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Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by gridlock, Feb 13, 2021.
Supers are great blues amps. Clean tones that cut like a knife especially with a Telecaster.
Sorry that was 5 in 10 years. Basically the question is, even though they are big and heavy, are they not definitely worth it?
Damn things sound so good.
Well if it suits you......congrats!
I have had enough of carrying refrigerators around. I got a wet/dry setup with two tube amps (20 Watts and 50 Watts) with a 12" speaker each and I'm happy as a clam.....
Yes. I buy, trade, and sell gear to try new things. I keep coming back to Supers for some reason (sound).
My favorite amp. Congrats. After that It's the 5f6a 1x15
Not quite clear on statement.
Do you still own the other Supers, or just this latest one?
I've never owned one, but my buddy has a '68 Super Reverb ( and I used to own a '68 DR) and it looks and sounds fantastic- even with Vol. On "2!"
But put it on "6"- and, with his SG at his home jams, I'm "Dickey Betts at Fillmore East!" (well, with broken fingers)
Enjoy! Super Reverbs have real presence, ON or OFF!
When giants walked the earth.
Used a Twin during my full time days.
Deluxe Amp, a Bandmaster head, VST D50, a couple of light pine cabs with a 12 or 15 are still in hand.
All dressed up and nowhere to go?
Packed up the Bassman head yesterday to sell. Promised myself I will keep the other three.
You should put a big heavy roadie on retainer.
I should have stated, “owned” in past tense.
I am back to owning just one Super Reverb.
I did own a BF ‘67 SR and another SF ‘69 SR at the same time a few years ago.
Super’s, Vibrolux Reverbs, and Deluxe Reverbs seem to be my favorite BF and SF Fender amps. The Super Reverbs may be the best sounding of the bunch.
I guess that I usually let these go to help fund other purchases, mainly do to there size. At one time I owned ten (10) high-end or vintage amps at one time. I never had time to play them all.
Now I’m down to four (4) amps in this category and two small amps that I consider grab-n-go or practice amps.
Got it, thanks!
I no longer have the vintage Fenders I used to own (a '67 Pro Reverb, and '68 DR), as we needed the money, at a few different times.
But I get to play what is becoming quite a (growing!) Fender ( and other) amp collection, that a former bandmate buddy, now collector, has put together.
It is staggering what this guy now has- some real vintage, some RI's.
None of us ( even drummers), have to bring anything to his BBQ/Family Room jams. He has it covered.
In your experience, would you say you prefer the blackface or silverface?
You know, it really depends upon what speakers are in the amp.
My first Super, ‘69 SF Drip-Edge amp, with all original CTS Alnico speakers, and BF modded, was maybe my best sounding Super Reverb.
Just keeping it real....now is the time to buy up these “big” amps. Lots of good deals to be had. They seem to have fallen out of favor or something.
Having owned a few Supers, for me, the difference between BF/SF is so minimal its not even worth the discussion.
It's the speakers, that's where that amp lives or dies.
Speaker swaps in Supers make a tremendous difference in how they act.
Speaker swaps can make a Super sound like 5 different amplifiers, depending on what you put in them.
Oh, and weight?
Twins (even with EV's) are featherweight compared to an Ampeg VT-22 baby!
The amp cleaned up really well. Not one tear in the tolex and the chassis is super clean. New filter caps and a three prong plug already installed.
Do you leave them on the dollys when you play them?
I still have my Marshall stack! Haven’t taken it out of the house in years, but did play with a half stack a couple of years ago. And ear plugs.
Can I play?
1971 SF, I put a repro BF plate on it, sprayed it amber, had a gold screen made for it and old school nameplate.
Interestingly enough, it came with a Twin OT in it when I bought it.
So it's 4 ohms, not 2.
Only when playing at home and at low volumes. They go on the floor when jamming with others.
I had a water line break in the middle of the night in my last house and woke up to a flood. The dollies saved the amps that I owned at the time, and I have been paranoid about storing them directly on the floor ever since.