New Vintage Amp Day...1961 White Fender Twin !!!

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  1. treeofpain

    treeofpain Silver Supporting Member

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    Marvelous amp, very nice indeed. Congrats!

    The harmonic trem on these amps is something to behold, no other brand has quite duplicated this and it sounds as good on all the brownface models with trem.
     
  3. Lumpy Trousers

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    What does the harmonic trem do? Is it a modulated trem?
     
  4. hogy

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    That is a beauty. My favorite Fender era for cosmetics.

    I have a '63 blonde Twin, the second to last one ever made (serial# 524). What number is yours?
     
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  5. treeofpain

    treeofpain Silver Supporting Member

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    This is serial number 00252.

    It sounds modulated to me, but others can explain the technical aspects better than me. More of a pitchy trem than the pure amplitude modulation of the later blackface circuit.
     
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    Wowza
    That's all I got to say
    Wowza
     
  7. treeofpain

    treeofpain Silver Supporting Member

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    So clean you can eat off of it. Not that you should. Nice find
     
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    All tremolo is modulated. Traditional tremolo simply modulates the amplitude (volume) of the entire signal. Harmonic tremolo modulates the amplitude of the high and low frequencies in alteration, which sounds something like a Leslie or phaser (but not exactly). There are also some true vibrato circuits that actually modulate pitch.
     
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    Sounds closer to a Uni-Vibe than your run-of-the-mill Fender blackface tremolo. A mash of volume modulation, pitch modulation, and phase shifting. It’s an incredible sound.

    You have a Holy Grail amp there. Incredible find!
     
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  11. Dana Olsen

    Dana Olsen Gold Supporting Member

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    Great one - you're STOKED!

    I'm with Fitzer - that thing's so clean you could eat off it!

    Congrats - that's a wonderful amp. Hell, that's one of the reasons we LIKE vintage amps - the way a blonde Twin sounds!

    Congrats, you're STOKED, Dana O.
     
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    Awesome, congrats! I had a combo cab made for a blonde Bandmaster so I could cop that look.
     
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    One of the ultimate amps ever made. You're a lucky guy.
     
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    WOW! Beautiful amp and a rare one too. Congrats!
     
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  16. rockinrobby

    rockinrobby Senior member Professional musician ... Gold Supporting Member

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    I had a 62 with JBL's it weighed almost 90 lbs. Tons of headroom the bass was so strong I would set it on one #1 and it still shook the windows in my house..
    enjoy!
     
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  17. Jahn

    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Supporting Member

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    This is a game over amp. Great pickup!
     
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  18. GreatDaneRock

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    What a beauty, a rare gem indeed. Enjoy and maybe post a vid so that we can appreciate the sound of a true legendary amp?

    Again, congrats, really an exquisite find!

    GDR
     
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  19. Laurence

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    Congratulations! Great amp. Try not to blow up the speakers. I have a 61 Showman that's essentially the same thing.
     
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  20. treeofpain

    treeofpain Silver Supporting Member

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    I had a 1960 blonde showman a few years back w the 1x15 cab. That sucker was as big as a refrigerator but sounded awesome.
     

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