Reeves Custom 50 1x12 Combo

voojo

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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
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

voojo

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Thanks all for your responses!


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.

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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