Super Reverb and Vibrolux

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  1. Oddos

    Oddos Member

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    Hi guys!

    I`m trying to find out what you consider the best copies(with slight improvements) of these two classic amps.

    They have to take Tubescreamers, distorsions, and fuzz faces well.

    Price is no object.

    I`ve been thinking a ¤x10 Cow Tipper might be nice, but from the clips I`ve heard it sounds a little too dark. I really don`t like the Santana sound/tone at all. Ì`m more of a Landau fan I guess.

    Should probably take a vacation in the US and visit Ultra Sound but hard to do at the moment.
     
  2. loudboy

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    This is just my opinion, but you'd have a hard time finding an amp that's really an improvement over either of the originals...

    SF ones are still cheap and they rock.

    Loudboy
     
  3. guitarmook

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    I agree w/ loudboy, look for SF first...

    but you might also look at David Allen's amps...he does a good job w/ blackface tones...
     
  4. mkg

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    guitarmook is right. Check out David's blackface and brownface-inspired amps right here.

    The Old Flame is his version of the Super Reverb, while the Encore corresponds to the Vibrolux Reverb.
     
  5. Oddos

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    Thanks guys. Never heard of those before.

    What is your opinbion on the Fargen Blackbird as a Deluxe Reverb Type Amp?
     
  6. TheAmpNerd

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    Oddos,

    If you are looking at those amps the original silver face
    are an outstanding value. Alls you need is have them
    serviced with new electrolytics, a few of the amps
    sections can be rebuilt and a few key cap upgrades
    to these amps and you'll be set for another 30 years.

    There is a reason why these have lasted this long.

    There is a reason why the sound this good too.

    Enjoy
     
  7. Tag

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    BRUNO!

    I just sold my 66 Super reverb, and still have my Vibrolux and 66 Pro reverb. The Cowtipper 45 simply blows them all away. Get it with a bright switch if you want, but I do not have one, and do not need it. The Brunos tone controls are WAY more effectice than the Fenders, and you can make it just as bright very easily. The Cowtipper 35 overdrives easier than the 45, so you should think about that if you prefer the Vibrolux to the Super. The Brunos take pedals exactly like the Fenders do. If you want a lot of breakup without pedals, then the Cowtipper 22 is the one. I have one of those on order as well. :dude
     
  8. Oddos

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    I`m interesting in getting a Super Reverb Amp for cleans and have a Deluxe style amp that I push with pedals. I have used a Guytron now for a couple of years and it has a couple of really great sounds but when I tried a friend`s Deluxe and Super I realized that is what I`m looking for. But, they still had that hi E-string thing going, something it seems like the boutique builders, like Bruno, have fixed.

    I`m not very knowledgeable when it comes to the technical side I just know what I like.

    If anyone`s heard Landau`s Live 2000 album. The clean sounds on that album is basicallly what I`m looking for. The bass is well defined but still very very warm, and it has the treble character also without hurting your ears.
     
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    Anyone knows what modification Dumble has made to Landau's Super Reverb?

    Landau still uses old BF Fenders...maybe that will tell you something :)
     
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    Yes that is true. But from what I`ve heard Dumble has modofied them pretty heavily. Especially his main Super which is said to be just a Super box with more or less nothing original in it.
     
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    I have a friend that may be willing to part with a 64 super reverb. Let me know if your interested.
     
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    IMO, the Fender '65 Super Reverb Reissue sounds as good or sometimes even better than vintage one's and used one's can be had for around $750 if you shop around.
     
  13. TheAmpNerd

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    PM me with details please, I could be interested.
     
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    PM me with details please, I could be interested.

    My buddy has been on the fence with selling his amp. When he decides I,ll let you know>
     
  15. Tag

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    Agreed 100%
     
  16. Garrett Bagby

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    Agreed again. I A/B'd a reissue with my '66 and it was actually quite hard to tell them apart. Neither sounded better, just different.

    Or pick up a vintage Super Reverb. They can still be had for cheaper than all the boutique clones and the tone is, well, super! :p
     
  17. Oddos

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    Finally heard a Bruno CT 22 up close. Gonna see if I can try it out next week.
    Sounded niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice.
     
  18. Roe

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    to me the reissue sounds mediocre. it might be because of the speakers.
     
  19. Pedro58

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    With BF Fenders, in particluar the SR, an Ayan Smooth n' Slim is a nice thing to have around... it helps tighten up the bass frequencies. I use one with my Super and it works for me. No farty bottom!
     
  20. El Jimbo

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    +1 on the Allen Old Flame.

    I've had mine for about 4 years and it's a great amp with more useful features than a Super (eg raw knob which gradually tweedifies the tone, biasing jacks/pot, ptp, 3 knob tube reverb, not too damn heavy).
     

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