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Reeves Custom 30 - she has arrived

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Probos, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. Probos

    Probos Member

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    I received my brand spankin new Reeves Custom 30 combo yesterday (thanks so much to Bill at Reeves - stellar service). In keeping with the spirit of a truely "New" Amp Day I took pics of each step in the unveiling of a freshly boxed up "new" amp:

    1. The Box:

    Undamaged and just waiting for the tape seams to be carefully cut with a box cutter and opened. The anticipation builds:

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    2. Peeling back the first layer.

    As you look at the packing material you can help but think what beauty must lie beneath:

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    3. The first glimpse.

    At this point your heart starts to race and you desperately hope that the shipper of your new amp has not harmed it in any way.

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    4. The slightly obscured full view.

    Your impulse now is to quickly tear off the rest of the packing material! But you don't. You take a moment to just look,....and take in the awesomeness:

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    5. And finally,....

    There she is -- sooooooo beautiful, and complete with that "new amp smell". The obligatory face and booty shots are appropriate at this point:

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    6. The satisfied customer.

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    I will give a full review later -- but my initial impression = :D

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  2. bobbypols

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    I am so envious right now...those my friends are glorious moments! Take it in :JAM
     
  3. 5E3

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    Wow! That is simply awesome! Nice packing job too.

    Looking forward to your review and would also like to here a few clips if possible :)

    Congrats! :AOK
     
  4. Probos

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    I'll post it soon and maybe some clips.
     
  5. guitardr

    guitardr Silver Supporting Member

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    Probably the best post I've read in quite some time, and the pics & narrative are a story in themselves.

    Play the dickens out of it and good luck as well...;)
     
  6. Trotter

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    Nice looking amp! I would love to get a Reeves someday!
     
  7. Probos

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    Thanks much.

    Decided to have a little fun with this one since it's the first truely "new" amp I've purchased in some time. Anything else I've acquired over that past couple years has been used.

    Shoot -- wish I were home now so I could fire that beauty up.
     
  8. The Whiz

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    Awesome. That's one of the amps that I keep considering. Specs-wise, it's perfect for my needs. And the clips are nice too. One day, I just may give in. I'd go for the head though. ;)

    How much does that combo weigh?
     
  9. theinteriorleag

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    I'm envious. Those speakers are excellent! Wish I didn't sell my custom 6 combo, but I want the 12.
     
  10. Probos

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    The combo weighs in at 60lbs -- not a light weight, but not too bad either. I have a Reeves 2x12 cab that I can run with this as an extension, so if I happen to need the extra air I'm covered.

    Sometime down the line I'd like to own a Custom 50 -- so the 2x12 will always come in handy.
     
  11. Probos

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    The clips of the 12 sound great -- I also own a Custom 18. That amp just rips -- different than the 30,...more gain and more Marshall in it's character.
     
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    Dude, you can't bump yourself witout giving an initial report.

    Well, how does it sound?
    I have wanted a Custom 30 for some time.

    Is it punchy? (I couldn't think of anything else to ask)
     
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    sweet post, i felt like i was unpackin` her!
     
  15. jlagrassa

    jlagrassa Supporting Member

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    Congrats that amp looks sweet, I'm totally unfamiliar with that amp....what kind of tones are you getting out of that box!
     
  16. Griz

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    We must all have clippage, forthwith!
    :drink
     
  17. FFTT

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    If you find the time to tear yourself away from tone heaven, how about an in depth
    A/B of the Custom 30 vs. the Custom 18.

    Hows the small room volume on the 30?

    You gotta do a youtube mini clip of you and the Reeves stack!
     
  18. FAC

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    How's it going, one month in? We'd love to hear an update!
     
  19. mr.blacksummer

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    yeah..dude!
    awesome.
    I LOVE my Reeves custom 30 (2X12...in white!)...been running it more wide open with my firebird lately...and it a glorious thing! volume almost dimed, gain at about 10/11:00..powerscale to dimed. wonderous and knocking!
    lets hear about pedals you've been using...results (OD's & dist & fuzz)
    word.
     
  20. spyeman

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    I think the excitement over opening the box killed him.......
     

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