Which FENDER Amp are you using for your SG?

Discussion in 'Amps & Cabs' started by Rick Morein, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. dbb

    dbb Well-Known Member

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    Because a good Fender amp defines "clean tone" for guitar and has been the standard since the early 50's.

    It's the absolute basic platform for any style of music based on an undistorted guitar sound.
     
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  2. gtone

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    Another Bassman here - '66 Blackface AB165 into a Creamback loaded Marshall cab. This one's been modded - negative feedback removed from normal channel and bass channel has been Trainwreck'd.
     
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    So you made the amp overdrive easier and NOT be so much Fender clean?
     
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    Exactly! Works a charm, too...;)
     
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    this one....(76 twin silverface)
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    I'll admit an SG through a Fender amp is pretty sweet but a P90 equipped SG through a Vox is even sweeter.

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    chilipeppermaniac Well-Known Member

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    Cmon kerry,,,,,,,,,,,, show us your sweet 3 knob in front of that Vox, You know you wanna!!!
     
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    Cool. Fender versatility.

    But I'd want the opposite for me....SF clean!
     
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    Somehow I spaced this 1965 amp out 001 (4).JPG
     
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    Does this count a Tweed Super/ brown 1963 002 (2).JPG Deluxe power amp with JTM45/100 Jimmi Hendrix Preamp with a Dumble phase inverter.
     
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    Tweed Fenders are known for being pretty filthy... :D And some would argue they are pretty damn good!
     
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    Yup - which is why I do NOT use Tweed Fenders.

    I like BF and even SF Fenders.

    The SF amps got a bad rep because they did NOT overdrive easily. That's why I love them.
     
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    I use a Fender Custom Vibrolux for gigging. For rehearsal and small intimate gigs I have a 1971 Silverface Champ. Easily the best sounding amp i've ever owned.
     
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    I don't own it (it's my bandmates) but I play through it regularly: 1973 Silverface Twin. It's in a Bandmaster headshell and pushing two WGS Green Berets in a separate cab, and recently recapped and retubed with JJs. It is the quintessential Fender tone, big and glassy, with headroom for days. I couldn't personally live with it as my primary amp as I need something with a lot more grind, but it is capable of simply amazing tone with an SG plugged straight in.
     
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    I am liking this thread as it gives lots of good suggestions about the various model Fender and 7ender amps out there.

    Having only heard some of the other models I haven't played through being played by others, I enjoy getting feedback from you guys as to what I might expect if I acquire certain model's down the road.
     
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    I've got a 74 Super Reverb, and it's AMAZING. The absolute best cleans of any amp I've ever heard, as loud as you can stand to take it. Sounds good breaking up to, but that takes some effort, and NOT what it was made for. It rarely sees any use since it weighs about 75 lbs, but it's a great amp.
    I have a Mustang III in the closet, and it's pretty sweet, but it's no SR!

    One day I'll have a Custom Vibrolux. My buddy gigs with one, and I'm in love with it. All the Fender clean tone, and it breaks up really well. In the 45lb range. I tried to swap him an AC30 for it, but he's not going for it!:sadwave:
     
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    Damn you and your rediculsly low acquisitions. I bought mine brand new for twice the price
     
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    Although i prefer playing clean I've never been happy with my late 70s/early 80s silverface twin reverb - its sound was
    too sharp.
     
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    You have to really dial down the treble on those.
     
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