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Figaro



South Carolina

I kicked cancer's ass!
Jan 20th, 2014 09:01 PM        

Fender is debuting the new 68 Custom Vibrolux Reverb amp at NAMM! Here's a video showing it with the other 68 Custom models. It's about time! <br /> <br />



ruger9



USA/NJ

Jan 21st, 2014 04:48 AM        

Damn. And I just recently got a Supersonic 22...<br /> <br /> Well, I'll have to check this one out, as well as the "regular" CVR... none of these amps (including the Supersonics) are ever in any shops near me... just DRRIs, Pro Jrs, PRRIs, Mustangs....<br /> <br /> Almost never a SS, CVR, VK, ....



Tele295



Schleepy Hollow

Jan 21st, 2014 08:05 PM        

That Vibrolux sounds pretty good!



reverend mikey



west Omaha, east NE

Life gets in the way of my G.A.S.
Jan 22nd, 2014 08:55 AM        

Rats ... another great sounding 2x10 amp (my favorite speaker set-up)...



urby

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Jan 22nd, 2014 01:30 PM        

Reduced negative feedback equals a noisy amp. How much trouble to put a presence control into one of these amps where the player has control over this issue.<br /> <br /> Plus, I don't like Fender's choice of speakers. <br /> <br /> I know, joykill, but I wouldn't buy one of these amps for those two reasons alone.



prolux

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Jan 22nd, 2014 02:02 PM        

Whoa! Might be time for a new amp. But urby has a noisy point.



carsten



on the rhine

Jan 22nd, 2014 02:57 PM        

Hi!<br /> <br /> It looks like it may be what many players craved for - and I wouldn´t rule it out before even hearing it...<br /> <br /> cheers - C.



prolux

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Jan 22nd, 2014 06:10 PM        

Oh - Definitely not ruling it out. On the contrary.<br />



carsten



on the rhine

Jan 23rd, 2014 02:10 AM        

Hi prolux!<br /> <br /> I just thought that urby´s post sounded, mh, a bit like it ;)<br /> <br /> cheers - C.



jhawkr

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It's all gravy from here on...
Jan 23rd, 2014 06:17 AM        

Doesn't the knock on the regular Vibrolux have something to do with the negative feedback? I like Celestion speakers.



SuperReverb2



Maple Ridge, BC

Dumble is King
Jan 23rd, 2014 06:41 AM        

CERTAINLY going to try this one out!<br /> <br /> :)



carsten



on the rhine

Jan 23rd, 2014 09:01 AM        

Hi jhawkr!<br /> <br /> Yes, the "Custom" VR hisses very much like a beehive - and it´s said to be because of the lack of a negative feedback loop - not sure if that´s true...<br /> <br /> The new VR is said to have REDUCED negative feedback, so it will probably be different from the "Custom" VR...<br /> <br /> cheers - C.



urby

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Jan 23rd, 2014 10:47 AM        

I'd still try it out if interested in a new amp but I'd keep my ear open for unwanted noise.<br /> <br /> You know how it is when you go to the music store with the pre-ordained thought of buying a specific item and there are a ton of distractions in there. 8v) Listen.<br /> <br /> Still don't like the speakers.<br /> <br /> Plus, a real silverface Fender is hand-wired and won't cost too much more, if any. And, they are real good amps.<br />



Hammond101

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Jan 23rd, 2014 01:54 PM        

"Reduced negative feedback equals a noisy amp. How much trouble to put a presence control into one of these amps where the player has control over this issue."<br /> <br /> The negative feedback loop cleans up the amp and really has nothing to do with noise. Reducing the amount of neg. feedback will make the amp break up sooner, at least in theory.<br /> <br /> A presence control is more of a variable bright switch IMO. It would have nothing to due with noise.<br /> <br /> I'm glad to see this amp come to reality. If the BF circuit was followed closely enough this amp might be worth owning. I bought and sold 2 CVRs.<br /> I guess If I didn't like it I could gut the chassis and put in a eyelet board. My favorite Fender cosmetics!<br />



jhawkr

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Jan 23rd, 2014 02:07 PM        

I used a 73 Bandmaster Reverb chassis and put it in a 210 cabinet. I call it a MasterLux Reverb.



prolux

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Jan 23rd, 2014 04:52 PM        

Hey Carsten, what I meant to say is I agree with urby that it could be noisy. As you & jhawkr note, that is the issue with CVR's. My hope is the reduced negative feedback will not result in the same hiss.<br /> <br /> SKI indicated in his thread a couple days ago that his custom deluxe doesn't hiss.<br /> <br /> My Goblin is the only thing that has kept me from considering the custom Princeton. The Vibro is another level.<br />



Roger Ball

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Jan 25th, 2014 12:46 PM        

I like that Fender has come out with these SF models, and I'm sure we can discuss the pros and cons for a long time! ('cause that's what we do, right?)<br /> <br /> I'm fortunate to have two Vibrolux Reverbs; a lovely 1966 with Jensens and a 1970 that I've gigged with for almost 10 years now.<br /> <br /> If I didn't already have these amps I'd be seriously interested in this '68 model.



ruger9



USA/NJ

Jan 25th, 2014 01:55 PM        

The way I'm seeing it, the new "68" won't be any closer to the original Vibrolux than the CVR was. Not that that's a bad thing... the CVR is a great amp in it's own right (one of Fender's most consistent sellers), but not to be compared to the original VL... as the new "68" no doubt shouldn't be.



Steve Dallman

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Jan 26th, 2014 04:38 PM        

A presence control decouples the negative feedback in the high frequencies. If disconnecting or reducing NFB causes hiss, then turning up a presence control will do the same.



SpiroGiro



Southern CountiesUK

Jan 28th, 2014 04:48 AM        

..when I think of the difference between a Deluxe Reverb and a Vibrolux I get this mental analagy - DR= sraight six whereas Vibrolux=V8



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