (But if I'm honest, the Twin gets double the play time of all the others combined.).
Forgot pics! Off topic, I guess, but that's a 5E5-A Pro, and a Revibe in the background.
What you really need is a good BM.