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swampyankee
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Mar 17th, 2015 11:20 AM   Edit   Profile  

..and to think I used to use a Twin on top of a Bandmaster cabinet. Ahhh, youth!

larryguitar19
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South Florida

larryguitar
Mar 25th, 2015 05:16 PM   Edit   Profile  

You can't call yourself a real guitar player without having owned a Twin at some point in your life.

Peegoo
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Mar 25th, 2015 09:13 PM   Edit   Profile  

I saw Nugent play in the 70s and he had 12 TRs in his back line. And they were ALL on and pushing the air.

It was like being run over by a truck for three hours.

GLORIOUS.

Deacon Blues

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friends.-The world's thirstiest man.
Mar 26th, 2015 08:32 AM   Edit   Profile  

I remember that backline. Those were Super Twins...weren't they?

larryguitar19
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larryguitar
Mar 11th, 2016 08:55 PM   Edit   Profile  

I've got a bunch of amps. But because I'm in limited space in a condo I tend to keep all of them in a closet in a second room and then rotate them out of the closet and into the living room one at a time every couple months.

So I gotta say it..because it's true. Of all the amps in my collection the TRRI is superior to every other amp and produces a heavenly tone unlike any other amp.

Its big and it's heavy. The opening poster is correct.

But I think that even at low volume around 1.5 the sound beats any other amp. I'm coming around to the idea that if I have to thin the herd for whatever reason down to 2 it would be the Twin Reverb and probably the Deluxe Reverb.

And while I'm at it I think I would limit the pedals to a tuner, Fulltone Mofset and Carbon Copy Delay.

That and a Tele and I don't know what else a guy needs.

(This message was last edited by larryguitar19 at 10:59 PM, Mar 11th, 2016)

JimmySee
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Back in the old

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Mar 12th, 2016 09:30 AM   Edit   Profile  

I remember Ted with five Twins sitting on top of speaker cabinets,.

JimmySee
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Back in the old

neighborhood.
Mar 12th, 2016 09:30 AM   Edit   Profile  

I remember Ted with five Twins sitting on top of speaker cabinets,.

littleuch
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Mar 12th, 2016 02:34 PM   Edit   Profile  

I gigged for many years with a Twin loaded with 2 EV SROs and an Altair power attentuator. Of course it weighed more than I did and fit perfectly in the trunk of my 77 Monte Carlo.

macatt

Pacific Northwest

macatt
Mar 19th, 2016 02:17 AM   Edit   Profile  

So did I and it looked like this:

External link

Revelation Sound

USA

Jun 6th, 2016 09:01 AM   Edit   Profile  

The George Benson Fender Twin is 13 pounds lighter die to the pine wood and different speakers if you want less weight.

I love my Fender Twin RI, I still have my Mesa Express, but the Twin is the amp for me. I spent the time finding the pedals I wanted for distortion and I am all set.

(This message was last edited by Revelation Sound at 08:27 AM, Sep 23rd, 2018)

Juice Nichols
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Jun 6th, 2016 11:23 AM   Edit   Profile  

According to Ted he used 6 Super Twins and 6 Dual Showmans back in the day.

edit:

Correction, he said 6 super twins and 6 dual showman cabs.

(This message was last edited by Juice Nichols at 01:24 PM, Jun 6th, 2016)

larryguitar19
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larryguitar
Feb 18th, 2018 08:25 PM   Edit   Profile  

So as an update...

My new band is in rehearsals. I've been going back and forth with different amps from my collection searching for a tone I like.

Today I went with the TRRI. I have to say that amp on 3, although loud, is just about perfect and nothing else comes close. That clean tone pounds you in the chest.

I don't know about taking it to small clubs but it's really exactly my sound.

Ricey

US

Apr 3rd, 2018 09:54 AM   Edit   Profile  

What is the "GN Fender Twin" with pine cabinet?

macatt

Pacific Northwest

macatt
Apr 10th, 2018 05:27 AM   Edit   Profile  

Yep, add me to the Twin with SROs club.
With an anvil case it DID weigh as much as me. I can't believe I lifted that out of my trunk every night. Couldn't do it today.

It looked like this:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/HJ09EqCfRODeX3kp2

(highlight then 'go to')

S Mac

(This message was last edited by macatt at 07:44 AM, Apr 10th, 2018)

Rocket Roll

Belgrade

Goin' down where Southern cross' the Dog
May 8th, 2018 11:25 PM   Edit   Profile  

"What is the "GN Fender Twin" with pine cabinet?"

George Benson Twin Reverb

pcalu

usa Thumb area Mi

May 27th, 2018 07:08 PM   Edit   Profile  

I just use a heavy duty luggage carrier and some tie straps. Just like luggage I pick it up, put it down then wheel it around.

Makes gigging a Twin so easy. Got the idea from a bud doing it with a HRDeville 4x10.

That George Benson Twin with the Two Jensen Tornado's, using a 12ay7 has got to sound awesome!

Foggy1
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May 28th, 2018 05:09 AM   Edit   Profile  

I somewhat remember seeing Uncle Ted four times in the 70s.

Will never forget that sound.

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stl80
Jun 4th, 2018 08:06 AM   Edit   Profile  

My Twin and vintage Hagstrom II are made for each other.
Jim

Revelation Sound

Pennsylvania, USA

Jul 30th, 2018 05:26 PM   Edit   Profile  

I just added wheels to my Fender Twin RI and its all good. The only lifting is putting it in and out of the car.

Tony F

Long Island, NY

When you come to fork in road take it
Sep 14th, 2018 02:57 PM   Edit   Profile  

Some years ago I was in a band that did a lot of outdoor shows. The other guitar player had a 65 RI Twin, one show I remember we were loud on stage and he was able to push it remember no master volume on the 65 RI I think it was around 7 or 8 on the dial and it was singing out some of the best tone I ever heard but even so there was no way I would consider humping that monster to shows.

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