• New Sponsor: ShipNerd, Ship Your Gear with Us... for less! Click Here.

Equivalent trade for 1966/1967 Blackface Super Reverb

lemmiwinks

Member
Messages
643
I own two blackface super reverbs. I want to trade them. What are equivalnet trades. I was thinkings a lower wattage and a higher wattage trade.

what do you think?

I was hoping a blackface twin reverb and then something smaller. I want to hopefully keep it vintage. A blackface deluxe reverb would be awesome, but I don't think it will happen.

Someone offered me a Goodsell super 17 mk 2. Don't know much about them.
 

teleking36

Silver Supporting Member
Messages
3,991
how much lower wattage do you want to go? if you wanna keep it in the family, a nice blackface princeton reverb or maybe even a brownface princeton would be great. they're incredible amps and are well suited for small stages and recording applications.
 

lemmiwinks

Member
Messages
643
I'm very happy to keep it in the family. So do think a super reverb for a princeton reverb (blackface) is an equal trade or would there be money also?
 

mrface2112

Member
Messages
2,047
It really depends on your local marketplace. Around here, you can get a blackface super for around $1200, depending on year, originality and condition. Princeton Reverbs usually go for about that, too. Deluxe Reverbs are still fetching $1800-2000.

The problem is, no one wants supers anymore b/c they're so big and loud.....

good luck!

cheers,
wade
 

teleking36

Silver Supporting Member
Messages
3,991
I'd say that in this market it would be very close to an even swap. The recent PR Reissue has driven the price of the originals up consderably. When I bought my 1968 princeton reverb early for $1000 in 2009, I couldn't afford the extra $400-500 it was going to cost me to get a true blackface PR. I'd say that most clean examples of the '65-'67 princeton reverbs will fetch anywhere from $1,200-1,600. Trading a nice blackface SR straight up for a PR might not seem like a deal, but the market seems to be giving these two amps close to equal value.

Princeton Reverbs are seriously great amps. You'll rarely here anyone say a bad thing about them.
 

fuzzz boxx

Member
Messages
28
Weird... I too am thinking of trading my Super for a Princeton. Googled and found this gear page post. Mine's a '66.

Has anyone traded their vintage amp to a boutique amp maker for 1 of their new amps?
 

TELECOLLECTOR

Astro Boy - who knew?
Platinum Supporting Member
Messages
977
Let me state that I have a 1962 Brown Princeton, a 1966 BF Princeton, and a 1969 SF Princeton.

I also have a 1965 BF SR.

I fully understand the logistics of "big, loud and heavy = bad".

BUT.

No way in the world would I trade off my BF SR for a Princeton.

That amp (to me) is one of my finest sounding.

And, goodness, to trade both BF SR's for a BF Twin (talk about LOUD and STILL heavy) and a BF PR to me would never happen.

I do understand and agree with some folks saying the current market says BF PR value = BF SR value. You DO have two BF SR's.......keep the best, and trade the other for a BF PR or (better yet) a BF DR.
 

lemmiwinks

Member
Messages
643
I would love to trade for a BFDR. and I am keeping the best SR.

I love Super Reverbs, I just need to get a smaller venue amp.
 

Blindspot

Member
Messages
5,676
A good Princeton Reverb is such a great, great amp and it is versatile - you can use it at home, and gig with it up to a point. I think if I could only have one or the other, I'd take a Princeton Reverb. But then I have a Princeton Reverb. And a Super Reverb. Really, you need one of each.

At least...;)

 

lemmiwinks

Member
Messages
643
A good Princeton Reverb is such a great, great amp and it is versatile - you can use it at home, and gig with it up to a point. I think if I could only have one or the other, I'd take a Princeton Reverb. But then I have a Princeton Reverb. And a Super Reverb. Really, you need one of each.

At least...;)


WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

drpicklo

Silver Supporting Member
Messages
773
Awesome! I have a few of the piggy back amps and a super reverb. I like the bassman and bandmasters b/c to go to practice I only need to bring the head (leave the cab there and have several cabs at home).

I am also looking for a smaller combo for small blues jams (other band is original alt rock). Maybe a princeton or deluxe reverb...

Again, beautiful collection!
 

Tone Meister

Member
Messages
3,266
A good Princeton Reverb is such a great, great amp and it is versatile - you can use it at home, and gig with it up to a point. I think if I could only have one or the other, I'd take a Princeton Reverb. But then I have a Princeton Reverb. And a Super Reverb. Really, you need one of each.

At least...;)


I'm gonna be sick ...
 

luv2playm

Silver Supporting Member
Messages
733
Am I imagining things, or are these amps, with their shining jewel lights, begging to be played? (Great photo!) :aok
 

Doc58

Member
Messages
114
I wouldn't let go of my Super Reverbs for anything...nothing. They're absolutely the best Amp Fender ever built. If you're a Blues Slinger, they're the best Amp for the Venue bar none.
Yes, they're heavy...so are allot of Amps. Yes, they're loud...so are allot of Bands.
It's easy to tone down a Super Reverb and play in just about any situation. EASY!
2 Years ago you couldn't find a Clean Super Reverb, and I saw them going for $3500 easy.
Folks, the Vintage Market has taken a plunge. This is the reason Supers are being sold for less. I see Super Reverbs for sale far under what they should be selling for because the people need the cash...They'll regret letting their Super's go cheap!
Now Me! I assure you, I'm buying up as many clean Super Reverbs as I can!
Avg. $1800- $2000 ea.
Super Reverbs are going for $2000 to $2500 on E-Bay at the moment and some of them are a bit nappy. I've seen the real clean original Supers sell as high as $4000...
You won't find a real pro without a Super Reverb and it is a highly regarded part of the Amplifier Arsenal. believe me! I wouldn't leave home without one!
"If it's too loud...your too old" Doc
 

jcs

Member
Messages
8,093
Super Reverbs are not hard to find....Black or Silverface, they sold lots of them.....they ain't rare and there are plenty of nice ones sitting around in homes and apartments because they are just too heavy and bulky to move around.

That said, i love Super Reverbs and own a 71 SR myself along with a 65 Princeton to cover the BF tones.

Would i pay up for a super clean BF Super Reverb? Not me!

Give me a well serviced specimen that is a bit tattered for half price or less but thats me!

If you want more clean headroom, go with a non reverb Princeton or Deluxe and save some money.
 




Trending Topics

Top Bottom