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First gig with Super Reverb

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Leonc, Jul 3, 2006.

  1. Leonc

    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    ...and it went very, very well. Tremendously rich, wonderful cleans and thanks to my Crunch Box and L6 Crunch Tone, excellent OD/distortion sounds as well (couln't really play loud enough to get the amp to give it up). All my pedals worked great, actually. Was easily able to "get my sound" and find the inspiration at many points. Guess I don't need a 3+k amp afterall :)
     
  2. Dave Orban

    Dave Orban Gold Supporting Member

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    Ditto.

    I've been playing gigs with a '68 that a buddy loaned me, while my Chieftain is in the shop with a blown OT.

    The speakers are crap (old Music Man alnicos that fart a lot), but other'n that, it's all Super. And there's NOTHING wrong with gigging a Super.

    I may buy it off him.
     
  3. big mike

    big mike Moderator - EL34 Emeritas Staff Member

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    Miss my SFSR. Was a great amp. Sometime I'll get another.
     
  4. rmconner80

    rmconner80 Cantankerous Luddite Silver Supporting Member

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    Used to have a 68. They sound wonderful but it was too loud, big, and heavy for any gig of mine.
     
  5. BillyK

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    So what get's you that SR thang without the weight? Anything newer/less old than the vintage stuff? I've got some vintage Fenders, but I don't like the idea of bringing them out to clubs.
     
  6. Dana Olsen

    Dana Olsen Gold Supporting Member

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    I played my 4x10 Jim Kelley amp for years and years. It's even heavier, and even louder than a BFSR. The attenuator was a blessing.

    But I swear, those 4x10's are something! I love 'em! there's nothing like a good Super Reverb.

    Congrats Leon! I don't think I heard about this one - cool!

    Dana
     
  7. Sonic Reducer

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    Have you played out with your AC30 yet? Still diggin' it?
     
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    cbpickin Tweed Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Allen's Old Flame is supposed to be a 2x10 version of the Super. I have heard great things about them and almost bought one when I bought my Fargen. The only reason I didn't is cause I already have a '66 Super and I thought it would be redundant to spend that much on amp I already have.
    Supers take pedals very well. I stacked my OCD and my Eternity at rehearsal once and was suddenly struck with the impulse to play all the tunes off of Van Halen I that I used to know!
    :RoCkIn
     
  9. big mike

    big mike Moderator - EL34 Emeritas Staff Member

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    Interesting....I played Ron Thorn's 1x12 Old Flame combo, and man that's a killer amp. i was pushing it for OD though. Very touch sensitive.
     
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    Tag Gold Supporting Member

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  11. martins3325

    martins3325 Supporting Member

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    So value not withstanding ..which would you unload 1st the SR or VT40?
     
  12. Leonc

    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    The SR. As good as it is...the Ampeg suits me a bit better. With its deep cab, it has better low end. It's also a bit more flexible tone-wise and I still like the way it gives it up a bit better...but that could change as the SR ages a bit; I don't think the speakers have really broken in much yet. A few more gigs and some more recording time and it'll probably smooth out a bit.
     
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