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perky

Melbourne Australia

Sep 15th, 2004 05:07 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've used a Cyber Twin for recording and it was great in the studio -but I tried one live, on loan from a friend and also used my Bassman 59 reissue - and the Bassman just killed the CyberTwin as a live amp. I got some nice sounds from it, but the Cyber just lacked the attitude of the actual tweed when I tried to simulate it. I would have no hesitation though in buying the Cyber Twin if I had money for an extra amp to compliment my Bassman.

thouston
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Ohio

Primetime Blues Band
Sep 15th, 2004 06:22 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

A few weeks ago we opened for bluesman Mark Hummel, Charles Wheal, his guitarist (monster musician) played a vintage ES-133 (P-90s), new Bassman LTD with a '64 RI Fender Reverb. He couldn't believe the tone I got with $399 Epi 335 Dot and Cyber-Twin. On top of this, the crowd barely clapped for Hummel & band. One patron told that Hummel band was good, but we were good & entertaining. That's the bottom line, it's not what you play but how you play.

The Primetime Blues Band

rjknottjr

USA

Oct 6th, 2004 09:07 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Can I ask a question here in general about amps. I play strats through a Blues Deville 4x10 and love it but man is it loud. I can't play it louder than two or three - but has too much power not to mention it's a beast to gig or have my son lug it around to various band practices.
Anyway the questions:
Is the BD 410 loud because 60 watts is too much power?
Do I need a 15 watt amp so I can crank and get a good overdriven tube sound, and make it carryable?
If the answer is yes what amp satisfies my need for overdriven tube sound and ability to play it to the point of breaking up without requiring ear plugs.
If it makes a difference for your choices I play mostly, Clapton, Los Lonely Boys, Eagles, Hendrix, Jeff Healey, Beck, Pink Floyd etc..

Thanks for your imput.
rj

thouston
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Ohio

Primetime Blues Band
Oct 6th, 2004 02:58 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Well, I gave up my 4x10 Blues Deville for a Cyber-Twin for the same reasons you stated. You gonna get 50,000 answers to your question because anybody likes different amps.

The Primetime Blues Band

Iron Man

USA

Oct 19th, 2004 09:49 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

RJ
Sounds like you need a blues Jr. 15W and ready to be overdriven and cranked up in your bedroom

Sonmore12

US

Dec 30th, 2004 10:11 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I own a Cyber-Twin and I haven't found a good way of switching between a clean and distorted tone. I like the sounds I get out of this amp, but when I switch between the two channels (via the foot switch), it isn't seamless. There is a momentary pause before it kicks in to the new preset. Anyone else experience this??

thouston
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Ohio

Primetime Blues Band
Dec 30th, 2004 01:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Sonmore12 - Yes, musicians who switch presets in a song have mentioned this. I don't do that, so it's never brothered me. The 'problem' was fixed in the new CT-SE.

The Primetime Blues Band

phasertone

USA

phasertone
Jan 5th, 2005 10:54 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I just got a new Cyber Twin SE. Does anybody know how to tweak it to give me the tone for the Hotel California solo. I have a gig coming. I need help quick. Thanks.

(This message was last edited by phasertone at 11:02 AM, Jan 5th, 2005)

gdwill2u

usa

Freedom-nothing left to lose
Jan 25th, 2005 06:38 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

How does the new (or old) cyber twin match up with the cyber deluxe?

THE KING FANCLUB

Germany

Nov 24th, 2005 02:20 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hello,
I have 3 Cyber Twin Heads. Selling 2 of them : http://cgi.ebay.de/Fender-Cyber-Twin-Top-Head-NEU-HAMMERPREIS_
W0QQitemZ7367740946
and
http://cgi.ebay.de/Fender-Cyber-Twin-Top-Head-NEU-HAMMERPREIS_
W0QQitemZ7367740953

But now my question :

WHERE ARE THE SHOWMAN 412S & DYNATOUCH DT412 CABINETS VANISHED ?
No more available at Fender ( Germany ). No more available at any Dealer. What did they do with them ? The Showman Cab was introduced 2002 ... esp. for the Heads. I sell 2 because I don't get the Cabinets.
Best regards,
Klaus

http://www.rockstarstudio.de

(This message was last edited by THE KING FANCLUB at 02:24 AM, Nov 24th, 2005)

Johnny Strat

Montreal, Canada

Dec 4th, 2005 10:40 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have had the se for over a year. The sounds I love best are the clean ones like A14 and similar. The heavy distortion and weirdo effects are a real turn-off to me (the regular presets are better than the custom shop ones, which have way too many weirdo effects). The effects show just how far this amp can go, but not very useful to me.

My first reaction to the many weirdo sounds was to return the amp. Too many of them, and I really couldn't stand them - it gave me the impression that what this amp was all about. The only reason why I kept it was the clean amp sounds, which I have grown to really like. The basic message is I got close to returning it because of the weirdo sounds. Over time, I played with the amp clean tones and now have my favs. It took work to get there.

My reasoning was this: for the money, my expectation was sound as good as the 65 Twin, DRRI, and the other Fender classic amps. The effects were/are the extra bonus (because I did not want to lug around pedals).

The problem is not-so-easy access to the effects. What could have helped a lot would have been a PC-based tool (with proper midi cables, etc..., that could have made this easy. An amp with this kind of versatility is simply not complete unless it has such a tools to easily access the amp's effects.

The rotary knobs are an excellent thing. You can easily see what the amp settings are. Not so easy is the menu window.

The classic clean sounds are OK
out-of-the-box. Reverb is pretty darn good. They come close to the real thing. The amp is incredibly versatile, the sounds you want are in there, it just takes work, work with that tiny front panel, to get there.

Pros:
1. clean classic sounds are nearly the real thing (very close)
2. versatility, lots of effects

Cons:
1. no supporting PC-based tool to access that versatility
2. too many weirdo effects, essentially a demo of the effects

Suggestion for Fender:
1. organize tones into two groups: one along classic fender amps (one group), and another "effects group". That makes it a lot easier to search for classic tones and effects.
2. a PC-based tool for accessing the effects and re-programming the amp. I am really looking forward to this and I hope fender produces such a tool.
3. start a website where you can provide latest tones/effects/patches, and where we can trade same. that would be real nice and good sign of support to all of us users

To would-be customers:
1. a collection of classic fender amp tones, poorly identified, but they are close enough to the real thing.
2. you're going to have to get used to the front panel to get the sound syou want.
3. don't get put off by the weirdo sounds, it's a pretty good amp. then again, maybe those sounds are you thing (I'm an older fart...)

woodall
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USA/Arizona

Albino Blue
Dec 10th, 2005 09:48 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have the CyberTwin WITH a pedal board and it's GREAT at home or live.

Frann

UK

Jan 1st, 2006 08:18 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Awsome Amps.

blacksilver

Indiana

Apr 18th, 2009 07:20 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Can an yone direct me to information on the internet about how to use the Fender Cyber Twin Midi Pedal?

Thanks:

shadowwolf
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Joisy Shaw

Just another Moonlight Mile...
May 14th, 2009 12:14 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hi Blacksilver

Do a search on Google for the Fender Cybertwin Foot Controller. It really isn't referred to as Midi Pedal. That may be why you aren't finding much information.


GLASAT

Australia

Nov 24th, 2010 05:55 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

When will we admit that Fender was only Fender by name after Leo sold to CBS. However the Fender ideal did continue with Leo Fender. Surely if you want a real Fender guitar you follow Leo to Music Man and G & L.
Fender Musical Instruments is merely a corporation trading under the name that they paid for and any subsequent designs after Leo left are theirs not his.
Just shows, I guess, how influenced we are by marketing and spin.

thouston
Contributing Member
******

Ohio

I love the blues!
Nov 25th, 2010 11:56 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Fender Musical Instruments is merely a corporation trading under the name that they paid for and any subsequent designs after Leo left are theirs not his.
Just shows, I guess, how influenced we are by marketing and spin."

I don't agree with that, I personally know Shane Nicholas, VP of marketing for the Fender Amp division, and him and the staff always have Leo Fender's vision whenever they develop a new amp.

Leo Fender was also a visionary, look at the Dual Showman amp he created for Dick Dale, and I also feel that he would taken step towards digital modeling...after all in the beginning Fender was 'Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Company'.

Me & Shane

dearlpitts

usa

Jan 1st, 2011 03:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

anyone know how i and if i can use pedals with this amp? really not working so far

dearlpitts

usa

Feb 23rd, 2011 09:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

distortion?

thouston
Contributing Member
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Ohio

I love the blues!
Feb 24th, 2011 08:32 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"..anyone know how i and if i can use pedals with this amp? really not working so far.."

I sometimes use a BOSS ME-20 with my CT. You have to watch the gain input, and chose/tweak the amp preset.



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