NAD: Reeves Super 78

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Eugene, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. Eugene

    Eugene Supporting Member

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    Have been on the prowl for a while looking for a modded-plexi type of amp. Looked at all the usual suspects (Friedman, Suhr, Metroplex) and then came across some demo's of the Reeves (esp. the Doug Rappaport one...yowza!). Called up Cliff at DAG and a few days later it was on my doorstep. I'm running it through an Avatar 4x12 with Greenbacks and this thing just smokes! What an amazing amplifier...I haven't had this much fun playing in a LONG while. Kudos to both Cliff (who is a wealth of knowledge) as well as Bill at Reeves (who patiently answers any and all questions). It's such a great time to buy an amp....so many awesome choices out there.

    I'd highly recommend checking out the Super 78 if you're looking for a wicked sounding 50 watt EL34 amp. Now I need to figure out how to add a Jimmy to the stable lol!
     
  2. DownByLaw

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    I seriously looked at the Reeves amps when I was shopping. (wound up with a suhr l67) All the clips of the Reeves sounded excellent to me. Good luck with the new amp.

    Patrick
     
  3. Troubleman

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    I have one.
    I almost parted with it.
    Were it not for a Tire-kicker arse here on TGP who committed and then flaked, it'd be gone.
    I'm kinda glad its not.
    I'm not in the band where I was using it any longer, but with my new Suhr Class Pro HSS guitar the thing is just sick.
    Mine has Power Scaling - absolutely love it : )



    jb
     
  4. FFTT

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    Really well built, great sounding and rock solid roadworthy.

    More in the 80's hair metal range than I wanted, so I went for a 50 Jimmy.
     
  5. mickelodeon

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    Hmmmm... what were you running with it? I'm kind of curious because I've got one that I love, and I don't hear 80s in there at all - though I admittedly just kinda sound like plain old me at the best of times anyway.
     
  6. FFTT

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    Custom Super Strat into Fanes.

    The 78 is FINE! I've just got another amp that covers that territory.
     
  7. Eugene

    Eugene Supporting Member

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    Uh oh...please don't tell me I need to start wearing spandex now lol!
     
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    Just listened to the Doug Rappoport clip, he makes every amp sound killer :)
     
  10. Eugene

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    That's the clip that pushed me over the edge....totally killer!
     
  11. FFTT

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    Yeah she's definitely a hairy beastie!

     
  12. Guitarbean25

    Guitarbean25 Silver Supporting Member

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    It's a high revving high octane beast. I owned one and loved everything about it but I really only play clean. It was like driving a super car to work on city streets. I still own a Custom 50 and Jimmy. Reeves are built to last.
     
  13. FFTT

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    It's a super well built, great sounding amp, it just had more hair on the notes than I was looking for.

    The 50 Jimmy does Page, Joe Walsh Eagles, Bad Company, Windmills, Hiwatt DR-504 Cleans with a built in 6 dB boost.
     
  14. madstrat

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    I have one of the last UK built custom 50s, that I bought from bill;

    The 78 has intrigued me, but felt like I could nail those tones with a Timmy and a compressor stacked in front.

    Yes, he has a generous with return policy. ....I dunno?
     

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