Fender amps: solid state or Tube Rectifer?

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  1. kingsxman

    kingsxman Silver Supporting Member

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    Just curious. I picked up a 1968 Silverface Super REverb. It has a "cap" in it for the Tube rectifier. I'm going to pull the rectifier from my 59 bassman and do a comparison. Just curious as to what most people thing. I personally think I'll like the tube rectifer. My Budda SD45 has the ability to do both and I prefer the feel of "digging in" a bit with the Tube. But....its not a huge difference.
     
  2. Brien

    Brien Member

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    Tube is cooler-a little sag is nice. Caps are nice as backups. You could also check out Weber's copper caps.
     
  3. NTBluesGuitar

    NTBluesGuitar Member

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    +1 for Weber's Copper Caps.

    Pretty darn close to a tube's behavior (sag, etc.), and, at the very least, makes a great backup to have on hand.
     
  4. teleblaster

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    Plus the weber copper caps will make your amp run alot cooler.
     
  5. NTBluesGuitar

    NTBluesGuitar Member

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    Good point...they draw less from the power transformers keeping things cooler.
     
  6. pula58

    pula58 Silver Supporting Member

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    what would the difference be in amp "feel" and sound by using the Weber copper cap instead of a tube rectifier? Is there any down-side to the Copper cap?

    P.
     
  7. Brien

    Brien Member

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    They sound pretty damn similar to me. I run a regular tube rectifier but always keep the copper cap in my bag (they're indestructable) in case one fails. I can always count on it.
     

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