Fender Super Six Reverb - Decision

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  1. Achysklic

    Achysklic Tele-Holic

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    Its a good price but count on spending a couple hundred getting new caps and filters in that old beast.....
     
  2. Middleman

    Middleman Friend of Leo's

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    Yeah, for sure those death caps. First place I am going to go. I've repaired my own amps for years so it will be a couple of weeks of fun. I did check out all the transformers and tubes everything worked but the reverb channel was weak. Might have to do some work there.

    There is considerable dust on the inside so I will be getting out some cotton tips for the details. The original tube chart is still on the inside. Glad to have that. The tolex on the outside is absolutely pristine.
     
  3. Custom Deluxe

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    I'd buy that in a heart beat.
     
  4. blowtorch

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    AWESOME
     
  5. Papa Joe

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    As stated above, it's basically a Twin with six 10s" rather than two 12s".. Same as the Quad with four 12s"..
    Great country Tele amp..
    I have a close friend that has one in his basement where it has been for 10 years..Takes 2 guys to get it top side..
    I sold a set of those speakers (4 out of a SR) for $300 about 12 years ago..
    If that amp has been sitting,un-played, for that long you can figure it's in need of a cap job..At least..
     
  6. Mike H.

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    They do sound great. I borrowed one for a few gigs back in 1980. Of course, I was only 25 then and had a strong back. I don't think I would want to move one of these around on a regular basis now.
    Seems like a decent price.
     
  7. Custom Deluxe

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    Didn't Albert King use these amps? I think we also played with them on 10 as well.
     
  8. blowtorch

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    man, all you need is a decent cart
     
  9. Johnny Cache

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    Price is good, but it's really a beast to move. If you have the room for it and don't mind it's size I say go for it. Though it's kind of big for a studio amp, it will sure attract some attention on stage.
     
  10. Papa Joe

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    Chiropractors love those amps..
     
  11. richey88

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    We used to call my brother's Super Six the "Coke Machine" we were always asking where the quarters went.....sounded ferocious, but dang! It's a beast! Congrats!
     
  12. TelekineticBoss

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    There was one just like in GC a little while ago, then it disappeared from the floor.... Coincidence? I think not....
     
  13. Middleman

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    As I sat there trying out the amp I heard one of the sales people say to another sales person he had a guy coming in to look at the amp in a few minutes. That kind of prompted me to put it on hold.
     
  14. Papa Joe

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    Yep..That's a standard sales move in the close..The right now factor..
     
  15. Middleman

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    It worked.
     
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    If it's good enuf fo' "The King Of Slow" it's good enuf fo' me.
     
  17. Middleman

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    Everyone thanks for all the comments. I had some time today and went back to GC to play the amp again. Spent about 30 minutes side by side with a Bassman LTD which I also had on hold. The verdict was, from a couple other guitar players and one of the sales guys (as well as my own ears) the R6 just didn't have the same sustain as the Bassman. Add to the fact the size and weight of the amp was challenging so I decided to pass on the Fender Reverb Six. If someone else is interested then it's back on the floor at the GC in Lake Forest, CA. Great amp but the Bassman brought something new to my arsenal of amps where as the R6 was pretty much the same tone as my 81 Vibrolux. In the end I decided to go for the tonal difference of the Bassman as it was something I didn't have for my studio.
     
  18. Papa Joe

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    My vote would be, A wise choice..
     
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    Why can't one of those show up by me. I'd love to have a super six. This coming from a guy that's played a quad reverb as my main amp for the last several years. Totally impractical, top heavy and bulky...but totally awesome and worth it. It's like a piece of fender history. I cant see them ever making a 6x10 amp ever again.
     
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    Had a good friend that played one years ago.

    We used to call it "The Monolith".
     
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