Does anyone else love their Twin Reverb?

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  1. lannyhall

    lannyhall Member

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    I like vintage Fender amps. I've had just about everything from the blackface/silverface era (plus several tweeds and browns as well). I mainly use my Princeton Reverb (Paul C mod, Stokes mod) with a 15" extension speaker (EV SRO). That helps me get some nice tone, but I just spent a couple of hours with my '68 Twin Reverb and fell in love again. That is such a great amp.

    The TR brings so much authority to the table. I'm using a couple of JBL D120F speakers, and the tone I get, especially with my Telecaster, is so fine.

    Does anyone else love their Twin?


    P.S. Although I'm mainly Fender guy, I've had lots of other amps as well, including BadCats, Matchless, Bruno, Two Rock, Vox, Blueverb, Clark, Victoria . . .
     
  2. TYY

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    Of course. There's a reason why it's acheived such legendary status. They are kinda unpopular these days with all the little amps being the rage. But the twin is still the king. I have a '69 with original grey D120Fs.
     
  3. deeval

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    Much Love here for my 66 TR here! In fact I just used it for a Gig last Sat and I see why so many great players loved to use the TR,s.:agree
     
  4. mageerc

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    It is a truly fine amp until it needs to be picked up... ugh!!
     
  5. Squigglefunk

    Squigglefunk Senior Member

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    I like em

    better cleans than a dumble!
     
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    buddyboy Gold Supporting Member

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    I love them and don't even own one! Had a 65 back in the day. Used to gig it all the time. Sold it for $300 in 1984
     
  7. SoulToStrings

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    Love my Twin Reverb, use it all the time.

    The king of clean and great with pedals too. Mine also has jbl speakers. See pics and hear it at www.soultostrings.com

    STS
    Melodic instrumental guitar music
     
  8. lannyhall

    lannyhall Member

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    Interesting music!
     
  9. Han Solo

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    Another Twin player here. I have several amps, Fender (BF & SF), Marshall and boutique, but since I bought a Twin as a grab and go amp :messedup...(well, it is the only combo I have..) I find myself playing it all the time, even at home. And I have the SF 135W no less...

    I replaced the original speakers with RW&B's, which have a very even response, and now it has classic Fender cleans with a useable range on the treble pot.

    Great amp.
     
  10. funkycam

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    +1
    I freakin love my twin.
    75 or 76 SF with the MV bypassed.

    I always tell people "the light ones don't sound any good"

    the reissues are blah tho IMO. gotta be mid 70's or earlier.
     
  11. MattH

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    I had a 73 that had been 'blackfaced/mv removed' that I drug all over the midwest for a couple years. Tough/reliable as heck...sounded great too. At the time I was switching between a telecaster and a Rickenbacker 12 string. It was a super amp with both of these guitars.

    I liked everything about it except the load in/out :)
     
  12. teleman55

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    I love my Deluxe Reverb. And My Pro Reverb. But I tell ya, My other guitar player loves his Twin Reverb. With big-assed EV speakers no less. We'll do a show where my Deluxe is fine and he'll use the Twin. And he sounds great. Must have the volume on about 3, but he sounds great.
     
  13. Flyin' Brian

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    Great amps! I worked in a music store in 1966-71. We sold brand new Twin Reverbs for $300!!!! I shoulda bought a couple of dozen and hoarded them.
     
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    openbar Silver Supporting Member

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    It's all relative, you could've gotten a decent used car for $300 then too!
     
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    dhodgeh Silver Supporting Member

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    It was a semi-beat up 75 Twin Reverb that I scored in a pawn shop in 1996 that got me back into playing after a 20 year hiatus.

    I just fired the thing up last night for the first time in a long while. Plugged in my Grosh Retro Classic VT, and whoa, tonal bliss even at tolerable volume . Think I'm going to leave it out a while.

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  16. KHK

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    I have a '66 that is a great, great amp. I would love to play it again if my brother would ever send it back to me. It used to sound incredible with Altecs in it but it was kinda heavy. I sure hope he still has those speakers.
    Anyway, the only big ass amp that I can think of that sounds juicy and full at a low volume...and only gets better as the dial goes up.
     
  17. Daniel-San

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    I do love my Twin indeed...lovely amp!
     
  18. Cussion

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    Yeah, they're great.. They have created so many great tones over the years.

    Keith Richards / Mick Taylor ("Sticky Fingers")
    Carlos Santana / Neal Schon ("Caravanserai")
    Jerry Garcia / Bob Weir
    Mike Bloomfield
    Johnny Winter
    Jorma Kaukonen
    Peter Green

    etc.
     
  19. SoulToStrings

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    Thanks for checkin my site Lanny.

    These twin reverbs are such amazing tools for creating music. If you haven't tried this, try running in stereo with another twin or clean amp.

    Put a chorus or delay, its heavenly.

    I love the neck/middle pickup selection on a strat with vintage pickups too. Keep those twins singin guys.

    www.soultostrings.com
    Melodic guitar music
     

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