Reeves Super '78 (EVH amp)

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  1. lightningsmith

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  2. lespaul6

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    Not yet....I actually sold him one of my bray modified marshalls when he was looking into doing this amp. I think he even uses a post phase master on it. I would like to get the 100 watter!!!
     
  3. Randy

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    Sounds like he really liked the Bray! ;)
     
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    $1799 for 50 watts? Not bad at all!
     
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    Somebody throw a net over Bill.
    He's going nuts :banana
     
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    Stark Raving, Bats In The Belfry, Bloody Mad and we love it!
     
  8. lespaul6

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    3 or 4 gain stages...anyone know?????????????????????????????????????
     
  9. Billion81

    Billion81 It'd be a whole lot cooler if you did. Gold Supporting Member

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    Interesting to hear the Reeves against the Mojave which also does a good take on the early EVH tone.

    http://www.reevesamps.com/assets/audio/super78/unchained.mp3

    http://www.mojaveampworks.com/5SoundClips/PeaceMaker/PeaceMaker2.mp3

    Cool takes both. Feel like the Reeves gets it the saturation correct without being crazy gain based.

    I always thought Mojave nailed it...and it does but this Reeves amp sounds pretty damn good.

    Wonder what the Reeves would sound like if it had some real tubes in it. Groove Tubes? Yuk.
     
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    That sounded so sick. Someone tell me more about this amp and company please.
     
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    that was impressive...the website mentions hooking up the sm78 to a mic preamp, what does that accomplish? (excuse the newbie question)
     
  12. Billion81

    Billion81 It'd be a whole lot cooler if you did. Gold Supporting Member

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    Mic's by nature carry very low voltage so a pre-amp is used for recording purposes to open up the signal that is being recorded.

    It's like plugging a pickup straight into a speaker..Sort of..Best analogy I can come up with at this point.
     
  13. lightningsmith

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    You have all the info you need on the site but in a gist, Reeves makes Dave Reeves era Hiwatt amps and the Super '78 is based on Eddie's famous brown sound from VH's early albums, which an old Marshall Super Lead was used. Speaking of which, does anyone know what happened to that amp?
     
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    Funny that a Hiwatt inspired amp is chasing the VH tone but I have to say these IMO are the best sounding Reeves clips I've heard. I think based on the clips anyway I much prefer the Reeves over the Mojave clips doing the VH thing. I really don't the VH in that specific Mojave clip. The Beautiful Girls clip is the only Mojave clip that sounds close to EVH IMO. I really wish this amp hadn't surfaced as I am a sucker for the old VH tone and this amp seems to do a nice job. With Bills 10 trial period I may consider a test run with this badboy!
     
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    Oh, my......that was freaking bad ass!!!!!! I may have to EVH tone chase again.......
     
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    Early VH tone or not, that sounds COOL. My Custom 30 was probably my favorite amp that I ever had to sell. Bill and co. build some rock solid, great sounding amps. If VH tone is what someone's after, for the money, I might go with the Splawn Quickrod though...
     
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    OOOOO. That sounds good.
     
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    I've owned a Splawn and VH it wasn't despite its reputation. Way too tight and stiff for VH. Any amp that has a chance of nailing that old VH tone must have the master volume section cooking IMO.
     
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    The rightful owner still has it. :)
     
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    What the... Did he retire it completely in favour of the 5150s? I thought it was damaged or stolen or something cause I can't imagine he would compromise his tone unless he couldn't help it.
     

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