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I keep buying big-heavy amps

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by gridlock, Feb 13, 2021.

  1. clayfeat

    clayfeat Tele-Afflicted

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    Supers are great blues amps. Clean tones that cut like a knife especially with a Telecaster.
     
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  2. Oldsmobum

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    Sorry that was 5 in 10 years. Basically the question is, even though they are big and heavy, are they not definitely worth it?
     
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  3. Teleguy61

    Teleguy61 Friend of Leo's

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    Damn things sound so good.
     
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    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.....
     
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  5. gridlock

    gridlock Poster Extraordinaire

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    Yes. I buy, trade, and sell gear to try new things. I keep coming back to Supers for some reason (sound).
     
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  6. Greenmachine

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    My favorite amp. Congrats. After that It's the 5f6a 1x15
     
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  7. Chiogtr4x

    Chiogtr4x Doctor of Teleocity

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    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!
     
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  8. aeyeq

    aeyeq Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    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.
     
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  9. arlum

    arlum Tele-Holic Platinum Supporter

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    You should put a big heavy roadie on retainer.
     
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  10. gridlock

    gridlock Poster Extraordinaire

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    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.
     
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  11. Chiogtr4x

    Chiogtr4x Doctor of Teleocity

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    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.
     
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    In your experience, would you say you prefer the blackface or silverface?
     
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  13. gridlock

    gridlock Poster Extraordinaire

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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!
     
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  16. gridlock

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    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.

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    Do you leave them on the dollys when you play them?
     
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    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.
     
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    Nice!
    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.

    [​IMG]
     
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  20. gridlock

    gridlock Poster Extraordinaire

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    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.
     
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