Time to let the Super Reverb go.

blaster

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I had a 66 SR that I gigged with years ago, but let it go since it was too loud for the place I played at. At that time I switch over to a Blues jr., but didn't care for the sound. Hence, I purchased a BFDR for cheap (years ago) and it was the amp I was looking for. Since I don't play out anymore, I use a 65 PRRI in my home and its the perfect amp, plus I still have the DR.
 
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My beast of burden is different, jcm800 4104 2-12 50 watt combo. It hasn’t left the basement in more than a decade , and hasn’t moved in the basement more than a few times. I’ve cranked it a few times lately and it still sounds great. I’m now thinking about making a head cab for the chassis and turning the combo cab into a speaker cab. Then I might drag the beast out sometimes.
For a while anyway, I had both. I've since traded away the JCM-800 combo. The Super Reverb hasn't been out since last summer. It sounds glorious but it's too much to move. I've been thinking about selling it for about 5 years now, but I can't get myself to do it.
 

Rick CD

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At age 49, I have no problem moving my ‘69 SR, but the impracticality for that gigs others have mentioned rings true. However, none of my other amps sound as glorious as the SR. Even if I won’t use it for gigs, it’s fun as hell to just plug in and play at my practice space. Mine’s not going anywhere anytime soon (literally).
 

nmontz

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Me too....I had to go through a few of them to find the amp I loved. I don’t care if I have to stick a piece of glass on it and make a coffee table out of it...it’s never leaving.

Over my life I have seen more super reverbs being gigged on stage than any other amp by a great margin. Even today....last year out of the 20 or more touring acts I saw....super reverbs were being used at half of the shows at least.

Last time I gigged mine the next day my back hurt and I couldn’t figure out why....oh yeah I moved around the SR....
 
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Wyatt Martin

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I'm about 20 years younger than the OP and I'm not interested in lugging a 410 combo amp anywhere! 212 is the most I'm interested in.
 

zenas

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Bought my second Super Reverb last October, before my 54th birthday. Didn't need it but couldn't pass up a blackface SR for 800 bucks.
With those and a couple Twin Reverbs, my daughters are going to hate me when I die.
Unless they're worth money then. :)
 

Tone_Terrific

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They were too heavy and awkward even 40 years ago for me.
Just the wrong size to pick up and load into anything but a truck.
Stairs? Could they not have put a handle on both sides?
Some things are so dumb.:oops:
 

avspecialist

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I will say, that it’s a heavy amp, Ill be 65 in August, but I carry equipment all the time, being an A/V guy. In comparison, lugging 82 inch TV’s and other large sizes and equipment, into people homes is quite challenging on a daily basis. Quite honestly, some days I just can’t bring the Super Reverb out I don’t have the patience. I’ve personally been playing this Super Reverb for 50 years, I’ve learned how to dial it in for different sounds at a wide variety of volumes. The Super Reverb volume tmb tone stack are wired differently. You can put the volume on 6 for example and then only bring up the treble/bass/mids just a touch, and you can get it to break up quickly. If I want loud, I put the volume on 3+ and bring the tmb to 6/9/5 and it’s very clean and loud.

However, since I finally got my modded Bassman 50 how I like it along with my pine cab single Jensen C12N, I do tend to grab that most of the time, since it’s very light and easy to transport.
 

avspecialist

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One other thing, back in the day in high school, I used to stack a single 15 cabinet on the bottom, and the a 2 12 bandmaster cab on top of that and the Super Reverb on top of that. I played the snot out of that, we did a lot of Zeppelin and Black Sabbath back then. It was a great look that everyone was doing at that time to emulate the Marshall full stack. Our lead guitarist used a 66 twin with 2 Bandmaster cabinets side by side with the twin on top. We were a loud band and proud of it ! It was in the hey day of Cream. Best of all, that look and our playing, won us the “Battle of the Bands” our senior year back in 1972.
 

crazyneddie

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Hey, a super is a lightweight compared to the Marshall Bluesbreaker combo I used for a while. Now that bastard weighed a metric ton and was really loud at 30w.
 

mlongano

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From what I have read, the Fender Super Reverb (65 pounds) and Marshall Bluesbreaker (67 pounds) are fairly close in weight.

For a real back breaker, the Peavey 5150 combo weighs in at a whopping 85 pounds!!
 




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