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intension65

north jersey usa

black faced,with a silver lining
Jul 19th, 2015 12:34 PM   Edit   Profile  

My bud has a beautifull 68 Sr. Blackline AB763 circuit,He purchased at the Philly guitar show about 4 years ago for $1000., it is stunning and sounds as good as you would expect, all stock. I have a 73, SR. with 4 JBL K130? I believe spkrs. This is the heavyest amp I have ever carried. we are using it now for Key boards, and it delivers. It can handle the highs & lows very well. I always called this my basement amp as I never wanted to carry it, at 60 years old guess what 2 people are carrying. thank got it has casters.

vanceen25
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United States

Vance Erickson
Jul 19th, 2015 03:30 PM   Edit   Profile  

I don't always play clean, but when I do I prefer my 64 Super Reverb.

Doc Sarvis
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USA/Salt Lake City

Tuned Strings and Tight Lines
Jul 20th, 2015 07:20 PM   Edit   Profile  

I've always imagined the BFSR and early SFSR to be the perfect gigging amps. I have a '66 BFVR that defines the BF Fender sound for me. The SR has got to be more of the same.

Rinto
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Calif. Foothills

Jul 24th, 2015 01:28 PM   Edit   Profile  

Hey, I'm always a bit slow to respond.....Yes. it's a pine cab with CTS Alnicos.....Yes, I changed the 2-prong plug; also reconfigured the incoming wiring so the fuse is 1st...Did away with the courtesy outlet and ground switch, etc. etc. Of course I harvested the .047 blue ajax "death cap" for future use!!
Say, I have occasionally blown fuses when switching on the standby switch with this and other tube-rectified Fender amps; Now, I just flip both switches on at the outset.....No more blown fuses....not sure why; perhaps the inrush current?!
The perfect gigging amp for me.....so far it kicks ass in every endeavor; practice, or gigs!! Yes, it's a bit heavy.....but I love it!

Roly
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Whitehorse Canada

I don't get out much
Jul 30th, 2015 09:10 PM   Edit   Profile  

If your amp is taking out correct value fuses using the prescribed power up procedure....something is amiss.



conaway

USA

looking for career plan B
Jul 31st, 2015 09:28 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have gigged with my 66 BFSR since I was 15....a few intervening years when I was not in a band.However, this is the best and only amp I would consider gigging with, as it has always had exactly what I needed for any given gig - lots of volume for outdoor gigs, takes pedals very well, reliable, and great sound. It is getting a bit heavy now that I am 63 this year, but I think I will hang onto it for a while.


Lenny1716

SoCal, South Bay

Aug 2nd, 2015 08:38 PM   Edit   Profile  

Rinto, I own (since they were new) a 62 Fender Concert and 67 Bandmaster. I replaced the power cords to 3-prong on both, as well, eliminated the "death" cap. I have never experienced a blown fuse in either. Perhaps the ground wire of the 3-conductor power cord, is not attached to a proper or effective ground point.


conaway

USA

looking for career plan B
Sep 5th, 2015 09:24 PM   Edit   Profile  

a '66 BFSR is the only amp I have gigged with since I was 15 - and that was a long time ago. It sounds better than all the other Fender amps I have, so I still lug it around.,


6L6
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Sep 17th, 2015 08:02 AM   Edit   Profile  

The '66 Super Reverb I gigged with for many years is still the best sounding amp I've ever played through. The only reason it's gone is the weight/size factor as my back somehow grew old…

But, still in the stash are my '72 SFDR and a new '65 PRRI, so I'm still in good shape.

You a great deal on your Super. ENJOY!

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Mars Hall

USA NW Indiana

Telefunkin'
Sep 26th, 2015 04:46 AM   Edit   Profile  

Just purchased a 66 Super Reverb for $600! The rectifier was broken and the chassis was out of the amp. Which gave me some bargaining strength. Other than the grill cloth and the rectifier everything is original. Plugged it in after replacing the broken rectifier and this is absolutely the best sounding Super Reverb I've ever played, it just flat out sings!

SoK66
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USA

We had the hit but Van got the money
Sep 28th, 2015 08:05 AM   Edit   Profile  

I've had an AB763 '68 SFSR for 42 years and every time I fire it up and play it I wonder why I have all those other amps. My trusty sidekick for all these years, it'll be with me until the estate sale.

vanceen25
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United States

Vance Erickson
Oct 2nd, 2015 03:17 PM   Edit   Profile  

Mars Hall, that is a fantastic find. Congratulations!

Roger Ball
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Canada

More Mel Bay, less eBay!
Oct 3rd, 2015 01:28 PM   Edit   Profile  

Well guys, thanks very much for pushing me over the edge! I just bought a 1964 Super Reverb on eBay that looks to be in very good shape. It should arrive sometime next week.

I've wanted one for a long time but they don't come up in my neck of the woods very often. Like never, actually. I know there are always some for sale from the U.S. but they aren't so attractive after you figure in exchange, shipping and taxes.

caseycash

Richmond, VA

Surf/Instro
Nov 25th, 2015 09:18 PM   Edit   Profile  

Only thing I like better than playing though my 1966 Super Reverb is playing though a pair of them (on outside jobs). Angle the cabinets about 120 degrees from each other. I just look at carrying them around as a way to get a little workout. For me a BF SR with CTS alnico's is THE sound I've always wanted in an amp.

Didn't Have To Be So Nice - tandem Super Reverbs

BbendFender
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American Patriot

Not so famous dude.
Nov 30th, 2015 03:23 PM   Edit   Profile  

Casey, I liked the video. Sounded great.

caseycash

Richmond, VA

Surf/Instro
Nov 30th, 2015 07:50 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks Bbend - I really do love playing through a pair of Supers. If anyone is interested in running two amps at a time I can recommend the ToneBone Switchbone to split your signal without losing any quality.

vanceen25
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Vance Erickson
Dec 1st, 2015 12:02 PM   Edit   Profile  

caseycash,

Back in the day, I used to gig with two Super Reverbs all the time. One stacked on the other, both turned up to about 8.

I don't know how I got away with doing that in medium sized rooms.

caseycash

Richmond, VA

Surf/Instro
Dec 6th, 2015 04:23 AM   Edit   Profile  

Wow, that must have been loud! I only use the pair for outside jobs and don't run them over about "5" so they stay pretty clean. Eight 10" speakers do move a lot of air and seem to add "presence" without sounding overly loud to the audience.

vanceen25
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United States

Vance Erickson
Dec 18th, 2015 04:28 PM   Edit   Profile  

They do indeed. Great video, by the way. Even the camera mic caught that SR sweetness. It's just the ideal amp. I've got a '64 now that I've done a lot of work on, and it would be the last thing to go if I had to sell all my equipment.

roadhog96

USA / CT.

Dec 18th, 2015 06:26 PM   Edit   Profile  

Caseycash, nice job. What kind if set up do you have there? I don't see any guitar cables going into the front input jacks on either amp. What am I missing?

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