I just finished working on my friends blackface super reverb (real deal, not the reissue) and took her for a test drive. She was slightly bastardized - the tremolo intensity pot was gone and the speed had a master volume installed. I never liked a tacked on master volume on these amps. I called him up and got permission to put her back to stock AB763. Just finished with her, put a new set of 6L6s, rearranged the preamp tubes around and replaced one (to where they should be), fixed a disabled bright switch (why?), and fired her up. This thing is back to stock except maybe slightly less negative feedback, grounded plug, recap, and a few minor changes. I moved a nice telefunken to V2 (it was in the amp at a different location). Turned her up around 5 and "5"s on the tone stack too. Plugged in a Telestar Mona I had sitting close by (like a silvertone/danelectro 2 pu model). The brightness of the Telestar combined with the compression of the four CTS alnicos is simply magic. That neck pickup is HUGE sounding. Aaaahhhhhhhhhhhh! Big - FAT - and Rich TONE. That thing is simply magic - loud as hell! But Magic! Yeah, now it is back to stock - tremolo works, reverb works, simply killer tone - yeeee haaaawww. I will hate to take it back to him. I like it even better than mine for the moment (can't tell you why except maybe difference in the speakers). Also, I don't usually play this telestar with this amp and so cranked. Maybe mine sounds the similar. Mine certainly is in better condition. Anyhow, I can only guess what a good strat or tele might sound like. I imagine hubuckers would sing with this thing too. Anyhow, some of these sound absolutely amazing - and this beat up one is definitely one of those. He is going to love having this amp back!