Fender amps: solid state or Tube Rectifer?

kingsxman

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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.
 

Brien

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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.
 

NTBluesGuitar

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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.
 

pula58

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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.
 

Brien

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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.
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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