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FDP Forum / Miscellaneous and Non-Fender Topics / Where do I get a clone of my old lost '54 Fender Wide Panel super with 2x10 Jensens?

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Chris Greene
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Idaho, USA

Nine mile skid on a ten mile ride
Oct 18th, 2017 05:15 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You guys are talking about a different design the the 5C4 amp.

Hammond101
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Oct 18th, 2017 05:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The 5C4 would be even more difficult as the early one had the octal preamp tubes. I overhauled a Pro of this vintage a while back. Finding tubes was doable but expensive for the owner of the amp. The Pro and the Super shared the same chassis but had different cabs and speaker configurations, single 15 vs 2-10.

If Chris could find an old bare chassis it could be done. To much cost in making a one off chassis at a sheet metal shop.

Leftee
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VA

One foot on the brake, one on the GAS
Oct 18th, 2017 06:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I’m wonder if finding an original might be easier. Even if it needed some work.

reverendrob
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Oct 18th, 2017 06:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Realistically, looking at market - you'll be flipping all three and might still come up short of a real one (again, market).

'61 Concerts are abundant on Reverb etc and aren't that pricey (

Chris Greene
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Idaho, USA

Nine mile skid on a ten mile ride
Oct 18th, 2017 06:26 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If I was smart, I'd just shut up and play my guitar...

reverendrob
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We all want

our time in hell
Oct 18th, 2017 06:31 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You could do that, nobody's stopping you!

I did my afternoon time already, so I'm in for being me on the internets!

Chris Greene
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Idaho, USA

Nine mile skid on a ten mile ride
Oct 18th, 2017 07:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The thing is, most of the time now, I play acoustic so why I even think about stuff like this is nuts.

Leftee
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Oct 18th, 2017 07:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It’s what we do here. :-)

Hammond101
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Oct 19th, 2017 09:57 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"'61 Concerts are abundant on Reverb etc and aren't that pricey"

I have one and love it. It will get a lot of use at my jam this Saturday.


Hammond101
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Oct 19th, 2017 11:52 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

CG, I'd assume this would be a home use amp if you did have one built. It's still a fairly loud living room amp. A tweed Deluxe clone set up with 2-10s would be quite cool, capture the vibe and get you to the brake up a bit earlier. Heck, a tweed Princeton with one lonely 6V6 works great for me. Remember the Radio amp build a posted years ago? It still resides in the living room, has a Fender clone reverb unit in front of it and gets played weekly.

Find an antique radio cab and chassis, we can work something out:-)

Chris Greene
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Idaho, USA

Nine mile skid on a ten mile ride
Oct 19th, 2017 11:58 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I do have an old tweed Pro Jr. and should be satisfied with that but you know how it goes...

Pro Jr. hiding behind '62 RI Strat

MLC

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...it's good enough.
Oct 19th, 2017 01:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"'61 Concerts are abundant on Reverb etc and aren't that pricey"

They want crazy money for one that's in a local shop, here. I tried to talk them down, as it's kinda ratty looking and has replacement speakers, but they aren't budging. I have a feeling the owner doesn't really want to sell it.

"I do have an old tweed Pro Jr. and should be satisfied with that but you know how it goes..."

Yeah, the Pro Jr. is cool, but it's "tweed" in covering only.

Hammond101
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Oct 19th, 2017 02:02 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I do have an old tweed Pro Jr. and should be satisfied with that but you know how it goes..."

I know exactly how that goes. Things that I just simple wanted to play with not that I really needed. 4 builds, the Concert, a Dual Showman, Blues Jr., tweed Bassman, Vox Cambridge, Twin Reverb Split, Acoustic amps. I did sell off all the BF vintage stuff save the Showman.

I still want to build a Fender Reverb unit clone inside an antique tombstone radio cabinet, just nuts I guess.

Chris Greene
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Idaho, USA

Nine mile skid on a ten mile ride
Oct 19th, 2017 02:33 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

MLC, I know but it's still one of the better modern Fender amps.

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Oct 20th, 2017 05:29 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I had a tweed Pro Junior, very nice amp.

There are a few nicer Tweed pedals available. Yes I know it's not the same. I don't use pedals very often (because I'm lazy), but I have been tempted to get one.

At some point I would like build a tweed amp. I would also like to replace the circuit board in my Champion 600 with a 5F1 board.

ejm

usa

Oct 20th, 2017 11:51 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I did a Google on "Fender 5C4 wide panel clone".
Unfortunately not a lot came up. (By "not a lot" I really mean "nothing".)

A couple of questions.

1) Someone brought up that if you want a true replica, there may be rare/expensive tubes involved. Are you sure you want to sign up for this? Granted, preamp tubes will probably last years, so if you only had a spare or two you'd probably be set for life. But still.....

2) Are you open to building your own from a kit? That might make the task of finding one a little easier.

One more question (and don't take offense): Why do you really want it? And why are you willing to sell off some of your other seemingly fine amps for it?

Chasing memories/hallucinations of your youth?

There's nothing wrong with that. He on here who is not guilty of that shall cast the first vintage fuzz box. My story......

I always wanted a Kustom tuck and roll. Big CCR fan from the git go. I decided that one of the 25 or 50 watt combos would be perfect. I finally found a store that was going out of business, and they had 3-4 of them. Aha, the motherlode.

I go over there, cash in hand, and tried them out. But, I just wasn't knocked out. Sitting within arms reach was a late 70's Princeton Reverb just like one I own. As a lark, I plugged in as a sobriety check. Thank goodness. That was that. No contest. The PR won hands down by a mile. There was no way that I could justify or rationalize or whatever spending the money on the Kustom. It would have been a piece of good looking furniture and no more.

Ultimately my decision was made easy for me, based upon the tone (or lack of) of the Kustom. But it could be the same in other cases as well.

You can do what your heart and soul speaks to you, but that was my experience.

(This message was last edited by ejm at 10:58 AM, Oct 21st, 2017)

Chris Greene
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Idaho, USA

Nine mile skid on a ten mile ride
Oct 21st, 2017 02:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Maybe I should just get the tweed Blues Jr. I was playing a Strat (JV) through the Pro jr. last night and forgot just how decent it is. Mine is a USA sample from July, 1994.

rfrakes331K
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Oct 26th, 2017 06:28 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Anyone know where I might find Umber mods for a Tweed Pro?

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Jim
Oct 28th, 2017 07:18 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Czarl's Custom Amps

Carl makes an octal tweed deluxe.


Standard24

San Antonio, Texas

Nov 6th, 2017 01:56 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

How about a Kemper?

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