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I admire your optimism... (silverface Fender content)

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by beyer160, Oct 31, 2020.

  1. beyer160

    beyer160 Friend of Leo's

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    Cool beast though.
     
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    An odd duck for sure.
     
  4. Mike Eskimo

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    Boomer nostalgia . That age is over, never to return.

    You could sell 12 1980 Princeton non-reverbs in the time it takes to sell that.
     
  5. tubelectron

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    It's the price it would be offered in France - I do not say bought, though...

    -tbln.
     
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    Bit of an unwieldy beast though
     
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    I almost bought one a few years back but it was horrible sounding. After some research I determined filter caps were not going to make it better. The CBS design and open back gave it a flat lackluster tone.
     
  8. String Tree

    String Tree Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    If you want LOUD, this is what you want.

    Mom, can I use the station wagon? I have to move my amp.
     
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    I remember drooling over those when they first came out. Saw one at GC a couple years ago and they only wanted $495. Good sense prevailed and I passed on it.....a Super is heavy enough but the Super 6 weighs in at 93 pounds.
     
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  11. FenderLover

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    It would probably look the part on an outdoor stage. These days, a mic draped over a 12W amp would work fine.

    Edit: It might be fun to drop the chassis into a custom cab with 6x8". A Super Six you could pick up yourself.
     
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    At my age light weight is not far behind good sound on the amplifier spectrum. My wife adamantly refuses, as she has for the last 47 years, to roadie for me.
     
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    @ ninety-three pounds, perhaps appealing to veteran Ampeg combo owners - :eek:

    what does a v22 clock in at?
     
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    i remember hauling around a v4 and a 4x12 to punk shows. the v4 head weighed as much as a twin reverb. this would definitely have been an okay compromise had i known about it at the time, hahaha.
     
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    For a time I had a 50W Laney AOR combo that was 89 lbs. For some reason the AORs still emit sound when the master volume is on 0. This was the first time that I ran into "too loud and too heavy for me".

    I bought it used from Music-Go-Round but it turns out it was modded to heck. It sounded *amazing* but I was worried that it was going to blow up, break my back, and/or leave me homeless.
     
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    I bought one from a pawn shop for 100 bucks in the late 90s. Made it home in a truck and never went to a gig. Blew it out for a couple hundred bucks 10 years later.
     
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    If I had all my music gear in a barn out in the middle of nowhere, that beast might be practical. But for most of us? Nope.
     
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    My first car was the cast-off family wagon for that very reason, and I've had a wagon, truck or SUV ever since, and I like it!

    Edit: I play through either DR or SCXD, occasionally a Twin that is slated to be traded for a Tone Master DR next week. Cargo area in the vehicle (a Subaru Forester) in excess of what my amp takes up is used for PA, guitar case, equipment case (large hard-sided suitcase), stand case (golf club hard case) and computer bag. I still have room for a passenger in the front seat.:)
     
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    It's a bargain when you consider you could house a small family in it.
     
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    I wonder if they'd give me that and $200 in trade for my '74. I'd put it in a 2x10 cab.
     
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