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FDP Forum / Fender Amps: 1985 - Current / Warning about buying a Fender 65 Twin RI; it sounds too good

Revelation Sound

USA

Jun 8th, 2016 05:37 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I find a problem when I play my CarvinSH 575 jazz guitar with this amp. It's very hard to stop playing. The sound of this amp is soooo good that I don't want to stop. I have to force myself to walk away and spend time with my wife. I have this desire to go back in my music room and play for another hour.

The tone of my guitar through this amp is so addictive. It is clear smooth, up front, and it has a shimmer. Love switching between the tremolo gentle on and turning it off off to get that little more up front sound. Maybe a lot of you are used to this quality sound. But compared to be red knob Fender I had for many years, this is a whole new level of enjoyment. Going up to Volume 3 on this amp Is my favorite when I practice.

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Jun 8th, 2016 08:06 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Sounds like a nice problem to have.

Enjoy and welcome to the FDP!

pcalu

usa metro detroit

Jun 8th, 2016 06:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Looks like someone discovered Fender. :)

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larryguitar
Jun 9th, 2016 09:19 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have a TRRI and don't get a chance to use it much. At small venues I'm limited to about 2.5 on the dial.

But recently I did an outdoor show and cranked the amp up to about 5.5 for a good 45 minutes. I heard the amp for what it was designed to do.

It was a religious experience.

(This message was last edited by larryguitar19 at 11:26 AM, Jun 9th, 2016)

Charlie Macon
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Jun 9th, 2016 09:52 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I brought my TRRI out into the living room to sit side-by-side with my Vox AC15-C1. I now have all of my own music bases fully covered with two of the best amps ever made.

pcalu

usa metro detroit

Jun 10th, 2016 06:06 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Quote" I have a TRRI and don't get a chance to use it much. At small venues I'm limited to about 2.5 on the dial.

But recently I did an outdoor show and cranked the amp up to about 5.5 for a good 45 minutes. I heard the amp for what it was designed to do.

It was a religious experience." End Quote"

There are a lot of amps in the Fender line up that are designed Specifically for the stage, hence don't sound their best at low volumes. Sometimes I grit my teeth when I read a slam on the internet by someone about a Fender amp that I know sounds good at a stage volume. It's like.. Dude... Really? and you thought that Amp was going to excell in your bedroom or apartment? What where you thinking? IMO about 90% of the negative comments on the internet about Fender amps in general is because of 'they sound best on a stage"

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Jun 10th, 2016 06:47 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I need a powerful amp that sounds so good it will negate my condo neighbor's volume concerns.

"Damn Larry, blasting his amp again....but what a lovely sound".

Sounds like the TRRI is just the ticket!

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Jun 10th, 2016 10:26 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

One thing about a Twin is that it actually make a decent living room or bedroom amp. They sound very good at low volume with pedals if you don't want to play clean. 2 twelves moving air at any volume is a wonderful thing.

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South Florida

larryguitar
Jun 10th, 2016 11:34 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

pcalu is correct. You cannot judge an amp unless you play it as intended. I bought the TRRI specifically for an outdoor gig. I wasn't taking any chances on some wimpy ass tone in front of a big crowd.

And yes I have had the condo association knock on my door once or twice.

But frankly I think the amp sounds good at 2 anyway.

My living room amp is a Vox AC15.

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Florida

Jun 10th, 2016 12:23 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've played gigs with a former bandmate who uses a vintage Twin or Marshall stack. He has his pedalboard and rig down that his tone is always awesome regardless of what volume. I on the other hand can get people yelling at me with a 6 watt amp. My wife once signaled me that I was drowning him out at an outdoor gig, he with Marshall stack, me with a Maz jr. While I have indeed learned discipline over decades of gigging, my favorite tone still is "loud" and I've had my indiscretions.

pombrio
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USA

Jun 10th, 2016 12:57 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

littleuch, I've had a good talking to over my Dr Z Maz 18 Jr once or twice before too!

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Jun 16th, 2016 02:48 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You're just lucky you didn't buy a Super Reverb. Don't own one but I demoed a jazzbox on one and just had to buy the jazzbox.

rvw

(This message was last edited by rvwinkle at 04:48 PM, Jun 16th, 2016)

Revelation Sound

Pennsylvania, USA

Sep 30th, 2016 06:52 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

As an update, the more I play my guitars with the Fender Twin 65 RI the more I love it. In comparrison to the Mesa Boogie Express I have, the Fender is more even sounding with the lows mids and highs. The Boogie pushes the mids and makes it a more punchy amp for rock. However as an all around amp, the Fender is it for me. It still sounds great for rock with my Seymour Duncan 805 over drive pedal, and Vapor Trails delay pedal. It blows me away with the Catalina Chorus pedal and Fender Strat.

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