Patiently waiting 74 twin reverb

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  1. jed mac

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    So I’m patiently waiting for my deal to done. See I have a fella who wants my old Mesa and frankly I’m tired of it and want something with both reverb and tremolo. During my searches I came across a beautiful twin reverb that recently had a full cap job and flight case! It’s in beautiful shape but has had the speakers changed to vintage 30s . The fella that wants my amp should be here tonight if he gets off early enough and giving me enough to buy the fender about 4 pedals and is giving me a mxr carbon copy delay to boot . Then the the one with the fender offered to deliver the amp to me . Now I’m sure you want to see pictures of this stunning dream 2E1D8C80-DC4F-4648-8C6B-40F4DB0709A8.jpeg B2F7CFD2-EEA9-4737-B4E4-C038998C99B7.jpeg
     
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    Enjoy it! People rag on them, but I love mine. I keep both channel and master at 5 or so and its a good home amp at a reasonable volume. PLENTY of clean and power available. Heavy as hell, but worth it. Playing is a hobby for me so I dont have to move it a lot, but the flight case wheels will help with that one. Mine came with the original caster wheels.

    Enjoy it and hopefully the whole transaction works out! My 75 Twin is below.
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    love me some clean 70's twins!
     
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    Enjoy it! Contrary to what is often said on the webs, you can get a great tone turned way down low. It just won't be overdriven. Every time I hear someone say they are too loud for the house, I want to yell USE THE VOLUME KNOB DOUGH HEAD!
     
  5. jed mac

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    Yeah I sure hope it doesn’t fall through
     
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    dhodgeh Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    The reverb drenched sounds of a Twin Reverb can be sonic bliss.

    Even though I don't play it much, I've have a 74 TR my self that I bought back in the 90's. At the time, it was my first gear purchase in over 25 years and was the catalyst to pull my Strat out from under the bed and start back playing.

    Good Luck with the deal.

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    There's something magical that happens when you plug a tele into a twin.
     
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    I wouldn’t know, the only one I’ve played was with a Gretsch . He actually despises a telecaster. At one time I liked a hear darker sounding amp and the last few years I’ve taken a interest in a brighter more shimmering sound like my friend’s fender .I’ve alway been drawn to telecaster
     
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    If those speakers are well broken in, they sound great in a Twin Reverb.
     
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    If not do you think my friend will let me have his jbls?
     
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    The Twin is the amp that all other amps are judged by.
    I've tried to lighten my load and get rid of my Twin....but I just can't do it.
    Mine doesn't move much....that makes it a lot easier to keep.
    If I was loading it in/out once a week I'd probably love it less.
    Country to surf, it does it all. If you need some dirt, there are plenty of pedals out there.
     
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    Do you have a forklift?:oops::rolleyes::D:D
     
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    39martind18 Friend of Leo's

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    I don't have a 70s Twin, but how 'bout a '68? 20180312_184725.jpg

    Went into a local Music-Go-Round a while back, and they had a late 70s Ultralinear equipped with JBL E120s. Tried to pick it up, and thought, "Is this thing bolted to the floor?" Lord, it was HEAVY, probably a bit north of 100 lb!
     
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    That’s how I feel about my Mesa
     
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    Yup! It's why I'm playing through a TMDR now- a lot less aches, back and otherwise!:cool:
     
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    What are the tone master like ? The twin is less than the new tonemaster
     
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    Mine is the Tone Master Deluxe Reverb, and it's that and not a Twin, sonically. That said, the TM is a great sounding amp, and at less than 30 lb, my 70 year old back absolutely LOVES it. If you're young and strong, go for the Twin. Every guitarist should have one in their stable at one time or another.
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    Probably not quite 100 lbs, but probably headed in that vicinity. I have a late 70's Ultralinear with Weber California's and they are similar to the JBL E120'. Loud, clean and clear. I love that amp and will never part with it. Got it for a song and it was in immaculate condition. They are not for everybody, but it now seems that what was old and passé is now new again. Do a cap job, change out all the electrolytics, new tubes and they are good for another 50 years.

    Install rollers on the bottom of the cab. It will save your back for sure.
     
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    The '68 was mine, but traded for a TMDR last November. I felt the Twin deserved to be used, and I'm back to doing a solo act, so the TMDR made a lot more sense. I have my '70 DR I've put a 2x10 baffle in, loaded with JBLs, running 6L6s and a SS rectifier, so that is covered.

    The Ultralinear Twin at the music store had E120 JBLs in it. Each of them weighs in at 11.5 Kg (a little over 23 lb. each) X 2 = around 47 lb in speakers alone. I'm not sure if your Webers weigh that much, but I AM sure they sound great.
     
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