#1
hello UG people, i am looking to get a valve amp which has a lovely clean sound and a good crunchy overdrive, not metal but classic like status quo. while looking around i found a fender 'twin amp' and tried it out, i loved the sound, but i cant find anything on the internet about them, is there any reliability issues these amps have? i know they are heavy, but that is not a problem for me. any help would be great, or even if you know of an amp that is just as good, this is a 800 pound amp and the shop owner is letting me pay monthly than i get it.

i use a hohner l59 with Seymour Duncan's (jazz neck and jb bridge) i am happy with this guitar and dont need to change it.

any help would be great, thanks
#2
You can not be serious
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#5
most of that is twin reverb though, im looking for the twin, and more importantly, the reissue that was bought out and is now discontinued. i probably should of said that sooner.
#6


The fact that you asked that question shows us you are not ready for such an amp.

EDIT: Took me less than 2 minutes, and it's on the same site.

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/guitar_amplifiers/fender/twin/index.html
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Last edited by ProphetToJables at Jun 12, 2013,
#7
use google it works
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#8
Quote by ProphetToJables


The fact that you asked that question shows us you are not ready for such an amp.


why? is anyone going to be helpful, or is everyone just going to keep trying to be clever with silly insults?


did you notice the low user ratings? im not that stupid, if you are not going to be helpful than why just be annoying?
Last edited by ilikekfc at Jun 12, 2013,
#9
does it have the red knobs?
Do you have a picture?

Fender Twins are all very similar on the clean channel's the dirt is where I find the biggest difference
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#10
Variations on the same amp. There was a 40W amp called Twin Amp and a big version called The Twin. most people call Twin Reverbs a Twin.

So which one is the one you are considering?

Here's a pretty good reference for Fender:
http://ampwares.com/amps/fender/
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Marshall 18W clone
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Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
#11
Quote by ilikekfc
why? is anyone going to be helpful, or is everyone just going to keep trying to be clever with silly insults?


did you notice the low user ratings? im not that stupid, if you are not going to be helpful than why just be annoying?


Are you seriously calling me annoying because the amp you want was rated low by the same people that you are now asking for advice?
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Gibson 2005 Les Paul Standard
Fender Road Worn Strat w/ Noiseless pickups
Marshall JCM 2000 401C
Marshall Vintage Modern 2266
Marshall 1960A cab (Dave Hill from Slade's old cab)
Ibanez TS9DX
EHX Little Big Muff
Freshman Acoustic
#12
800 lbs seems a little heavier than normal.
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800 lbs seems a little heavier than normal.

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#14


TS maybe you should just buy chicken. You seem to know more about it.
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Gibson 2005 Les Paul Standard
Fender Road Worn Strat w/ Noiseless pickups
Marshall JCM 2000 401C
Marshall Vintage Modern 2266
Marshall 1960A cab (Dave Hill from Slade's old cab)
Ibanez TS9DX
EHX Little Big Muff
Freshman Acoustic
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did you notice the low user ratings? im not that stupid, if you are not going to be helpful than why just be annoying?
Are you seriously calling me annoying because the amp you want was rated low by the same people that you are now asking for advice?

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#16
Quote by ilikekfc
why? is anyone going to be helpful, or is everyone just going to keep trying to be clever with silly insults?

i've played that amp, i sold a couple back when i worked at the store.

honestly, i loved it. for what you want to do it's perfect. in fact i had a hard time getting a bad tone out of it.

the distortion was great for classic rock imo.

they made a "pro amp" in the same series that was also pretty badass.

the downside is like you mentioned, it's a heavy beast. but it did come with casters so hopefully those are still in play. at least you could order a set from fender if not.

nice amp, heavy, hard to move around, but glorious tone and versatile as hell.

get it.
#17
he's asking a legitimate question. maybe he's new to the amp world.
does the amp have red knobs? if so it's a fender "The Twin," a decent SS amp. the guitarist of Radiohead used/uses one. if not then it's probably a twin reverb or just a twin, great tube clean amps.
#18
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he's asking a legitimate question. maybe he's new to the amp world.
does the amp have red knobs? if so it's a fender "The Twin," a decent SS amp. the guitarist of Radiohead used/uses one. if not then it's probably a twin reverb or just a twin, great tube clean amps.



Dude, the red knob "the twin" was a tube amp.
Johnny Greenwood uses a solid state amp released around the same time called the Fender Eighty-Five.

The red knob "The twin" is a great tube amp with a very nice clean channel. The gain channel's not bad either, and it would probably do what you are looking for. Great, under appreciated amps. If that's what it was, you can't go wrong.