Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by bstranathan, Jul 22, 2006.
courtesy of a Japanese Magazine received by John Mayer.
thanks for that. rare photo that is too cool.
Where is it?
im going to assume Tokyo ' 85.
No!!! Where's the picture I can't see it!!
Can't see the photo either. Any other way of listing it?
I can see it and it looks very cool! Funny, I've been on a SRV kick of late. Thanks for posting it. If I see it correctly, a Super on top of a Vibroverb and two Vibroverbs behind that rig, yes? So, what are the amps next to the drum kit? And what's that thing in the middle.
Sorry I'm not too up on the gear. Great pics!
I think those combos with the single speaker are the Dumble Steel String Singers w/ EVM12L speakers. The tall cabinet in the middle is a Leslie?
here are his amps later on in his career....
Here's that rig in action in a rare video clip.
If I remember right, the combos he was using at that time were Vibroverbs with 15" speakers in them that were modded. Fender is now making this amp with the mods built in. He also used two Super Reverbs with the Vibroverbs. I remember reading some old interviews with SRV and that was what he was using around that time, besides the various heads.
I recall seeing an old photo of one of his rigs from the 80's and he also had a rare Marshall 8 x 12 cabinet if I'm remembering that right.
Saw him live around 1987; great concert.
So whats that strange black box in the center top of his pedalboard? Almost looks like a true-bypass box..but thats seems silly with only a tubescreamer and wah... any ideas?
also interesting to note that he has the super mic'd from the front, and the vibroverb from the back...hmmmm....
very cool seeing him play with his teeth, only other time on video ive seen him play with his teeth was the Finland Jazz Festival.
Maybe those are Vibroverbs, it's hard to tell from the photo. The dark grill cloth throws you off.
They are vibroverbs for sure, I don't think he ever used Dumble combos, and besides, from behind its easily recognizable as fender combos. So the rundown would be
2 vibroverbs (one runnning the vibratone)
1 Vibratone cab (rotating leslie)
1 Super reverb
1 Silverface twin reverb in front (odd to see this...)
1 Blackface Twin reverb in back
Thats a lot of crap on stage... not to mention LOUD... I'm sure all of that was on 6 - 8 on the volume knobs. lol. This should be a good example of why its so hard for players to get SRV's sound, they simply don't have the ability to have 4+ high-wattage fenders cranked to the point of exploding!
its a MXR Loop selector.
That is quite unusual to see the dark grille cloth...the way you can tell his Vibroverbs is that one is marked "SRV 1" and the other "SRV 2" on the backs.
Here's the other oddity about the Vibroverbs...he bought both of them from separate places at different times, and the serial numbers were in sequence.. (e.g., one was 0001 and the other 0002...those aren't the exact numbers, but I remember that bit of "trivia" being mentioned in the interview too). Somehow, he landed two that were made one after the other.
MXR Loop Selector.
I'm sure it's to switch between clean/dirty/leslie.