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I can't choose! Silverface Twin Reverb or '03 Super Reverb!?!

spiffyroutine

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So I'm being offered some killer deals on both of these amps, but I don't know which one to get!

Which would you choose: The silverface 100-watt twin reverb with the master volume, or the 40-watt '03 super reverb reissue?

At the moment I have a '55 Tremolux, but it's only 15-watts, so I need something beefier.

Street smarts, are of course, appreciated!
 

ReddRanger

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I'm sure people will chime on the value aspects of a silverface compared to RI, which is not my specialty.

But if it comes to down to just gigging usability, I would have more use for the Super Reverb. The 100w Twin would be overkill for my needs. In general, I prefer Supers over Twins anyhow.

Just my .02
 

Unburst

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Does the Twin have the pull boost on the MV?

If yes then I'd get the Super.

In fact I'd probably get the Super anyway :D
 

BadHat

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That Twin has all the classic clean tones in it. I have a SRRI and a silverface Vibrosonic Reverb which is basically a Twin with a 15 inch speaker, there's no comparing the two. The Vibro is just about the nicest tone I've ever experienced from my fingers, and that Super ain't really a bargain to lug around either with those 4 speakers in it.
 

davess23

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If really clean and really loud is your deal, get the Twin.

If sweet breakup when cranked, and plenty loud enough, just not to the point of bleeding eardrums, is you, then get the Super.
 

BadHat

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I hear a lot of people talking about how ****** the pull boost is, I just don't use it, the amp sounds totally killer. It doesn't really give you any breakup anyway.
 

spiffyroutine

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So I'm being offered some killer deals on both of these amps, but I don't know which one to get!

Which would you choose: The silverface 100-watt twin reverb with the master volume, or the 40-watt '03 super reverb reissue?

At the moment I have a '55 Tremolux, but it's only 15-watts, so I need something beefier.

Street smarts, are of course, appreciated!
Just a quick note - the offers are $650 for the Twin, and $750 for the Super, if that has any correlation as to which one I should get.

Also, would you say it'd be crazy of me to offer a trade: my '55 Tremolux (but not in the original cab) for both amps?
 

BadHat

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I wouldn't do a trade, just get the Twin and keep the Tremolux. You can always pick up one of those Supers anywhere.
 

spiffyroutine

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Man - so many strong opinions on both sides! Any arguments to tip the balance?

I'm leaning towards the Twin at this point.
 

soldano16

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You can always pick up one of those Supers anywhere.
And you can always find a SF twin, even one without a master volume, for cheap. The amp that used to rule the world doesn't seem to be all that desirable these days. And TONS of them were made.
 

Tag

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So I'm being offered some killer deals on both of these amps, but I don't know which one to get!

Which would you choose: The silverface 100-watt twin reverb with the master volume, or the 40-watt '03 super reverb reissue?

At the moment I have a '55 Tremolux, but it's only 15-watts, so I need something beefier.

Street smarts, are of course, appreciated!

SRRI. One of the best sounding amps you can buy at any price.
 

BadHat

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well, everyone has an opinion. I have both, they are both great amps.
I prefer the Twin(Vibrosonic)
I had to change out the Jensens in the Super, they were too farty at high volumes.
I never found it to have a whole lot of breakup, not till I put the Fat Boost in front and cranked the amp, then it sounded incredible, but it was crazy loud by then.
 

burner

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So I'm being offered some killer deals on both of these amps, but I don't know which one to get!

Which would you choose: The silverface 100-watt twin reverb with the master volume, or the 40-watt '03 super reverb reissue?

At the moment I have a '55 Tremolux, but it's only 15-watts, so I need something beefier.

Street smarts, are of course, appreciated!

Given that I just had two brand new Twin Reverb Reissues go tits up straight outta' the box, I'd put my vote of confidence in the SF Twin,no question.
They can also be excellent platforms for mods if you are so inclined.
 
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Snobs like to diss MV Twins, I have two and love'em for steel and Tele. Of course, they are for loud clean sounds. If you want tube distortion, get the Super. Either way you'll be REALLY LOUD!
 

spiffyroutine

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So it seems like Super Votes - 4, Twin Votes - 2

But man: good arguments on both sides - kind of makes it troublesome!

I suppose I'm just going to have to figure it out through playing each when I see them next week.

I guess I'm just curious as to how clean the Super Reverb is, and how loud it can get staying clean. I too think the Twin's 100w is overkill for the kind of venues I'd use it in.
 




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