The Most Ubiquitous Vintage Fender Amp?

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  1. trxx

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    Gigged, I would think a black face Deluxe Reverb. Recorded is likely all over the map. Lot's of funky little amps and customized amps are used for recording, as well as the whole range of everything else. But smaller amps are very common for recording and have been for a long time.
     
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    The Twin outnumbers all the others, by far.
     
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    My guess would be the Twin Reverb.
     
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    Most recorded? Most used as backline? Has to be either BF/SF Twin or Deluxe Reverb.
     
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    Blackface DR end of story
     
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    I hate to break it to everyone.... but ^^^ this ^^^ is the answer if you are looking only at number of units in the market! In no way am I suggesting it is the most desired, not even close. I don't believe they are "still" selling the way they were... but they had a long run of high volume sales.

    For the past 20 - 30 years I have had to rely on backline for a lot of gigs around the world.... The Hot Rod Deluxe and the '65 Twin were the most common Fender amps available. In the Studio, IME I would guess it has to be the BF Deluxe - original and/or re-issues.
     
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    As mentioned above and a few other times here ... Hot Rod Deluxe hands down as far as live situations. I'm basing this on my personal backline experience. *Obviously not a Fender but the JCM 900 (in abysmal condition o_O)is the runner up as far as sheer numbers.
    In studios, and again in my experience, it's Twin Reverbs of all varieties - BF, SF and the 65 reissue. I see way more Twins than Deluxes. Twins work really well for keyboards, vocals, electric violins and cellos, putting drums through - re-amping of any kind, etc.
     
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    Without a doubt it has to be one of the blackface/silverface models: Twin Reverb, Super Reverb, or Deluxe Reverb. Those are the ones I see on stage over and over.

    FWIW here are some approximate production numbers for the most popular blackface/silverface models, based on Greg Gagliano's serial number research:

    Champ 1964-1976 85,000
    Deluxe 1963-1976 45,000
    Princeton/Reverb 1964-1976 36,000
    Super Reverb 1963-1976 80,000
    Twin Reverb 1964-1976 68,000
    Vibrolux Reverb 1964-1976 34,000

    And, of course, production numbers don't prove anything about usage today. But they do say something about relative popularity at the time of production and that tends to carry over.
     
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    Not only do I "like" your retort, but I just love the pic of the '35 D18! Just, wow.
     
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    Thanks, but as my "name" here states, it's a '39. As for the guitar, yours is my response every time I pick it up. The thing plays almost as easily as my electrics. I've been incredibly blessed three times in my life: in order, my wife of 42 years, my son of 38 years and 47 years of that beat up, gorgeous old Martin. _585.JPG _587.JPG _588.JPG _589.JPG _589.JPG
     
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    Are we calling the hot rod series vintage amps now?

     
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    Ha, ha! No. But the first gen will be soon.
    Speaking strictly vintage as defined by todays standard definition - sf twin.

    *I have a 1992 pro jr and (I swear to god) it is at this point considered a "vintage" amp by anyone under 40.
     
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    My apologies.... no we are not.
    I simply overlooked the term "vintage".... :oops:
     
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    Good, bad or indifferent the word I've heard is that over it's 30 year production life Fender has sold more of these than any other.

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    Word on the Internet is the blackface Deluxe Reverb.

    My experience "on the street" tells me that it's the various silverface Bassman variants.
     
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    I read once that the Deluxe Reverb was the most recorded amp.
    I haven’t been to a bar or club to listen to a band over 5 years or so. I can’t claim that one was a clear leader over another.
     
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