#1
So im lookin on craigslist and a guy has a silverface for sale for 450, says it has master control knob and footswitch, but shows a lot of wear on the leatherett. Says the front panel is in good condition.

What prices do silverfaces go for, and what should I look for when I go to check one out? Im looking to buy one to replace my vox ac50cc
#2
what tones are you going after. the twin is voiced completely differently from the AC50cc.

genres of music?
budget?
location?

that seems like a nice price for a silverfaced twin provided it's in good working order. it may need tubes, a bias job, and caps so be prepared to get it serviced. i wouldn't buy an old twin without expecting to have it serviced.
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#3
$450 is pretty reasonable. I've seen them go from $400 to $800. But make sure you play through it first--lots of people (myself included) find silverface Fenders excessively harsh, especially the Twin Reverb. I'd personally prefer the Vox.
#4
i bought the AC50CC new few years ago for like 600 or so, they discontinued them pretty quick.
Rock/Blues plan on runnin an OCD and Fat-boost 3 through it
budget round 5-700
STL area
#5
the twin is a great blues rock amp with an ocd or even just a tube screamer.

i really liked the AC50cc when i tried it, cool amp.

someone check the STL craigslist, i just found the dude the rivera in the other thread. it's not my turn.
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#6
If you want to push a Twin Reverb of any type into overdrive with an OCD, it'll be too loud to use within half a mile of neighbors. (Although it'll sound good when you can crank it.) It's a pretty good price if the amp's in good working order, but it doesn't sound like it fits your needs at all.
#7
How would my current amp compare? I hear nothing about the AC50CC, but it seems like everytime I look onstage my favorite guitarists use an old silver or blackface
#8
Quote by gregs1020
the twin is a great blues rock amp with an ocd or even just a tube screamer.

i really liked the AC50cc when i tried it, cool amp.

someone check the STL craigslist, i just found the dude the rivera in the other thread. it's not my turn.


Why was it discontinued so quickly? I use the combo
#9
Quote by AeolianSeventh
If you want to push a Twin Reverb of any type into overdrive with an OCD, it'll be too loud to use within half a mile of neighbors. (Although it'll sound good when you can crank it.) It's a pretty good price if the amp's in good working order, but it doesn't sound like it fits your needs at all.



Yea I know 50w is pretty damn loud, and I live in a rural area.

I play in a garage with concrete walls lmao its a chaos of sound, maybe ill take my amp in the house and try her.

I love the tone of my ac4tv
#10
The main difference is in the mids and the amount of clean headroom. The Twin Reverb has a more scooped, balanced tone, while (at least from what I heard in the ten or fifteen minutes I played one) the AC50 is more midrangey. The silverface Twin in particular has a lot of treble, almost too much without careful EQ work. Moreover, the Twin has a lot of headroom; it'll stay very clean until it's at extremely high volume. The AC50 fits better into crunch territory. So even though normally there isn't much volume difference between a 50 watt and a 100 watt amp, the Twin will seem much louder.
#11
Quote by DeadMeadow
Why was it discontinued so quickly? I use the combo

i dunno, didn't sell well i guess.
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#12
Is the Twin Reverb you're looking at 50 watt? Because most of them were between 85 and 135 (that 135 is the Ultralinear, which was surprisingly awesome).
I think Vox is sort of pigeonholed with the AC15 and AC30--when they tried to branch out a little with the "reissue" of the AC50, people just saw that it was higher gain and had EL34s and said "Whatever, man, if I wanted a Marshall I'd buy a Marshall" and didn't even try one out. Which makes the success of the Night Train more surprising. But I'm just guessing.
#13
K thx for all the help
Ill claim my ignorance as far as amps go, I really dont have much of a chance to try various amps out, so im kindve limited in my perspective.
I guess ill keep my Vox

My Verbzilla just went out on me, so I dont have any verb for my actv4 house amp. I ended up not plugging it into the L6 ports on my Pedal Power 2. It lasted about a a year and a half before it quit me. Im guessing the module is fried.