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DamsMN



USA

Born to be wiiiiiiiild !
Jul 14th, 2016 03:53 PM        

Hi all,<br /> <br /> First of all, a little introduction...<br /> <br /> I'm French, but I live in Mnpls since 9 years now.<br /> <br /> I play since almost 30 years (had a few bands, some ok and some not), but have always been a "british amp" guy (Hiwatt and Vox, mostly), that is until I moved here ;-)<br /> <br /> One of the reason is that the Vintage Fender market is not as great as here... most of the amps/axes are scarce and way too expensive !<br /> <br /> Now, I have been dreaming of a Twin Reverb since a long time. I just love that huge amount of clean, sparkly sound and the lush reverb.<br /> A couple of month ago, I finally scored a '74 SFTR in pretty good shape and for a fairly good price (under $600).<br /> It had the (I guess) stock RCA tubes, an Ox"fart" and a Jensen Neo 12 speakers.<br /> <br /> I had it checked and Blackfaced by my local amp guy (Jeffrey Falla, from Tonetron Amps... really nice guy !).<br /> I didn't really care much for the Neo and Oxford speakers, so I swapped them for a pair of WGS ET65, they have nice and tight low ends, balanced mids and sparly high ends... my definition of what a nice BFTR speaker should be (and affordable !).<br /> <br /> I just love it. This amp sings !<br /> <br /> [edit: oops, looks like I don't know how to post pics on this forum... any help ?]<br /> <br /> <br />



Stratopastor



Stockton-on-Tees

all your tone are belong to us
Jul 14th, 2016 04:04 PM        

Congratulatons!<br /> <br /> You can't include photos in posts. Some guys add them to their FDP profile, others upload to Flickr or similar and then put the link in the post.



BbendFender

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American Patriot

I'm on guard these days.
Jul 14th, 2016 04:45 PM        

Welcome aboard and congrats on the Twin Reverb. I had a '77 TR and it served me well. WGS speakers are great.



keithb7



Canada, Kamloops

Vintage Amp Hoarder
Jul 14th, 2016 05:38 PM        

Welcome to the Twin Reverb amp club. I own a 1973 Twin, a 1963 Twin, and a 1959 Twin. All are great amps.<br /> Here is how to post a pic. Post a link to where your pic us stored:<br /> <br />



DamsMN



USA

Born to be wiiiiiiiild !
Jul 14th, 2016 07:59 PM        

thank you guys ;-)<br /> <br /> I've really fallen in love with that American sound...<br /> <br /> So, pics or it didn't happen, right ?<br /> <br /> <br />



DamsMN



USA

Born to be wiiiiiiiild !
Jul 14th, 2016 08:02 PM        

And the guts, after the "blackfacing"...<br /> <br /> J.Falla also did the modification from bulletin #9 concerning the ticking tremolo, it is now extremely quiet !<br /> <br />



Hammond101

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So. Cal. USA

Jul 15th, 2016 11:49 AM        

Congrats on the Twin. Theses are fine amps. I have a '75 that has been blackfaced however I left the master volume intact. Mine is mounted on a head cabinet and I use a 2-12 open back cab with it. Speakers are vintage Gause 12s. I also use this head to sometimes power a Leslie 45 cabinet I have set up for guitar. Stevie Ray and Robin Trower at its best. Enjoy!



DamsMN



USA

Born to be wiiiiiiiild !
Jul 15th, 2016 11:52 AM        

Thanks.<br /> <br /> I am planning on a head + cab conversion, any recommendation for a builder ?



Roly

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Whitehorse Canada

I don't get out much
Jul 15th, 2016 07:05 PM        

Is the gut shot from before you took it to the tech?



DamsMN



USA

Born to be wiiiiiiiild !
Jul 16th, 2016 07:38 AM        

nope, after. Why ?



keithb7



Canada, Kamloops

Vintage Amp Hoarder
Jul 16th, 2016 10:25 AM        

Those white Mallory cathode and bias caps are certainly questionable. They are most very likely original. When I service a SF amp those are yanked out and replaced every time without a thought. Sprague Atom makes a 25uF/50V cathode cap which makes a great reliable upgrade over stock.



DamsMN



USA

Born to be wiiiiiiiild !
Jul 16th, 2016 10:30 AM        

You mean the 2 big guys by the transformer ? (on the right)



Guitar Fool

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Sunshine State

Just a pawn in someone else's game
Jul 16th, 2016 03:20 PM        

DamsMN... you can try J D Newell..<br /> <br /> He built me a custom head and cabinet for my 65 Bandmaster...<br /> <br /> he does great work<br /> <br /> reasonable prices... If I remember correctly both were around $500



DamsMN



USA

Born to be wiiiiiiiild !
Jul 16th, 2016 04:05 PM        

Thanks !<br /> <br /> That is a nice looking (and I am pretty sure, nice sounding) BM !



Guitar Fool

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Sunshine State

Just a pawn in someone else's game
Jul 16th, 2016 08:05 PM        

thanks...i got really excited the other day and cranked it up and blew a big hole in one of the 8's..<br /> <br /> but I had a hellava time in the process...;-0<br /> <br /> **..his web site is pretty weak though....he does a lot of custom stuff if you want to go that route.



theotherkind



Kentucky, USA

Jul 19th, 2016 08:07 PM        

A Fender Twin is a superb amp! I had a '76 and I miss it. They're just in a class all their own! I have WGS speakers in my '71 Deluxe Reverb and '62 Bandmaster and I really love them.



DamsMN



USA

Born to be wiiiiiiiild !
Jul 23rd, 2016 11:15 AM        

For those who converted their Twin to an head+cab, any advice on the cab configuration ?<br /> Open back or closed back ?<br /> <br /> I have a pair of WGS ET65.<br /> <br /> The only effects I use are a TS9 (w/ 808 mods) and a wah.<br /> <br /> I play mostly blues, blues/rock and surf music.



Guitar Fool

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Sunshine State

Just a pawn in someone else's game
Jul 23rd, 2016 01:24 PM        

after having both...i would go with an open back..<br /> <br /> as far as speakers are concerned your probably gonna get too many opinions...;-0



DamsMN



USA

Born to be wiiiiiiiild !
Jul 23rd, 2016 04:36 PM        

Thanks.<br /> <br /> Yeah, I think I prefer open back too.<br /> About the speakers... I am not changing them, they are great ;-)



Bigfoot

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Indy

The floor is getting farther away...
Aug 8th, 2016 10:11 PM        

I had my 2-10" Tremolux speaker cab built with an extra back piece so I have the option of open and closed back. Although, I never run it as closed ;)



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