Fender Twin Reverb

Discussion in 'Amp Owners Clubs' started by gshep92, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. Bill Moore

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    I took my Twin to a jam a while back for a friend to play his A/E through. It has an EV SRO 15, and that guitar sounded glorious!
     
  2. jwp2

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    I’ll bet it did sound glorious with that EV 15!
    I’ve got a pair of Eminence C-Rex’s in mine. It took a long time to break them in but I really like the tone.
     
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    I have four Twins, a ‘62 6G14-A, a ‘70, ‘72, and a 120w ‘74.

    The ‘74 cannot break up at all, not with a guitar. The organ sounds incredible through it.

    But dammit, they are not too loud - they are too heavy! I think someday I will re-house the chassis and cab separately. I kind of have an idea to put a 15” and 12” in one cab, a D120f and a D130f...

    I mean, as the owner of a ‘62 Dual Showman + 2x15 cab, I can say those two are light years easier to haul around! What they thinking in making a hundred pound combo amp, I’ll never know.

    I’m waiting for folks to chime in with stories of how they permanently injured themselves moving these things!
     
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    I’m thinking about a new 68 Custom twin Reverb Reissue. Can anyone tell
    Me if it breaks up at all or does it stay clean like a regular twin does?
     
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    What do you guys think about the Limited-Edition Twin Reverb
    Neo in Wine Red from Sweetwater with a Pine Cab 2X12?
    The price is $1649 is that a good deal and how does that
    effect the sound.
     
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    It may be minimal but my guessIf the pine is more dense, I think it would make the amp sound maybe a bit brighter?
     
  7. vox Phantom

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    jwp2 I would like to play thru it first yet since you can only get it
    thru Sweetwater I would have to buy it then play thru it. I'm looking
    for both a new Amp & Guitar. Also what Amp has the same setup as
    a Twin Reverb but not be Fender?
     
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    It would be nice to hear a YouTube video or better yet, have someone from here chime in on the pine twin.
    I’m not sure about a non fender amp that does the twin thing.
     
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    jwp2, I think Vintage Sound and Marsh Amps make clones of the Twin Reverb
    and I think both are hand wired. The Pine one from Sweetwater looks great in
    the Wine Red yet with that Amp I would have the PC Boards taken out. There
    is a local guy who would do the work where I live. Yet is it worth to spend the
    extra money to do those mods to the Amp. I did read where someone bought
    a reissue 59 Bassman LTD and had it redone and what I remember the person
    said it was now a better Amp. I just don'r know what the person would charge.
     
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    I have a 74 cut into a head, restored and everything. I enjoy the amp, however it has never left the house, I'd rather gig with something lighter!

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    It seems like it would be better to find an old hand wired twin and put it in a pine cab. Either way it does sound really expensive but may be totally worth it to the right person.
     
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    When Ebay was relatively new, I procured a 70s Fender PA 100 head as a father and son project. The winning bid as $217.00.

    It was shipped internationally, and when I opened the box, the tubes were rolling around on the bottom. I had the amp retubed, which cost more than the amp.

    I ordered an Avatar 2x12 cab and it made a great amp come to life. My son learned to play guitar on this amp and we play together in a jam band.

    The PA 100, is a public address amplifier and has 4 channels. I have hosted jams with 2 electrics and an acoustic guitar playing through it at the same time. I use a MXR 10 band EQ, last into the amp as the PA 100 has a rudimentary tone stack.

    I have done duets with guitar and vocals and I was pleased with the results.

    If you get the chance, you should check them out. The prices have risen recently and are comparable to a Twin.

    YMMV
     
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    "It seems like it would be better to find an old hand wired twin and put it in a pine cab. Either way it does sound really expensive but may be totally worth it to the right person."

    I have a 71 Twin I bought from my band mate a couple years ago. While the amp had always been well maintained, the cab was beaten all to crap over the years. So, I bought a blonde-covered pine replacement cab from Mojotone and couldn't be happier. The vintage Altec 417-8H speakers are heavy, but this amp sounds glorious and looks pretty nice to boot!
     
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    I think mine is mid-70s. It's my 1st amp, bought in late 70s. I still have it :

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    A great performer, moreover when stacked with my 70s DR :

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    -tbln
     
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    D759E23C-B752-4604-8F8E-FD10AD4F7C7E.jpeg My Twin. Traded a couple fiddles for this several years ago. Kind of a pig in a poke. Had a nasty hum and no tremolo. It’s been in the living room for a long time because we all know that vintage amps make the best furniture accent pieces.

    Finally got around to taking the old girl to the amp doc. After a good cleaning, a little resoldering, I brought her home yesterday. The tech said the innards were from 1965. It has two non original Jensen speakers. She is very loud. I couldn’t be happier.
     
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    I’d say it was well worth the trade, it looks like a new amp!
     
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    Thanks. I didn’t really know what I had. I knew the speakers were not original. The Tolex looks genuine enough, but the grille cloth looks new. I got it knowing nothing about it’s history. I wouldn’t try to sell it as an original ‘65 twin because I just don’t know. The part of the tube chart with the dating info is missing. But she’s not going anywhere anyway.
     
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    I'm in , i just bought a SFTR, the serial number point that its a 1970, its all original and all the components are dated 1969, im not sure if its a aa769 or aa270 20191123_030100.jpg 20191122_180829.jpg 20191122_194042.jpg
     
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    Congratulations! She sure is clean!
     
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    Wow, that one's super clean. My '69 says hi :D
     
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