Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by ShredSquatch, Sep 6, 2019.
I would get a super sonic because it’s the least fendery
Id grab that RI tweed deluxe... Throw some old rca glass in and forget the haters. Volume on 3 with the right tubes. sweep the tone depending on single coils or buckers.
Anything handwired, of course.
But your $$$ will go much further elsewhere, because you don't have to pay Marketing and fat CEO salaries.
I played a handwired Deluxe Reverb a few months ago and loved it. Either that or a Bassman RI and I'd be happy.
Supersonic 22w head.
I would take a machete over that any day though.
I’d get the Chris Stapleton Princeton.
I have a 67 Blackface Pro Reverb and a Moded Blues Jr. I really like the Vibrolux but I think it's similar to the Pro. I'm leaning more towards something tweed probably the '59 4x10 Bassman. I like this clip... the tone around 16 seconds.
Tweed Deluxe for me.
Have a bassman already, like. To grab a secon hand bassbreaker 30r
Probably a bandmaster. But only if I had to because I’m not a huge fan of fender amps.
Those Princeton reverbs are cool.
I still swap the speakers out and check the bias.
But while I’m in there prolly swap out some tubes tube.
I hate those new Jensen’s
The reissue stuff is fantastic, and is very tweakable. Speaker swaps, so on. It's a bit of a rabbit hole, but they are such flexible amps. Anything that faithfully follows anything close to a good blackface or tweed circuit tends to be when done right.
For my gigging purposes, a Deluxe or a Vibrolux probably would be right in my wheelhouse. For doing my own thing with no worries about volume, I'd go with a Super Reverb. Period.
I mean, to me it seems like there's 2 amps that are regularly being recommended on this thread, and they'd be my top recommendations as well.
- 59 Bassman LTD RI - I have one of these. Amazing sounding amp, brilliant clarity and punch and huge sound from the 4 x 10. Great headroom for pedals, but gets dirty if you need it to as well. The original inspired a generation of amps, what more do you need?
- If portability or volume were an issue - 68 Custom Vibrolux Reverb - now I haven't actually played one of these, but hear me out. I DID play the 68 Custom Deluxe Reverb (same series as the Vibrolux) side by side with the Bassman when I was looking at amps (my local store didn't have the Vibrolux), and it was great. Tone-wise, the custom channel could get quite close to the Bassman sound, and the Vintage channel had that classic Fender spank.
But for me there were 2 drawbacks - not enough clean headroom for my liking, and compared to the huge sound of the Bassman, the CDR just sounded... small. I'm not talking volume here, just the "bigness" of the sound (I hope that makes sense) from the 4x10 as opposed to the 1x12 left me a little cold. If I'd just played the CDR, I would have loved it.
Which brings me to the Custom Vibrolux Reverb, which addresses both of these drawbacks - more headroom, so can stay clean at higher volumes, but still get that great Fender grit without blowing out your windows, and a 2x10 cabinet for a bigger sound (plus I've heard the factory speakers in the Vibrolux are a significant upgrade on the one in the DR). What's not to love? If I ever was to move on for the Bassman, or need something a little smaller, this would be my choice.
'59 Twin JB.
64 Handwired Deluxe Reverb but they are something like $4000USD here.
I suppose a Supersonic 22 head. I really dug my old SS60 for classic and hard rock sounds. One of the best high gain fenders Ive played.
I mostly play doom metal, so... loud and clean fuzz platform... TRRI. Done.
I'd go Vibro King if I needed volume
WOW!!! Nice... and I LOVED that Princeton. If there was a 50 or 100 watt version of that. It would be perfect. I'm sure I'll add one of those to the family soon.
The Deluxe is nice. The new handwired versions are fantastic. On a side note did you get a Filmore?