Pro Reverb!

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  1. SnidelyWhiplash

    SnidelyWhiplash Supporting Member

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    I have been jonesing for one for a while. They seem to be very under-
    ated as far as Fender amps are concerned. Anyone have one & what
    do you think? What woud be a good price for one? Any help at all would
    be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Cowboy

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    Many pro players consider this to be the best of Fender's amps. All the bells and whistles; reverb/tremelo, plus a power rating that's big enough for any room in which you wouldn't put a mic in front of it but still allows for break-up at reasonable volumes. :cool:

    It's a winner, and I wouldn't be without mine. :AOK

    Cheers,
    Cowboy
     
  3. Mark C

    Mark C Member

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    I still scratch my head as to why this amp was never talked about much. I've played every blackface Fender amp, and the Pro is just about the best I've heard. The only amp I've had for more than five years - the only one that I can't imagine selling.
     
  4. Tomo

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    Black Face Pro Reverb is best combo amp for me.

    40 watts, 2-12s.. not too heavy. Great tone!


    Tomo
     
  5. HammyD

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    I have a '67 since it was new. Just love it. Great for jazz and blues.
     
  6. dave s

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    I had a silverfaced 'garage sale' find for awhile. Went in another direction and sold it off about 7 years ago. It was a really good copy, but heavy as a refrigerator!

    Came across an old radio guy's tube stash, popped in a couple of blackplate RCA 6L6s, cranked up the normal channel and instantly channeled SRV through my strat and out the speakers of that amp.

    Like I said ... different direction. :cool:

    dave
     
  7. gtrfinder

    gtrfinder Supporting Member

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    Killer amps.
    I played a buddy's Pro Reverb with 2 Celestion Blues in it. Great sound!
     
  8. lannyhall

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    The Pro Reverb is a fantastic amp. The only downside is the weight, but it is such a great all around amp that you will not mind that the tone can be so good, that it's worth it.

    As far as price, if you find a recently serviced silverface amp for $800, you are doing well. A balckface will be a few hundred more.
     
  9. gdcx

    gdcx Silver Supporting Member

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    Here is mine:

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    a 1966 ..all original in beautiful condition. :cool:

    Sounded great when I got it last year and then I gave it to Mr. Andy Fuchs who replaced some tubes, gave it a tune and......

    ....sorry, just faded-away there for a minute. This thing sounds like Heaven to me.

    I like'm

    Greg
     
  10. Serious Poo

    Serious Poo Armchair Rocket Scientist Graffiti Existentialist Gold Supporting Member

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    I had a 67 BF one - an utterly amazing amp. My nephew now gigs with it regularly in the bay area. One of the finest amps on the planet IMHO.
     
  11. TheGrooveking

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    I bought one on ebay that the seller listed as a 68', when I received it, turned out to be an 82' Ultralinear Pro Reverb. He refunded a bunch of money, and the amp does sound pretty good.

    TheGrooveking
     
  12. doctorx

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    I have a 68 drip edge. It had all kinds of CBS ******** in it and I reverted it to a BF circuit. I had to recone the speakers (Ted Weber) too. I put .033 caps in the tone circuits and a 5U4 rectifier for a little more sag and now the amp sounds great, I love it. These amps are essentially the same thing as a Vibroverb, with a couple of variances in parts.

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