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Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Hpilotman, May 9, 2021.
Still flogging Ye Olde Zinky NFB deal...1300 bucks. no thanks.
I was expecting some higher end speaker on the Vibro Champ one, but it's equipped with a cheap Celestion Ten 30. I'd expect good Jensens, perhaps alnico ones. The Custom Pro Reverb 68' seems to be a better deal since it's equipped with a Neo Creamback. However, I'd expect a $999 price tag and an FX loop.
Don't know why Fender doesn't provide loops and power attenuator on their amps. This one is almost perfect (comes with a Jensen P12Q speaker):
But....the vibro champ sounds exquisite!
In real life...not so much in the demo above, jeez that sounded harsh
Don't they already have this covered with either the Princeton, Deluxe Reverb, Super Reverb, or Twin Reverb?
I'll take the used handwired twin/super/bassman for less money and sound better. That definitely wasn't the best clean tone ever.
The new 68 Pro is a 40 watt single 12 amp.
It will have more clean headroom than a Princeton or Deluxe.
It has the older, better sounding (IMO) bias- type tremolo, instead of the SF/BF photo-cell tremolo.
It has a neodymium speaker, so the all tube amp is fairly light.
It’s also considerably smaller/lighter than a Super or Twin.
I am anxiously awaiting a chance to try one out.
I expect I’ll buy/try one soon.
It seems like a well considered addition to the line, IMO.
Fender lacks a range of low powered amps with 12" high-end speakers.
Get rid of: reverb, tremolo, dual cab jacks, footswitch jack, insane headroom.
Bring: enough power for small venues, FX loop, a power attenuator and alnico or lightweight speakers, like these Neo Creamback ones.
If they could offer it in the $899-999 range, I'd call this innovation.
You could always buy one of these instead.
I hope you weren't thinking I meant you should spend 10k, lol. This, a trip to the tech, and a cab is my idea of a budget vintage rig.
A 1x12 Pro is an imposter, just like the PCB thing they tried to pass off on us in the 90s. Real Fender Pros have either a 1x15 or 2x12 speaker array.
People have finally "discovered" the magic in the original Pro Reverb, blackface models have gone up over $1,000 in the last two years.
I owned a 1973 Fender Pro Reverb with Utah Electronics 2 x 12 speakers. Great Amp and they were commonly commonly called "Baby Twins" back then.
The Title of this thread is New Fender Amp Model and not RE-ISSUE Fender Amp. Completely different amp using the Pro Reverb Name.
the pro is almost exactly what i have been looking for.
Kind of a half twin.
The Fender Amps today are much cheaper in price than they were in 1970.
Example : A Pro Reverb 2 x 12 sold for $460.00 in 1970. In today's dollars that is $3,140.00
That makes the $1300 price tag for the Pro Reverb a steal.
Value of $460 from 1970 to 2021
$460 in 1970 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $3,140.29 today, an increase of $2,680.29 over 51 years. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 3.84% per year between 1970 and today, producing a cumulative price increase of 582.67%.
That may very well be, but you can buy non-MV non-UL Pro Reverbs all day long for around 1.5K.
The modern version isn't hand wired like the old one so the numbers don't crunch properly. Needs some EQ to work that one out and then you arrive at around 3k or thereabout for a US built hand wired fender made with components that mostly aren't what they used to be. So who is doing the stealing?
what's the last actually new Fender amp, outside of modeling stuff?
15 Kilos sounds good
Sorry, but the new Jensen speakers are nothing like the old ones and not great at all. You have an Italian speaker company who swooped in and took the name and is trading off its equity. Either buy a vintage Jensen and re-cone it, or buy a new one from Warehouse, Weber, Celestion that works and sounds great. Don't be fooled.