#2
What style of music do you play, what's your budget, what guitar & pedals do you have, and where are you located?
#3
A Fender Twin sold on my local Craigslist recently for $500 but it needed some work so that may be a decent deal.
My Gear
Fender Player's Stratocaster
MXR 10-Band EQ
Blackstar HT-Dual
Moog MF-103 12-Stage Phaser
Boss ME-50
MXR Carbon Copy
Peavey Valveking 112
#5
In all honesty, a 'clone' would be much better than buying a vintage amp - the tonal benefits don't really outweigh the issues of owning an older amp.
You'll have to take into account that an amp more than 15-25 years old with the original capacitors is sooner or later going to need some fairly major work doing - probably within a few years.

A good modern Fender Twin clone will sound almost identical, but considerably more reliable.
#7
^ Are you aware that the Led Zeppelin picture in your avatar looks like a giant dildo?

I'm with Kyle on this one, older (like, 20+ years older) amps might sound 20% better than their modern counterparts, but might also be 50% less reliable.
#8
Quote by acdcrocks0323
^I have a 1967 Super Reverb original caps and it is working fine with no problems.


Agreed. My Band's other Guitarist uses a 64 SR, the only thing changed is the tubes. Those old BF's are built like a tank.

That being said, if you want amp gain, not pedal gain, you want something else.

The Fender Twin Reverb is easily the best amps for cleans. I cant think of anything that could be better that I have played, maybe a Custom Amp I jammed on somewhere....
1981 Gibson Les Paul Custom (Black Beauty)
1980 Marshall JMP 2204
#9
I dont understand, if vintage amps are more valuable than reissues, why are these vintage amps going for like $800 and reissues on musiciansfriend.com go for $1400?
#11
Quote by djjazzyjames7
I dont understand, if vintage amps are more valuable than reissues, why are these vintage amps going for like $800 and reissues on musiciansfriend.com go for $1400?


Because market price on a 65 Blackface isnt set in stone. Its only worth what you and I will pay for it. They sell for over a G when there in decent condition, find one in mint/new condition and your looking at 5-8 grand in some cases. Asthetics cost money. Torn Tolex, Cigarette burns, ripped tweed, these all decrease the value of a vintage amp, but they dont degrade the sound necesarily. Theres something to be said for a musician who uses a 30 year old amplifier.


also, is the super reverb just the twin with more power?


The Super Reverb has 4 10" speakers, the Twin has 2 12"s. I have no idea what the wattage difference is, if there is any.
1981 Gibson Les Paul Custom (Black Beauty)
1980 Marshall JMP 2204
#12
The Twin is something like 85 and the SR is 45. I like the Super Reverb more because of the more middy 10 inch speakers and the crankability. Plenty of clean headroom but you can crank it pretty good too. Sounds amazing.