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loungepop

USA

May 5th, 2006 01:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

There's several different types of Fender Twins. Those of you who have the high-end Pro Tube Series "TWIN-AMP" speak up! Share your stories and how you use your PTTA. This is the one with the 100 watts (& 1/4 power switch) and the glorious crunch channel... I play a Rickenbacker 360 and an American Tele through mine and it's a damn beautiful thing.

TAC

Dallas, Texas USA

May 5th, 2006 08:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm in. In my opinion, the Twin-amp is one of the best amps in the current Fender line. Crystal clear cleans, great drive channel, and feature after feature on a quality built amp. The only accessory required is my American Strat.

loungepop

USA

May 6th, 2006 12:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Alrighty...now that all three people in the world who own a Pro-Tube "Twin-Amp" have joined the club, I guess we can shut this puppy down...



TAC

Dallas, Texas USA

May 6th, 2006 02:24 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hey, before you shut this puppy down ... Did I mention that my Twin-Amp is the best damn amp in the current Fender line?

I love this amp! Played it last night on 25 watts with all three kids asleep and cranked it up this afternoon to 100 watts with everyone out of the house. Awesome tone both times. Twin-amps rule!

Now you can shut it down until someone else buys one. Thanks,

rocodog

USA/Virginia

rocodog
May 7th, 2006 09:25 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The Twin Amp is a high-end amp with a lot of features that other amps don't have.. even other Fender amps. Examples are the 25W setting and the effects loop with the adjustable in and out volume settings. Yes, the amp is very heavy. But I always warn my wife to be careful when lifting it for me.

lftyguitr

USA

May 7th, 2006 10:54 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I perform 1 to 3 shows a week for the last ten years and have had this amp for about three years. IMO this amp beats any other in versatility, tone and reliability. This is my main amp, only occasionaly using something smaller for a Sunday jam session here and there. Even though my taste in tone changes daily from single coils to humbuckers the Pro Series Twin has never let me down. This amp will never be sold or traded for any other amp that may come down the road.

loungepop

USA

May 7th, 2006 03:22 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Wow...see!

If only more people knew about this amp! I've never seen one in a store, and I had explain to the salesidiots at Guitar Center what this amp was.

Blues Power

Long Island

Who said "he knows all the chords"
May 8th, 2006 07:02 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

i have the baby bro PTPR, can I come in and play with yall.

maybe they can combine this and TAC's thread from last week. it already about 3 pages long.

(This message was last edited by Blues Power at 07:07 AM, May 8th, 2006)

lftyguitr

USA, Kentucky

May 8th, 2006 10:55 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Let's keep it going!

Jacomo

USA/Texas

May 8th, 2006 12:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Perfect timing for this club! I have just ordered a Pro-Tube Twin Amp myself and expect it any day now. I tried it at GC (they happened to have a used one on the floor). I spent a couple of hours plugging into all of their Fender amps they had piled up there, from the Blues Jr. to the Cyber-Twin, Vibroverb, Hot Rod series, etc. The Twin Amp definitely stood out above the rest for it's tone and power.

TAC

Dallas, Texas USA

May 8th, 2006 03:58 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Jacomo - Great news! Let us know your opinion of the Twin-amp after you've played it for a few days. I've had mine for several weeks and have absolutely no complaints. The amp is perfect right out of the box.

bejita

Northern Virginia

May 8th, 2006 04:13 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Guess what I just won...

I think this is a pretty good deal considering it's brand new with the 5 year warranty. Came out to $850 shipped! I actually used to own a 2001 '94 Twin Amp which I believe was the last year it was made before this one replaced it. There was a crack in the cabinet and I always thought something was wrong with it so I sold it and got an '05 TRRI a year ago. I don't know if you saw my other post but I don't think I'm happy with it either. There are things I will try before saying goodbye to the TRRI like a re-bias. Plus I'll have both next to each other to compare. Hopefully my search stops here. I'll let you guys know how it goes.

Check it out

(This message was last edited by bejita at 04:17 PM, May 8th, 2006)

TAC

Dallas, Texas USA

May 8th, 2006 04:18 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Dude - You just scored big time! That's a great amp at a great price. Let us know what you think after you've played with it a few days.

Edited to add - This amp will also solve the "too clean" issues you were having with your TRRI. The Twin-amp has a throaty clean channel and breaks up real well on the drive channel. The 25/100 watt switch will let you get the same tones at bedroom levels.

(This message was last edited by TAC at 04:25 PM, May 8th, 2006)

bejita

Northern Virginia

May 8th, 2006 09:13 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Awesome, I can't wait. I also went into GC today and tried the Hot Rod Deville 212 and have to say that I really love that amp. They didn't have a PTTA though so I'll have to wait till mine comes in. I think in the end, I'll either break even (or close to) if I sell my TRRI and settle with the PTTA or get some cash back in my pocket if I end up with the Hot Rod Deville 212 and sell both the TRRI and PTTA. As long as I'm satisfied I'm happy either way.

loungepop

USA

May 9th, 2006 12:40 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The Hot Rod Deville is a cool amp but it's the lower end amp that Fender makes in Mexico. The Twin-Amp is made in California and is has better workmanship etc... The Twin-Amp is the Bees Knees...

bejita

Northern Virginia

May 9th, 2006 06:46 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah, I'm aware that it's the lower end but it's also funny how I'm not totally satisfied with the sound of my TRRI. That's why everything is so subjective and just because it's the more expensive model doesn't mean it's going to sound better to everyone's ears. I'm sure there's plenty of people out there that prefer cheeseburgers over fillet mignon ;)

Blues Power

Long Island

Who said "he knows all the chords"
May 9th, 2006 07:19 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

imo tone overrules the price tag or where somthin was made.

heck if i can find a cheap lil tube amp for like $250 that was made in Morocco that gave me the tone i wanted, id buy that. lol

Rick Plays The Blues

Germany

May 9th, 2006 11:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

+1 Blues Power! Just tell me, where you found that nice little amp ;^)

qmoder

United States

May 9th, 2006 11:55 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've had one since the 90's.

TAC

Dallas, Texas USA

May 10th, 2006 08:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Jacomo and Bejita - When are you expecting your new Twin-Amps?

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