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Fender Twin Reverb

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

  1. Telecastoff1

    Telecastoff1 Tele-Afflicted

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    Is the AC Convenience Power Receptacle at the rear a two-prong or a 3-prong outlet? My '70 was a two pronger and my 71 is a three. Just curious.
     
  2. spellcaster

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    My 70 Twin Reverb was originally a Two-prong convenience outlet. I replaced it with a three-prong outlet from Marsh Amplification. Ironically, when I tried to plug my tuner into it, I discovered that the oversize wall-wart for the Peterson tuner wouldn't fit unless I removed the back panel, so it's got a two-to-three prong adaptor plugged into the convenience outlet to extend the outlet further from the chassis.

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  3. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Just checked mine. My 69 Twin has a two-prong convenience (which I didn't bother to change, since I never use it). And the 71 Super has a three-prong, that I believe is original.
     
  4. Bill Moore

    Bill Moore Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    I have a '79 UL that was an export model. The outlet hole was used for a voltage switch, although the switch was missing when I got it. I found a 3 conductor on the 'bay with the proper "wings".
     
  5. Marcusin

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    This Twin was my band mates It's a 135 watt UL , we are metal players so we unplug the reverb tank and plug a jumper in with resistor in line, thus a full heavy metal cranking monster! The first photo is this Twin on the left with my buddy playing it, im playing left handed my 79' strat. the year 1980. I found the amp in the back of a truck bed swimming in grabage juice, our friend who owned it had told me that there jam room had went under water in Katrina for three days, he said it was blowing fuses prior to that. I bought it...and it's back home with it's loyal owner, I was in very bad shape but little by little I cleaned it the best I could, everyone said it would never play. I did a cap job on it and it was blowing fuses so I made a current limiter traced down a bad solder joint of mine and a old one from before, and it started to play again thru the current limiter, well when I pluged it back in the wall there went the fuse, so went thru everything then I found a snowflake looking piece of solder under the tube sockit hung up in the tube pins, after removing it BAM back to LIFE ! It cranks this was three days ago, it still will need some parts , but nothing major, just say yes to the TWIN REVERB ! 13737655_10208775374414480_6530722293151306646_o.jpg 13765782_10208775375294502_1897058308078662947_o.jpg
     

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  6. Blue Bill

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    I've just been struck with an uncontrollable urge to haul my old Twin off the shelf and bring it back to life. I have a million questions. I think I should start a separate thread, and beg you guys for help. The serial number A04069, indicates 1965, but the tube chart stamp is PG, which indicates July 1966. I've had it since '85 or so. I had a Datsun B210 that I bought for $200, and drove it for a year or so, them traded it for this amp. It is stock, except for speakers and the small transformer, which was missing when I got the amp, hence the low price.

    It lived in a friend's recording studio for years, it's nice and quiet at idle and sounds glorious, even at low volumes. As you can see, all the caps appear to be original; I'm assuming most of them need replacement before I plug it in. It hasn't been played for about 20 years.

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