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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Saving up for an Amp.

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Saving up for a Fender Twin Reverb.

Yes.  What I really need is a new amp. Vintage-Reissue-65-Twin-Reverb-Guitar-Amp?sku=4805 05

Lord knows I'm not getting that thing anytime soon.  Good thing I suppose seeing as I'm most likely gigging soon anyways.  There are some things I'm a bit concerned about though.

-It's a tube amp.  I have no experience with these.  Hopefully I don't fuck anything up.
-Apparently it's heavy as fuck.

I guess that's all.

If you've handled one of these before, I'd like to hear your thoughts on it.  How's it with effect pedals?

Also, next thing on the list to get is a guitar with a Floyd Rose Bridge.  So any recs?  Preferably something cheap but still nice.

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superunknown wrote on Jun 30th, 2011 7:45am

what you really need is a n....


But its a good amp :) I was thinking about getting one for a while but eventually settled on a Deville.

and tube amps are really nothing to fuss over. If something goes wrong, generally it will be easier, and cheaper to fix than if you were using a solid state amp. The only real downside to using tube amps is that you need to replace the tubes after regular use but unless you constantly push them to their absolute limits then you shouldn't need to do this frequently. They also do tend to be heavier but there are ways around that.

Also, just curious but why do you need a guitar with a floyd rose? IMO they are only really useful for metal and if that is what you want to play then you shouldn't be getting a twin reverb since you could get something much more specialized for a similar price. Don't get me wrong, floyd rose's are great but they are meant for really heavy use and you have to pay for that sort of functionality with usability in other aspects.


superunknown wrote on Jun 30th, 2011 7:45am

(fucking character limits :p: )

If you just want a tremolo arm then there are other options that are much easier to deal with.

If you want a floyd rose though, obviously go for it


richardlpalmer wrote on Dec 29th, 2011 9:47pm

The Twin Reverb is an awesome amp. Did you eventually get one? Honestly, I'd check craigslist for a used one and save yourself a bundle.

Tube amps can be awesome (the one you chose definitely is) but I'm also curious about what you're playing -- superunknown above asked the right questions.

If you're wanting a shredder for a guitar, I wouldn't think a Twin Reverb would be on your list of amp choices. But to answer your question, if I were getting another guitar with a Floyd, I wouldn't go cheap. I have yet to play one that was durable unless it was an original USA-made version. That said, I haven't played every model. But those that I have played have worn and become sloppy very quickly.

YMMV, but I thought I'd throw that out there -- get the top-of-the-line Floyd or wait...


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