The BEST sounding Fender amp?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by FF71, May 6, 2020.

Best sounding Fender Amp

Poll closed Wednesday at 12:59 PM.
  1. Deluxe Reverb

    20.8%
  2. Princeton Reverb

    13.1%
  3. Twin Reverb

    10.3%
  4. Super Reverb

    20.0%
  5. Tweed Bassman

    16.7%
  6. Tweed Deluxe

    7.9%
  7. Vibrolux Reverb

    9.2%
  8. Vibroverb

    3.8%
  9. VibroKing

    4.9%
  10. Pro Reverb

    4.6%
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  1. mattjayworker

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  2. skovach623

    skovach623 Supporting Member

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    Vintage ‘66 blackface Super Reverb. Something special about those four 10” speakers. Been trying for years to find something that beats it and I never do....
     
  3. Rod

    Rod Tone is Paramount Supporting Member

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    The 3x10 Tweed Bandmaster hands down. A very unique circuit...
     
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    '65 Twin Reverb Reissues don't get much attention on here, but I love mine.
    Contrary to all the scare stories, this amp sounds great even at low volumes, much better than the Deluxe Reverb I used to own.
     
  5. itstooloudMike

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    The best sounding Fender amp I ever owned, that doesn’t sound like a Fender, was the Champ II. It was made in the early 80s, along with the original Super Champ. The Super Champ got all the attention, because it had channel switching and reverb. But the Champ II was a better sounding amp for crunch tones. It was an 18 watt fire breather. They’re impossible to find now.
     
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  6. Kentano2000

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    Today it's my '63 Blonde Brownface Bandmaster head and 2x12. Tomorrow, who knows?
     
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    I love a good super reverb. BF or SF is a subtle distinction to me. I like the squishiness of BF, but I also dig the stiffness of the SF either for cleaner playing or tighter overdriven tones. But the real magic is the 4x10. Plenty of top end but that array of speakers adds a tight bass dimension that no other Fender has. The typical 45W power rating is enough to be loud enough for almost anything but metal or dick dale surf, but not so much overhead that you can't get a good crunch at volume.

    "My" super is a mid-'70s MV with a complement of alnico weber speakers. Many turn up their noses at the MV supers, but frankly I can't tell a difference between pre-MV silverfaces (and I have done the side-by-side A/B test through the same cabinet) if the MV is on 10. It was inexpensive and sounds amazing.
     
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  8. Jamie_Mitchell

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    i love my Vibrolux, a lot. but yeah, a Tweed Twin is a pretty awesome amp.
     
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    My favorite is the Fender '55 Tweed Deluxe plugin from Universal Audio. It is a truly stunning sounding amp. I doubt I could (afford to) buy another one as good.
     
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    Here's another vote for the black-faced Super Reverb, circa 1968. They had a huge 3-dimensional soundstage and they sounded beautiful clean or turned up for some grit. If I ever win the lottery, I'll buy one again. Unlike many guitars that I owned, I sold my Super and I got a 50 watt Marshall top and a 4 x 12 Orange cabinet. I had more tone than anyone!
     
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    By the way, the reason so many people voted for the Super Reverb is that the comb filtering created by the spacing of the drivers in that amp simply makes guitars sound fantastic.
     
  12. kevmin

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    Original Brown Vibroverb
     
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    Sidmore no talent hack Silver Supporting Member

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    M80 combo because it's covered in grey carpet, solid-state, and is virtually indestructible! :banana
     
  14. greg777

    greg777 In Constant Pursuit of Tone Gold Supporting Member

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    Custom By Cougar enchilada modded 64 Vibroverb 1x15 with a EVM 15L, Loud as hell though. (previously a bandmaster reverb)
     
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    That one is only the best until it sells.
     
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    As far as me playing through the amp goes, Blues Jr. is the only Fender amp I've ever been comfortable enough with to be truly and unquallifiedly happy with the sound.

    But I've heard so many other people sound brilliant through the '65 Deluxe Reverb, that's gotta be my final answer.
     
  17. Dashface

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    Best I ever owned was an original 1965 Deluxe Reverb. So good. I finally understood what all the fuss was about. Sadly sold it in a moment of financial crisis.

    Second best I had was an early '68 drip-edge Super. Again, just wonderful. So clean, so sweet. Sold it too, like an idiot.
     
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    I'd take a Super Reverb with four 10" alnicos.
     
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    "flubby", "farty" ..... that's a speaker issue. I had a PR once and swapped the stock Jensen with an Eminence Ragin' Cagin'. Result: (almost) a new amp.
     
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    go to 8 mins 10 seconds, and the amp is flubbing out on the low end even though he has turned it DOWN.and note thaf its got a greenback spkr.
    nice sweet highs but I could not live with low end like that. shane used a maxon to tighten the bass and it helped a lot.
     
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