Seems to me Fender amps are making a come back.

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  1. JoshuaTSP

    JoshuaTSP Senior Member

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    They've always been UP and DOWN in popularity.......will they go back down?
     
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    Jeez, I hadn't realized they had ever become unpopular. What did I miss?
    :confused:

    Seriously, I don't think Fender amps have ever really dipped in popularity, at least not by much. Maybe at the height of rack-mania in the 80's?

    As long as electricity doesn't run out like fossil fuel, there ought to be plenty of Fender amps and fans thereof for many a year yet.
    :D:AOK
     
  3. JoshuaTSP

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    Well, I think certain phases of Fenders have always been ditched for other " better " Fenders. Silverfaces still be a fairly bad rap......I've heard stories of people painting their tweed Fenders because they were embarassed to play them.
     
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    Never went out. Marshall still has them by a nose, but it's all semantics certainly.
     
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    I thought I had permanently outgrown them many years ago but then recently just bought a little Vibro Champ XD. Its a great little amp for what it does.
     
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    simple, easily available, no fuss, good sounding tube amps.
    don't think they'll ever really lose appeal ?!
     
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    Only if you're strictly a rock n roller......otherwise, Marshalls hardly exist, while Fenders are the dominant brand, across the board.
     
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    Maybe I'm just from a younger demographic, but I don't know anyone who proudly plays a Marshall. It is also the case that Marshall has sucked since the JCM800, which explains my generation's distasted for them.
     
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    well i love my fender amp. The Bassman (and my Bassbreaker as well) are simple...get a cable and a nice guitar and you're happy...i don't want to even think about '80s racks...
     
  10. JoshuaTSP

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    Well, Fender hasn't put out anything good recently either.:hide
     
  11. Bucksears

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    I think the '65 reissues are the best (affordable) things Fender has done in years (don't get me started on 'Hot Rod' series; I've had two Deville 4x10's in the last 10 yrs and they can't compete with my SRRI.)
    Simple, straight-forward, great-sounding, takes to pedals well.

    What year do you consider this 'comeback' to have started? Not mocking or anything, it's just that my cousin had his Twin RI back in '93.
    All that being said, I think the Marshall DSL50 is the best amp Marshall's made in years.
     
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    Oddly enough this got me thinking...I don't know ANYBODY who plays a Marshall :NUTS
     
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    I bet Fender amps sales are the larger than any other manufacturer.
     
  14. A440

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    comeback? I never noticed they went away :D
     
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    Although I like certain Marshall Tones a LOT!....Beano, Allmans, and that's really about it....
    there are WAY more Fender Models that apeal to my taste.
    The certain models of Fender's 50's Tweed, and 60's Blackface do EVERYTHING I ever care to listen to.
    I just wish they would re-issue at least 4 or 5 models in both catagories, in ALL Point-to-Point and all Tube.
    Victoria and Allen do....so one is all set when shopping for that.
    Mark
     
  16. JoshuaTSP

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    It just seems like the Fender amps are getting a lot of forum time, and hype lately.

    You can bet the price and collect-ability of silverface amps will increase drastically.
     
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    I LOVE my tweed Pro Junior. Didn't like the Hot Rods much. I do miss my 73 silverface Twin for it's sound but not the weight. I'm looking forward to the Princeton Reverb Reissue. Other than that, Fenders haven't appealed much to me in the last 15 years or so. Maybe that is going to change in the future.
     
  18. Structo

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    Fenders have always been there, probably always will be.
    The country guys always used them and with the popularity of the blues of the past decade or so they will remain a fixture.
    Even though some of the younger crowd likes death metal I don't even know what amps those guys use. Solid state? lol
    But if you look at the boutique guys, I would have to say the Bassman has been the mark for many years. AB763
     
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    I too am looking forward to the Princeton Reverb Reissue. I'm guessing that as soon as it is released one or more TGP members will buy one and the reviews will start flowing in. :) Should only be a few weeks now, from what I have read.
     
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    Are you gauging market response before you offload your SF collection ?:stir
     

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