Super Reverb UK

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  1. 4192362

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    Hi there,


    A friend of mine is in the market for a Super Reverb, no particular period Vintage or RI.

    Trouble is we don't know what kind of price we should be paying for one in the United Kingdom.

    Any pointers or leads would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers,

    Luke
     
  2. Wally

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    Have you tracked completed auctions on the Euro ebay?
     
  3. homesick345

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    I dunno about prices in UK, but I would suggest you source a 70-72 super. Excellent amps , my favourite period. The cab was still solid pine in principle, the speakers supposed to be CTS alnico

    Really THE super reverb tone as we imagine it
     
  4. strat84

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    Well there's a RI on Ebay UK at the moment at £650, it may go for more but I have seen them go for less on classified websites. I agree with Homesick though, hold out for an early silverface. I have a '71 which I got at a decent price. It isn't the cleanest looking amp but what a sound! :)
     
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    Exactly my amp. A 71 not that clean looking at all - but, oh Lord...
     
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    Your major problem is being in the uk for vintage fender amps. You just have to hold out and keep your ear to the ground. I'll keep a look out here in Yorkshire.
     
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    Believe it or not, we don't have this problem here. Plenty of good old sf amps. and some bf...
     
  8. 4192362

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    I've just looked again, and I must be a complete donut, as I can't see it.

    There is a '66 on there though.

    Leebman - thanks for keeping an eye out, sorry about the Excelsior BTW.

    Personally I can't justify an amp of this size/stature ATM, but if my mate (Lee) does go for one, ill be sure to try it!

    Has anyone had a '65 RI what are they like in your experience?

    Cheers luke
     
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    No problem the excelsior story goes on and on.
     
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    It may have ended now, they come up on ebay all the time though just keep an eye out.

    I've only ever played one RI and it was a while ago. I can remember it sounding pretty good. I also had DRRI which sounded great to me but sold it when I picked up a '69.

    Good luck
     
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    1. The grill is post 72/73... (guess it's 74 & up) - so definitely not an original 70, at least the grill (but I'd guess the whole amp) - it should have a tailed logo..

    2. The reverb-on-both-channels is one of the worst things you could possibly do to a vintage fender. Yuck yuck & more yuck

    3. A BIG part of the attraction to the early sf supers, is the CTS alnicos. I mean a HUGE part.

    pass
     
  14. 4192362

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    That 70's super does seem over the odds on price, I don't understand how altering something that vintage and desirable makes it more expensive.

    On a side note my Dad has been talking about upgrading to a better amp, so it looks we'll be trawling localish guitar shops this weekend, hopefully ill be able to try some if the bigger/better Fender amps out. One local shop has a mint '59 Bassman RI for sale ATM.

    I hate looking for new gear, especially if its not for me!

    Now I'm GASing for a new amp, roll on tax rebate ;)
     
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    Hi guys


    Due to a good stretch of well paid work, i have some money available to buy a Super Reverb.

    I'm considering importing from the USA to England.

    Has anyone else done this with a large amp? What are the pitfalls and are 75 Silverfaces worth $1000?


    Luke
     
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    You can import amps no problem. I do sometimes buy from USA - the piftall is you gonna have to convert electricity & that's a big drag

    You seem all set for a Super Reverb... Wait a bit, buy a UK model, & stick to 70-73. THey are cheap & great.
     
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    The RI I tried was horrible
     
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    Great SF years

    Some folks like the SF better than the BF ..... in certain amps


    My SFSR does not have a drip edge, but, kicks royal butt.

    fyi
     
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    So the RI is bad?


    Luckily i have two friends, ones an electrician, and the other assembles stupidly expensive circuits for a living, so i think the transformer issues should be able to be sorted.

    Guess i'll keep looking, ideally im after a BF from 63-67.
     
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    I haven't seen any for sale lately. Importing a large amp like that will be expensive I was quoted for a deluxe and it was around £200 and you will pay tax and import duty on top. For that sort of money I'd be tempted to go to the states and bring one back instead of regular luggage.
     
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