Sweetest most, refined Blackface style amp?

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  1. magnus

    magnus Member

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    I'm thinking of selling my 67 BFSR.
    Can you recommend some smaller size killer amps that has a sweet, refined Blackface sound, more Knopler than SRV.
     
  2. Blue Strat

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    Vibrolux Reverb or boutique equivalent maybe?
     
  3. Texsunburst59

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    I totally agree. I've got a 69' ,76' and in about 2-3 wks I'll have a 71' as well. I use my 69' Vibrolux for all my gigs, and these amps just LOVE pedals. Right now I'm trying to score as many late 60' or early 70's as I can. They're just awsome combo amps.

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  4. leoman57

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    Check out allen amps.
     
  5. mountain blues

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    Fargen Blackbird - in any of the many versions Ben can build for you.
     
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    fenderbender4 Gold Supporting Member

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    I'll just say it so Tag doesn't have to......Bruno Cowtipper's another option.
     
  7. lv

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    Tone King Meteor or Bruno Cowtipper. Cream of the crop imo.
     
  8. dbeeman

    dbeeman Gold Supporting Member

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    bruno cowtipper 45... and I have tried a few

    sometimes Tag is right ;)
     
  9. msp

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    any opinions of the bruno cowtipper 22? is there enough clean head room for a medium size club? its come down to the bruno or a bad cat cubII for me
     
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    JackD Gold Supporting Member

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    I presume your '67 BFSR is Black Face Super Reverb. If so, what are you asking for it (if you are selling it)?
     
  11. Tomo

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    What amps did Mark Knopler use ?

    Anybody? I love his tone.


    Tomo
     
  12. mkg

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    Tomo, maybe a brown Vibrolux for a while? I'm not sure.
     
  13. Jim Soloway

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    I REALLY like the Blackbird and Ben Fargen is a good friend of mine, but I spent a weekend with a Cowtipper 45 half stack in November and I still haven't gotten it out of my mind. It was simply the best clean tone I've ever played.
     
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    For cleans, a Bruno Cowtipper. I love my Heritage Victory, and it's more versatile than the CT 22 (and $1000 less), but the Bruno cleans are superb.
     
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    PM on how much you want for the BFSR and pics.
     
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    I just got a BFSR and have owned a Bruno Cow tipper. If you like Chime more than the SRV thing, the Bruno is absolutely the right amp. It is super smooth and chimey bit IMHO does not do the SRV thing as well as the real deal.

    The reverb is also MUCH smoother (better)
     
  17. kingsleyd

    kingsleyd Frikkin genyus Gold Supporting Member

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    On the first Dire Straits record? A brown Vibrolux.

    I have a '63 Vibrolux, and with this guitar http://www.lilypix.com/photos/showpic.php?aid=3501&uuid=480&pid=46042 it's easy to get "that sound" -- well, it was until I rewired the bridge pu to the back tone control. For what I want to hear, it works better that way, but it prevents getting that true "cluck" in the bridge/middle setting.

    As for the original question: for "uber-deluxe" sound, I like the Carr Rambler an awful lot. But for that early Knopfler tone, it's very hard to argue with the brown Vibrolux.
     
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    tacorivers Silver Supporting Member

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    I like the Carr Rambler more than I liked my Cowtipper 45. Must more versatle and has a much rawer tone (which I like),
     
  19. HarryJ

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    Rambler was way sweet :)
    Never tried the Cowtipper

    HJ
     
  20. Tag

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    My Cow 22 is the sweetest sounding low poweresd amp I have ever played, but IMO, it goes into overdrive a bit early for a medium size club. Especially with Humbuckers. Go with the Cow 35. there is not a sweeter sounding Fender style amp in the universe. If there was, I would own many of them. :D IMO, the Brunos are simply up an entire level from the carrs, tonekings, Victorias etc etc etc etc. As a matter of fact, I would take my $750 SF Vibrolux reverb over any boutique except Bruno. It simply has eaten the other boutiques up side by side. Not the Brunos. :dude
     

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