Rhythm guitarist in my old band has one. went we shopping and tried a bunch of fender amps :new and Ri along with a few SF an BF amps. The best of the lot by consensus was the 78 ul SFSR. First gig he used it at all I could think was how good is sounded. I have a 66 and it's a different amp but not a bad one at all.Reverend Horton Heat recently revealed that his favorite SFSR is a 78 UL version. he has/had a bunch and the UL is his No.1.
I'll take his opinion over interweb BS any day.
a couple reasons.why??...he is one guy who liked a specific amp...
a couple reasons.
he's been around the block and has legendary tone (from using that amp).
I have a 1970 SFSR, I don't have the luxury of having owned or played multiple versions to compare, he has.
I trust his experience and ears.
I do own a UL Bassman Ten and can confirm that it sounds every bit as good as my non-UL Bassman and has non of the negative attributes that people throw around about UL amps.
it has the sweetest breakup and doesn't "stay clean", that's internet BS, as far as the amp I own is concerned.
I don't doubt it, that's a sweet amp.I have a 66 Blackface,,,and I have legendary tone!!!
congratsI have no doubt that the UL ones sound fine. I used to buy into the hype of 'blackface good/silverface crap'. But now that I've gotten over that, I'm all about the Silverface amps. Many of my favorite players used them. And I think they sound fantastic.
However, I'm trying to avoid modding any old amps. Being that I've never had a UL amp, I'm going to try to avoid that for the time being. But the main thing is that despite the feeling that I'll never sell one of my amps because they sound so great, I know myself. And there's always a chance. Hence, the UL amp has a slightly lesser resale value that I have to consider.
PS I got the amp. 45 watts. Perfect, un-molested condition.
PS again, I toured with the Rev for a short time many years ago. I thought for sure he'd have some old 50's amp. I was surprised to find that he had the SF.