SRV 1985 Amps, Effects

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by bstranathan, Jul 22, 2006.

  1. bstranathan

    bstranathan Member

    Messages:
    360
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2006
    Location:
    New York
    [​IMG][​IMG]
    courtesy of a Japanese Magazine received by John Mayer.
     
  2. EXP

    EXP Supporting Member

    Messages:
    3,066
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2004
    thanks for that. rare photo that is too cool.
     
  3. Rambo66

    Rambo66 Member

    Messages:
    655
    Joined:
    May 12, 2006
  4. EXP

    EXP Supporting Member

    Messages:
    3,066
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2004
    im going to assume Tokyo ' 85.
     
  5. Rambo66

    Rambo66 Member

    Messages:
    655
    Joined:
    May 12, 2006
    No!!! Where's the picture I can't see it!!
     
  6. Topcat

    Topcat Member

    Messages:
    398
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2004
    Location:
    Livonia, Mich.
    Can't see the photo either. Any other way of listing it?

    Terry
     
  7. DannyDay

    DannyDay Member

    Messages:
    70
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    Location:
    Austin, TX. USA
    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!

    DD.
     
  8. hasserl

    hasserl Member

    Messages:
    4,734
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2004
    Location:
    So Cal
    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?
     
  9. bstranathan

    bstranathan Member

    Messages:
    360
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2006
    Location:
    New York
    here are his amps later on in his career....
    [​IMG]
     
  10. bstranathan

    bstranathan Member

    Messages:
    360
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2006
    Location:
    New York
  11. Mullet Kingdom

    Mullet Kingdom Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,446
    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2005
    Location:
    Just South of the Colorado
    Here's that rig in action in a rare video clip.

    SRV 3-31-85
     
  12. pickaguitar

    pickaguitar 2011 TGP Silver Medalist Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    20,554
    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2005
    Location:
    TEXAS
  13. TS808

    TS808 Member

    Messages:
    1,427
    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2006
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    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.
     
  14. JubileeMan 2555

    JubileeMan 2555 Member

    Messages:
    3,769
    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2005
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    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....
     
  15. EXP

    EXP Supporting Member

    Messages:
    3,066
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2004
    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.
     
  16. hasserl

    hasserl Member

    Messages:
    4,734
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2004
    Location:
    So Cal
    Maybe those are Vibroverbs, it's hard to tell from the photo. The dark grill cloth throws you off.
     
  17. JubileeMan 2555

    JubileeMan 2555 Member

    Messages:
    3,769
    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2005
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    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!
     
  18. EXP

    EXP Supporting Member

    Messages:
    3,066
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2004
    its a MXR Loop selector.
     
  19. TS808

    TS808 Member

    Messages:
    1,427
    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2006
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    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.
     
  20. boomchickaboom

    boomchickaboom Member

    Messages:
    126
    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2004
    MXR Loop Selector.

    I'm sure it's to switch between clean/dirty/leslie.

    [​IMG]


    d
     

Share This Page