Look what I saw today

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  1. gridlock

    gridlock Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    A Super Amp. Appears all original except the handle. Too cool.

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  2. boredguy6060

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    It is indeed too cool, and my favorite Tweed.
     
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    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Ooooh!
    Saw?
    What does that mean?
    Was it at a friend's house?
    A junk shop with a $25 price tag?
    Did you plug in?
     
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    gridlock Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Very cool. A 1955. Original, tubes, power cord, innards, 10” Jensen’s. The first Super Amp that I’ve seen, other than in photos.

    A friends, not played it.
     
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    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I really want to try one of these...
     
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    did you buy it? that's a hell of a find
     
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  7. gridlock

    gridlock Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Too rich for me.
     
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    Did it follow you home?
     
  9. gridlock

    gridlock Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    No, but tempted. Never owned a tweed amp.
     
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  10. SAguitar

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    Me neither. Like you, I do own a '65 Deluxe Reverb but that is as close as I've come to a Tweed.
     
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    Wally Telefied Ad Free Member

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    This amp is at the latest a wide panel 5D4. The 1955 Super has a narrow panel cab with a more complex tone stack than the 5D4 has. In other words, the 1955 Super has five control pots instead of three as in the earlier Supers. If this amp is from 1955, it is a very early 1955 built amp with 1954 cab and circuit. And yes, there is a difference in the value even IF.....big if...the amp was built in early 1955.
    caveat emptor.....knowledge is power and can save a person some money. Given excellent and all-original condition, the range for the difference in value is between $1600 and just over $2000. Note: these numbers are not the value but the range of DIFFERENCE in the value between a 5D4 and the 5E4/5E4A amps. Narrow panels are always the most valuable within any model line. The 5F4 is more valuable still.
     
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    Papa Joe Friend of Leo's

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    My first Fender amp was a Super..Bought it new in early spring of 1959 along with my Jazzmaster..I gigged that amp until the mid 70s..
    it did a good job for me except I kept blowing speakers..Solved that issue by using a cross over with a 15" base speaker along with the two 10s..
     
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