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Kansas City, Mo.

counting it all joy
Dec 23rd, 2015 08:27 PM   Edit   Profile  

I am loving loving my Super Reverb---it is a newer RI but it was totally gutted and rewired point to point by Allessandro-----and I had the London Power Scaling installed on it-----very sweet natural overdrive at all volumes---

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Size 7-3/8
Jan 10th, 2016 11:27 AM   Edit   Profile  

First time to read this thread, it makes me want to play through a Super now just to hear for myself. Rinto, wow what can I say other than AAS here we go again. Glad I read all the way to the bottom though. Over a month now and no answer to the question, Roadhog96 you are very observant, at first I did not want to use up the extra data from my internet service by opening the video, but now I might.



Feb 3rd, 2016 08:29 PM   Edit   Profile  

How many have had the CTS speakers doping surround harden up?

Often folks don't even know whats going on....ive talked to several veteran reconers over the years and this is common....happened to my 71 SFSR CTS alnicos.



Bobby Roadrunner
Feb 11th, 2016 07:24 PM   Edit   Profile  

I got my 1967 black face back in sept 1969. The person who had before me put in 4 Utah ceramics. It was my only amp I had until about 6 or 7 years ago. Learning how to dial it in is most important. For the best cleans put the tone controls high 7/8/9 and the volume in the 3/4 area. For nice crunchy sound, put the volume up to 6/7 and dial in the bass, middle treble in the 2/3/4 area. I got the bug to change out he Utah speakers and I now have 2 Weber 10a125 30 watt and 2 10F150 30 watt. I put the ceramics on the top and the alnico on the bottom. Its sound is fabulous . it's mostly original except for some caps (replaced with Jupiters) and resistors. I have a mixture of RCA preamp tubes, preferred series and TAD 12ax7s and now love the TAD 6L6GC (not the WGC) biased at 37 my at 420 volts.

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We had the hit but Van got the money
Mar 5th, 2016 01:21 PM   Edit   Profile  

I've had an AB763 '68 SFSR since '73. Every time I fire it up and play it for awhile I ask myself why I have other amps.

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United States

Vance Erickson
Mar 6th, 2016 04:18 PM   Edit   Profile  

I just finished a rehearsal with one of my bands, using my 64 SR. I was playing a Les Paul Custom through it, set on about 6, with a Weber Mass 100 to keep from peeling the wall paint.

Man, every sound was in there. Turn down the guitar to 3-4, and there's crystal Blackface cleans. Turn the guitar full up, and there's a gorgeous distorted tone that is tight enough to cut through, with years of sustain.

I love Super Reverbs!



Apr 5th, 2016 01:38 PM   Edit   Profile  

Any of you vintage SR players have experience with the RI? Aside from 40-50 year old speakers vs brand-new speakers, how does the RI compare?


Canada, Kamloops

Vintage Amp Hoarder
Apr 6th, 2016 11:14 PM   Edit   Profile  

I am a proud owner of a 1971 Super Reverb. I enjoy it very much. The weight is manageable for me. I have serviced it and it's ready for another 45 years. I have never played a BF Super Reverb but I would like to some day. The big iron early 70's SF amps are great deals in my opinion. Lower prices and great tone.

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American Patriot

I'm on guard these days.
Apr 7th, 2016 11:11 AM   Edit   Profile  

ruger9, I have not owned any of the Fender reissue amps and probably never will. When I saw the inside of them I said "yuck". The PCB's really turned me off. They may perform ok but they are not really reissues in my book.

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Calif. Foothills

Apr 19th, 2016 05:16 PM   Edit   Profile  

Hey, I'm back; found the perfect team!!~! It's the '67 Cherry 335 that me and my parents bought new that year: $400 in SF!!....and, of course, the aforementioned amp, a '67 SF AB763 w/ alnico's, etc!!
Something about those 10s gets ya that mid-rangey snarl.....My new thing is both pickups: Bridge tone on 3; Neck tone on 7; both volumes between 8 and 9.......!!!
I also got that vintage frying bacon background!! Can't seem to care a lot now!?!? Mostly, it's the one!


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American Patriot

I'm on guard these days.
Apr 19th, 2016 07:03 PM   Edit   Profile  

Rinto, an ES-335 and a Super Reverb is probably a perfect rig. Lots of greats music has been played with that rig. I had the exact rig back in the 70's.

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Calif. Foothills

Apr 19th, 2016 07:27 PM   Edit   Profile  

Yeah, I totally agree!! Now, I need to figure out a way to let the fellow citizens of my town shut off the (TV) and the phone, and come on down, to this party at our local pub!!!
There are always some folks who are there, like to hoist a few, dance, and enjoy our music!! Me too>>
OK, Thanx, Scotty

Hal G.
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Hi, I'm an ampoholic. Hi Hal!
May 3rd, 2016 10:22 PM   Edit   Profile  

After years without owning a large Fender combo I bought a 67 BF Super Reverb last week. Played it tonight at band practice and I am loving this amp. It probably won't see any gigs due to its weight. I'll probably use my modded CVR for gigs but that Super is a great addition to my collection.

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San Francisco, CA

May 4th, 2016 09:41 PM   Edit   Profile  

I gigged for years with a '66 BFSR and loved it. But the weight and awkwardness of getting it in and out of the backseat of my car drove me to finally sell it.

Ever since I've used my '72 SFDR and it does everything I need.


Mars Hall

USA NW Indiana

May 20th, 2016 08:42 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have 3 Super Reverbs! Two 66's and a 70. I love the 4-10 speaker configuration. They are loud for most applications, I use them for. I attenuate them.

My most recent purchase was one of the 66's. Got a great deal as well. The rectifier tube was broken, so it couldn't be tested. Ended up paying $600. Brought it home put a fresh rectifier and it fired right up. Caps, three prong cord and new power tubes, it's now roadworthy.



Jun 13th, 2016 10:13 AM   Edit   Profile  

I bought a clean early '69 off the original owner a few years back for $900. At the time that was considered overpaying. However, it had all the original, speakers, all the RCA tubes inside (except the rectifier), the footswitch and even the Victoria cover! Now I see comparable examples in music stores going for $1800. All I had to do was replace the filter caps. I'll never sell it. There's nothing else out there that sounds like a proper Super Reverb!



looking for career plan B
Aug 9th, 2018 09:26 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have several vintage Fender amps, but only gig with my ‘66SR - I use a hand truck to haul it around. I bought it from the original owner in 1968 and have loved it ever since.....have always played a Gibson Less Paul or SG throug it. Best-sounding amp I have ever had.


usa Thumb area Mi

Dec 6th, 2018 03:58 PM   Edit   Profile  


Once you get hooked on Fenders nothing else will do.

I'm 52 and haul around big Fender amps too.

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So. Cal. USA

Dec 6th, 2018 04:22 PM   Edit   Profile  

I like 4-10 Fenders. I'm partial to the brown Concert Amps, the Super Reverb comes in second IMO.

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