Super Reverb vs Super Reverb

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  1. atomicmassunit

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    Compared my '66 to a reissue yesterday, clean, dirty, all settings the same. The difference was laughable. The reissue sounded like garbage. Pretty unbelievable, I expected more.
     
  2. esoteric pete

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    i have a 66' w/ orig. CTS alnico's...WOW. a magical amp for sure.

    no, the RI wont hold at all...

    i feel like i have big boy's tone when i use my super.
     
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    I'm a Super Reverb junkie, I have always owned at least a couple. I also get to hear plenty RI Supers that come in for repair. The OP is correct, IF the old Super is running right, the difference is painful.
     
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    What to you attribute the difference to? Speakers? Transformer?
     
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    Everything.
     
  7. esoteric pete

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    agreed.

    age does make a difference. the orig. alnicos in mine sound stunning and my amp was just given a clean bill of health, and now its running strong.

    did a gig last week w/ the super and my 01 R8 loaded with wolfe's Dr.V's and nothing but a cable in between the two and the super on about 6 or 7.

    holy cow.
     
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    Really? Even the speaker cable? ;)
     
  9. Shooter Bob

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    I had a re-issue a few years ago that I thought sounded very good. I sold it when I got a '67 BFSR from my aunt Joyce. She bought it new and never used it!

    It is absolutely the cleanest one you will ever see! It even has the original hang tag, RCA black plate tubes, Mullard GZ34 rectifier, speakers, black foot switch, mint cover and the tolex is flawless. I'm afraid to play the thing! For what it's worth, and the fact that I just don't play music appropriate for it any more, I'd just as soon get a new amp that I will use. Too bad the vintage market is in the toilet right now.
     
  10. stratdev

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    Not as good for the seller looking to make a killing maybe. It's just a market correction (long over due). Judging from the recent Philly Guitar Show, nice old tweeds and blackfaces were moving briskly. Still not cheap, but not as outrageous as a few past seasons...

     
  11. CthonicEwes

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    atomicmassunit,

    Did you also switch speakers? I wonder if the difference could mostly be attributed to the speakers...
     

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