I Miss My Twin

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by squeally dan, Jul 23, 2006.

  1. squeally dan

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    I sold my twin to get a Dr. Z Maz 38 which I love. Still i miss being able to turn an amp up and it still stay real clean. The Twin was so dang heavy but I am starting to miss it. Does Fender make a haed version of the Twin? I like the clean headroom of the Twin but I would like it in a lighter package. Is their such a beast? Bandmaster head maybe? Fender Pro?
     
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    Look for an early silverface showman reverb. It's a twin in head form.
     
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    Showman is 100 watts.
     
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    Thats what Elvis said!! :crazy
     
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    The Showman is exactly the same amp as a twin reverb, so I think the wattage is actually closer to 80 on the early silverfaces. No matter, they're still really loud!
     
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    A twin in a head is called a dual showman
     
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    Welcome to the world of EL84's.:crazyguy
     
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    ANyone gig with a Showman. I'd love to hear more. I'm playing about 1-2 times per week with a wedding band (everything from Kool & the Gang, Cameo & to SRV).
     
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    Just get a '64 Vibroverb reissue. Stays clean for the most part with the ss rectifier switch engaged, and it's a loud 50 watts with a 15" speaker.
     
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    Things to try. Fender Pro Reverb with a set of Jensen Neo Speakers in it. Makes the amp real light. One of my old favorite amps was a Super Showman Head.

    Also for a small amp that will do a great Blacface sound is the Carr Rambler with a Jensen C12N reissue Speaker in it. Also I think an Eminence Wizard would sound good in that amp.

    As far as the Twin goes. Well a great one sounds great but the reality is they are freakin way to heavy for this oldster.

    My 2 cents.
     
  12. squeally dan

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    I figured since I have some 1x12 and 2x12 cabinets some type of head without the speaker would be beste and be lighter.
     
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    AM I wrong in thinking that using something like a Showman and a seperate cab. would at least cut the weight of a twin in half?
     
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    No your not wrong. If thats what you want do it. :BEER

    One of the things I noticed about the Dr Z's is Mike had said he was looking for something between a Pro Reverb and an AC30 and I think he got it right but it just dosnt do it for me at all.
     
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    I've been using a 100 watt Marshall Head and 2x12 Cab but have been hunting a way to get that sound out of a smaller lighter rig myself.

    Though I'm having my amp built by a good friend. I'm having a JTM45 1X12 Combo built by Steve at SDG Vintage Amps www.sdgvintage.com . Mine is gonna run off of 6V6's, EL34's, 6550's etc....
     
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    Thanks! Looks like it already sold. I hate I missed that!
     
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    Talk to David Allen to see if he'll resurrect his 80 watt Tone Savor.

    It has all the high powered Twin Reverb cleans , a built -in 3 knob reverb,
    and half power capability taking it into Pro Reverb territory. A great amp!

    Allen amps come highly recommended (do a search on this forum)
     
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    That sounds very cool.
     
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    You'd get two relatively easily portable packages, rather than one leaden deadweight.

    But please note that it is the Dual Showman Reverb that is the same circuit as a Twin Reverb. A non-reverb Showman or Dual showman is a somewhat different design. They're all clean machines, though. The Dual Showman reverb and Dual showman want a 4 Ohm load. The plain old Showman wants an 8 Ohm load. That's something to consider when you're shopping.
     

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