#1
my uncle has one. should i convince him to sell it to me? what would be a decent price? i think all the tubes are original, but the speakers are bright orange with quick-connectors (screwd, not solder) are those speakers original? and another thing... it powers on an the power tubes glow but no sound comes out... so, a good price for it, and is it worth it? i mean, its at least 30 years old...


SO:
price
problem diagnosis
original speakers?

thanks in advance and sorry for the rambling essay

IronMaiden76
#2
Hey IronMaiden76-

um...not sure...so...maybe $500 - $1000

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so tubes light up but no sound?

is speaker plugged in...i know i know

get a bias probe $20 bucks

spray some contact cleaner in thar.

get some preamp tubes $20 bucks

may need a cap replacement and once over if those things don't help.


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#3
get it to a tech. they don't cost ungodly amounts and they could blackface it for cheap usually.

it's worth fixing that's for sure.

it's worth $500-700 in perfect working order imo.

is it for you? that depends on what you play.
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#4
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get it to a tech. they don't cost ungodly amounts and they could blackface it for cheap usually.

is it for you? that depends on what you play.


i dont want it to be a blackface though, theyre so common this is the only silverface ive ever seen
also, i play lots of music so i could work with this
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#6
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i dont want to be a blackface though, theyre so common this is the only silverface ive ever seen


that is a joke right? that is why you have the 'haha' there? blackfaces era was from ~63 to 67, the silverface era was from 68 to 80 or so (i am totally ballparking those numbers btw) so blackfaces are much more rare.

black lining a silver face is pretty advantageous to the overall circuit, i can't remember all the specifics of the differences (especially with the twin models, i was more familiar with the deluxe circuits) but the silverfaces have some pretty inherently bad design concepts that can be straightened out quite a bit with a black line mod. but if you don't want to change the amp stock i can also understand that. it is not a 'bad' amp, but more people would prefer the blackface version.

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#7
well if it's something simple it's cheap. i had an old fender clone nearly rewired for $60.

if it's a transformer it's another story.

if it's a fuse, it's another thing completely. i know you said it powers up.

take it to a tech. there isn't anything wrong with silver faced fenders, they just aren't as sought after. i've had a couple. (silverfaces, it's a bit early for me to start chugging but today is shaping up for it).
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#8
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i dont want it to be a blackface though, theyre so common this is the only silverface ive ever seen



I don't think he was joking.
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#9
I'm wondering if he think's the reissues are blackfaces
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#10
nah broskis i was joking. personally, i like blackfaces. BUT, it turns out its a 1962-1968 model... friggin hell, im not gonna have any chance to buy it

and i play southern rock, blues, classic rock, and some metal... for all but the metal this is good, right?
#11
read that

http://www.schematicheaven.com/mods/silver2blackmod.htm

basically, you can change the silverface into a blackface for fairly cheap.

i find the large amount of headroom of the twin actually supports a 'metal' tone quite well if you have a good od/distortion pedal in the front. i used my music man hd212(kinda like a twin) with a gibson explorer and a sansamp gt-2 for years and sounded fine.
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#12
with the right pedal, metal is certainly doable. not doing it right perse, but doing it. how well can be opinionized. o_0

but the other stuff all day long.
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#13
i did get a peavey 4x12 eventually and now 'heavy' music setup is an OR50H and a ppc212 with weber speakers. i play my gibson LPDC or SG through it.
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#14
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i did get a peavey 4x12 eventually and now 'heavy' music setup is an OR50H and a ppc212 with weber speakers. i play my gibson LPDC or SG through it.

my first two years of playing was a dod american metal pedal through a 72 twin.

it struggled with "quiet" oddly enough.
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