Blackface deluxe: Clark vs Bruno?

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  1. Myron Stratis

    Myron Stratis Supporting Member

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    What do you think? I am thinking about 6V6 tubes. I know that lots of people think that Bruno makes the greatest blackface amps. Has anyone compared the Beaufort reverb (blackface) with the Cowtipper? Which one has the highest headroom?
     
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    How about a vintage Fender Blackface Deluxe Reverb? :)
     
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    By the way I really like your clean clip at the bogner website, sounds great!
     
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    Lots of money... And to tell you the truth I am interested in a modern take on blackface tone: Tight bass! :)
     
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    Thank you! Those clips are ooooooold!:)
     
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    the clark is much closer to a vintage fender than the bruno. the bruno is different amp, not so bright
     
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    I've read lots of things about Brunos: Smooth but airy, takes pedals well. I've read some comments that it gets dirty quickly. That is ok for my studio work but for live work it would be nice to have an amp with the highest possible headroom for 2 6V6's.

    What about Clarks? Tight punchy bottom or saggy and soft? Very bright? (bright scares me a little, I am planning to use pedals with the amp)
     
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    You are describing a Fargen blackbird. Great tight bass and smooth breakup. Also very reasonably priced!
     
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    Just a note to recommend the Fargen Blackbird 2x12 that Blunder is selling in the emporium. I owned it and wish I could buy it back. It is simply a phenomenal sounding Blackface Deluxe in a very cool cab. I have owned all of the cool older Fenders and this one is right their with a tighter bottom end with plenty of headroom. The reverb is also top notch and can be taken completely out of the circuit if desired. Truly a inspirational tone.
     
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    i'd guess a little bright and tight rather than saggy
     
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    If I am not mistaken, aren't you waiting for a Beaufort Reverb? Let us know when you get it! :)
     
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    Hi Myron

    Actually, Roe has a Rockford Reverb coming, it's due to ship on 8/1

    Regards, Bob
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    Cool! :) I must admit that Clark's look soooooo sweet...
     
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    yes, a rockford reverb
     
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    Brunos are the best. You can trust me 100% on this. You will not regret it. Get the bright and mid switch. Not a harsh tone anywhere, and the bass is tight as a drum. call ken or gene at Ultrasound and tell them tag sent you.
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    bronos are great, but not everybodys cup of tea. Some - including me- prefer a blackface fender, or a clone, over a bruno cowtipper.
     
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    I am pretty sure that Bruno has a fantastic clean tone. I will use the amp without any effects in the studio. The most important thing is to have enough useful headroom for small shows, using some pedals in front. I'll have to ask Ken about that, an amp that gets very dirty past 10 oclock in the volume might not be that useful for me. Maybe I could get more hedroom out of a 2x12 cab with 2 celestions:dude
     
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    Another nod for the Fargen Blackbird. My 40 watt Blackbird is like a DR/SR hybrid plus it gives such a rich saggy loveliness. Also a big plus is Ben Fargen is a really nice guy and was very helpful with all my questions before and after my purchase.

    http://www.fargenamps.com/
     
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    Hi Tag.....


    Have you already compared a cowtipper and a Fargen Blackbird ?.
     
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    When I ordered mine, Tony wanted to know what styles of music I played, what guitars, any effects (NO!), etc... From what I told him, he voiced mine accordingly. It's VERY clean almost all of the way up. DEFINITELY get the Mid and Bright switches - they're quite helpful. Big, rich, thick, and never, ever harsh. The perfect clean amp.

    I shouldn't say anything about Clark. He's here in Cayce, I think. :) Never tried one of his amps, though...
     

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