If you had to choose one for max giggage mileage...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Joe Gamble, May 28, 2008.

  1. Joe Gamble

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    Out of these three amps, which would you chose for an all-around gig machine workhorse?

    '65 Deluxe Reverb
    '65 Pro Reverb
    '68 Super Reverb

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  2. mbetter

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    The deluxe. You can always mic it, can't make the big boys smaller.
     
  3. re-animator

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    attenuator.

    get the pro. Deluxe will never match the depth, and firm bottom end. I prefer the super, but the '65 pro will probably be worth more in the long run.
     
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    all good ones so not a bad choice in that bunch :)
     
  5. 62Tele

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    After owning at least one of each of those (like three or four DR's I think) and a Vibrolux to boot, my fav is still - a Twin with a half power switch. No, really. You can handle ANY situation and with comparable speakers it is only a couple of more pounds than the Pro. And since their not the flavor of the month, you can still get pretty good deals. Then get a DR or a PR for little quiet stuff. I like the 20 watters, but they can really get lost in the mix with a hard hitting drummer and I've never had to rely on the sound system or sound guy to get me heard.

    But, given the three - I'd go SR. Pro's have an output transformer that's not my fav and the twin on half power sounds a lot better with that extra iron. Keep in mind though that a SR is hardly any lighter than a Twin if that's an issue.
     
  6. GuitarsFromMars

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    65 Pro...if you're gigging with a band.I miss the one I had.I had a SFDR for 15 years on the gig.
     
  7. Joe Gamble

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    Very cool points of view guys, although there doesn't seem to be a consensus. I actually own all three that I listed but have to sell two. Not cool.
     
  8. doc

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    Completely depends on the type gigs you play. If its mostly small clubs with lowish volume blues or jazz or recording, keep the Deluxe. If its classic rock with a somewhat loud band in medium size venues, keep the Super. If it was me, I'd probably keep the Pro and get an attenuator.
     
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    Workhorse = DR
     
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    Man, I'd be happy with all of the above. I just got the opportunity to play a 65 Pro Reverb a while back though and I have to say it's the Fender amp that I'll compare all others to from now on. Just amazing. But all three are fabulous!!! I LOVE DR and Supers too. I guess this is a worthless response.
     
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    Tone King Meteor II 1x12 (40W 4x6V6 or flip 1/2 power switch for 20W 2x6V6). Add 1x12 ext cab for larger venues.
     
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