Super Reverb Sample clips

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  1. hasserl

    hasserl Member

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    I just uploaded some clips of my Super Reverb from a bar gig last year. These were recorded with a Sony digital camera set to video mode, so the fidelity quality is not so good. The video's were too dark to actually see anything, so I stripped the audio from them and uploaded those files. Though the fidelity is not so great I think they do a fine job of showing the tone of the SR. This is a '76 silver face w/ Master Volume. I've replaced the MV with a post PI crossline style MV. I am running thru an old TS9 in front of the amp. IMO this is a great combination for classic rock cover songs. Those who say silver face or MV amps don't sound good, or that you need to black face them, well here's my proof that you don't.

    http://soundclick.com/share?songid=6237383
    http://soundclick.com/share?songid=6237369
    http://soundclick.com/share?songid=6237404
     
  2. hogy

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    Doesn't sound typical of a good Super to me. It has no bottom, which is where a Super Reverb shines. That big, kick drum booty. This one's all mids and treble.
     
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    Probably from the TS9.
     
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    Probably. That's why I never could stand them.
     
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    Jeez, you're surly, you must have had the Patriots.

    I don't know Hogy, I think the bottom end is pretty good there. It's nice & tight without the typical Fender flatulence. The TS does cut some bottom end and boost the mids; it may not be your cup of tea, but there are more than a few that do like that effect. One of the classic tones IMO. YMMV and all that.
     
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    I have to agree with Hogy.......pretty thin sounding for a Super Reverb.

    I assume it's the recording, though.
     
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    Has kind of a 'recorded from the room next door' tone to it.
    I'd blame the camera:D
    ts9 + Super= proven formula
    I like Bad Monkeys for chord work, ts for more single note stuff.
    Add the BM before the ts, switch/mix and match them and give it a go.
    Nice rockin' BTW.
     
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    i listened to the tube snake boogie clip and enjoyed it loads :BEER

    Bryan
     
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    tough room eh??.........................sheesh.

    you can feel the "girth" and nice "middle swirl" of the tone, its the recording that is not so great.

    very nice ! the collectors can have the blackfaces, I play the silverfaces and love them .

    nice !

    p.s. ohh yes...my suggestion for folks who do dig camera/vid. camera audio, try and watch your levels going in, and turn off the dreadfull limiter, if you notice in the quieter parts the sound gets much fuller, that limiter kills all the tone and squashes and bass/life that's there. !

    thanks for posting those, I love sfsr's !
     
  10. hogy

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    Hey man, sorry. I didn't say it sounded bad, just not what I'd call a typical Super Reverb sound. If I had just heard the clips without knowing what it was, I wouldn't have known. Probably would have guessed Vibrolux.

    Didn't mean to come across as "surly", but what does "you must have had the Patriots" mean?
     
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  12. hasserl

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    The Super Bowl yesterday, the Patriots lost a close one.
     
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    The lack of low-end seems pretty clearly the recording, not the amp -- the bass and kick are pretty anemic as well. Not surprisingly at all for a camcorder mic. Factor that in, yeah, it sure sounds like a Super to me.

    D7
     
  14. hogy

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    Oh, ok. I don't follow sports.
     
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    I know what Hogy means. It sounds like someone just rolled off everything from about 500 on down. It could be the recording. When I use my super, the bass player stares at me before we even start playing. I guess I poach a bit on his turf. My bass is usually set to like 2.

    Amp and playing are still cool. Even if a SR doesn't sound "right" (whatever that means) on it's worst day, they sound better than most amps....IMHO...
     
  16. hogy

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    And that's the truth. Everybody should have a Super Reverb. One off the all time classics, the quintessential post Tweed Fender amp to me.
     

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