The Beatles Rooftop Concert Amp?

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  1. fuzzface71

    fuzzface71 Member

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    I know everyone said that these are drip edged Twin Reverb, but I find they are smaller than a Twin Reverb, almost as small as a Vibrolux or Deluxe Reverb.

    Are these the only amps they've used in the studio (and rooftop show) thru that period?

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    Jeff Tweedy, Sean Lennon and Tommy Iommi. It's about damn time.
     
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    They look like Twins to me....could be Pro Reverbs, I suppose....

    4 knobs on Ch.1....smaller amps (deluxe rev, Vibrolux rev) only had 3

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    Interesting stuff in that other thread, and they are fine amplifiers no doubt. But as for another reason for why they may have used these instead of some of the currently more highly regarded amps from their stable, it was misting rain throughout the rooftop concert (England in January and all).
     
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    From the other angle it looks like only a 1X12 speaker setup. I would think Pro given the other obvious items you mentioned (TMB tone stack, etc). Cab looks to small to be a Twin (or even a Vibrolux with 2X10).
     
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    The Pro (non-reverb) was never offered in silverface. Rumors of them have come up before, but have you ever seen so much as a picture? I haven't.

    There was never a 2x10 amp with a VTMB normal channel.

    I'm sticking with Twin Reverb or Pro Reverb
     
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    :spit brilliant.
     
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    Only Twins on that album, they were hot off the presses. In some shots of thoses sessions you can see the cardboard boxes piled up. Fender would leap to their beck and call, the Vox deal basically died with Epstein. One semi famous story has Paul telling Mal Evans to get Fender to send over a Rhodes. Lennon, who was walking by said "I'll have one too!" So Fender shipped over two Rhodes pianos. Paul plugged one in, played three chords and said "That's not the sound." Apparently he wanted a Wurlitzer.
     
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    That sticker on the upper bout of Paul's Hofner? "Bassman",he pulled off the box it came in!
     
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    They look pretty small to me as well. Silverface 1x15 Pro Reverbs?
     
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    Those are undoubtedly Twins. It's what they used. Twins aren't that big...smaller than most 2x12 extension cabs.
     
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    I believe they are twins fer sure.

    Like my 1968 JBL Twin, fun amp

    It would have been cool to have a Go-Pro Drone Video filming some aerial
    video of this historic show.


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    Twin. Look at where the mic is on John's.
     
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    Ok, looks like they are definitely Twins.
     
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    I wonder if the sound we hear in the movie "Let it be" in the roof concert is the live sound or if it's the studio sound ?
     
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    Not Pro Reverbs - they don't have middle controls.

    I vote Twins and a wierd camera angle creating forced perspective.
     
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    Ah...you're right. They didn't have the mid control until about '74....
     

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