Reeves Custom 50 1x12 Combo

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  1. voojo

    voojo Silver Supporting Member

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    I've done some searches on here and only found one picture of the combo. Does anybody have pictures of the front & rear of this amp, there are none on Reeves website.

    Also, to those who own one, approximately how heavy is it? I know it won't be a featherweight due to the monster transformers, but how bad is it?

    Lastly, how does the combo sound, especially at lower volumes. Not bedroom volumes, but not eardrum rupturing either. I think this may be great to pair with a Stephenson Stage Hog tube overdrive pedal.

    Thanks!

    Seth
     
  2. voojo

    voojo Silver Supporting Member

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    Come on Reeves fans, don't hoard your knowledge! :)
     
  3. reeves amps

    reeves amps Member

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    Seth,

    The front of the cabinet looks identical to the combo on the Custom 30 page.

    Bill
     
  4. saucyjack

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    Bumpin this for more input.
    I'm close to pulling the trigger on the Reeves 50 but it's tough to get a lot of info.

    Any idea on weight of combo?

    I keep reading Reeves/Hiwatt is quite loud.I gig in small to medium size clubs have found a Dr.Z Maz Jr isn't quite enough headroom and a Tophat King Royale is mostly fine but at times overkill.
    Is the Reeves more or less Equivalent to the Tophat volume wise ?
    Does it need to be cranked to sound good?

    I'm thinking about a head and 2x12 cab but the combo looks interesting.
     
  5. KBN

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    Not sure about the Tophat... I don't have any experience with one of those, but my Custom 50 is louder than an 80 watt Shiva. Clean headroom at least. The Reeves are very loud amps.
     
  6. FFTT

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    Reeves doesn't skimp on Amish Iron, so it's a good bet that a 1X12 combo
    would be quite heavy.

    A head and cab configuration is always more versatile and I think you'll
    be happier with a 2X12 cab with that much power.

    The Custom 50's master volume should be sufficient to help you control
    volume for smaller venues.
     
  7. voojo

    voojo Silver Supporting Member

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    Thanks all for your responses!


    You are right, normally I would only consider a head and cabinet, but I have been spoiled by the small size of my Fargen heads, I don't know why heads have to be over 2 feet long. I know the combo would be bulky and heavy, but it still would be nice to just have one thing to grab, even if it is a tank. I could always run it through a cabinet if I wanted more oomph.
     

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