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so i had one a long time ago, wasn't "emotionally attached" to it because it's just gear. so i flipped it for big profits back then. it's what you do. or at least, what i've usually done.

it's a 1990 - "63 Vibroverb Reissue". True right down the the ground switch, which is only for looks by the way. 35 watts, 2x 6L6 and more preamp tubes than a SLO. i kid but whatever, there's a lot. it's the bridge of the gap from tweed to blackface in the fender amp line history, and they're more on the blackface end on the bright channel, and closer to tweed on the normal channel. (to my ears, basically the normal channel isn't as scooped and not as shimmery. a great place for a pedal enthusiast to reek havoc.

this amp does Surf to SRV to Dire Straights to John Mayer. i play 3 out of 4 of those so i should be fine.

the stock "oxford" speakers are true to the old as they were coned on the same machines, if fender folk lore is to be believed. now if you like a farty splatty sound, those are the speakers for you. i don't like that, so i'm cool with the choices the previous owner made for replacements. he offered me the originals as well, i declined them. i think i still have the two from my first one in a box somewhere.

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not the black friday deal i thought i was going after, but it made the most sense to me since i was going after one sooner than later anyway.
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sweet

an alnico and a ceramic? how's that sound? i guess that makes sense since you said it sort of bridges the tweed/blackface gap. does the copperhead overpower the jensen?
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thanks @K0nijn
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clips?

samsung phone video is possible, but running out with my sons for the day so clips will be later, or tomorrow. we'll see.
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sweet

an alnico and a ceramic? how's that sound? i guess that makes sense since you said it sort of bridges the tweed/blackface gap. does the copperhead overpower the jensen?

probably. i'm only able to really play it at low volume here, so for that it sounded great. i think i had it up to "3". I'll be able to crank it this week when i play with buds. basically, anything is better than the oxfords.

i had a pair of jensen C10Q's i got from Wes (darkabiter) out of his CBB in the other one, and i thought those were a big step up from the oxfords.
#7
never tried the oxfords

i have a c10q in my vht special 6. i replaced the copperhead. no real reason other than the c10q was like £20 or so on thomann so i figured what the heck, and it's a bit quieter than the copperhead. probably a bit more vintage-sounding, copperhead is a bit more powerful etc.
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never tried the oxfords

i have a c10q in my vht special 6. i replaced the copperhead. no real reason other than the c10q was like £20 or so on thomann so i figured what the heck, and it's a bit quieter than the copperhead. probably a bit more vintage-sounding, copperhead is a bit more powerful etc.


I can see swapping out the copperhead for another jensen at some point. i do dig on the vintage tone moreso than i need a bit of extra power. i'm sure i can find a broken in jensen locally without too much trouble.
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Oh. Dang.
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#13
Beautiful, HNAD
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thanks guys!

and danny, i used paypal but you can often use credit cards, cash or checks as well. even samsung pay i'm not kidding. it's how this works.







she's fully functional. I didn't make a video since i really only got to play it a little bit this afternoon. man i missed this amp.

dave now since you mentioned it all i think i hear is the copperhead.
(it does sound different than my other one but i'm not sure that's in a bad way.)
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dannyalcatraz well it does work for amps too. just making sure you understand, they'll even ship them.
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I can see swapping out the copperhead for another jensen at some point. i do dig on the vintage tone moreso than i need a bit of extra power. i'm sure i can find a broken in jensen locally without too much trouble.


yeah i think the jensen does sound a bit more vintage and more sparkly, while the copperhead sounds a bit more modern, more powerful etc, and sounds a bit better (but still not great ) with dirt pedals.
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dave now since you mentioned it all i think i hear is the copperhead.
(it does sound different than my other one but i'm not sure that's in a bad way.)
i'm serious, the power of suggestion.


hahahahahahahahahaha

i mean, it's not guaranteed that it'll overpower it- i mean, on paper a V30 should overpower a G12T75, yet that's a pretty nice combo. Plus Eminence is often quite optimistic with its sensitivity ratings.

that being said they are pretty wide apart in sensitivity ratings and the copperhead could well overpower the alnico jensen...

And yeah lol at the suggestion thing, that's like me too.
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#21
WHAT?!?!?

i didn't know they did brown face reissues. how did i not know that

man that is a sweet amp dude, good speaker choice too. i have an original brownie deluxe with the oxford in it, i have to agree with your assesment... though i actually like the fart machines. i still hook it up to external speaker cabs for funsies, sounds great (better?) through one of my old jensen speakers or a G12M-25.

i'd love to hear some clips, i wanna hear how that amp's vibrato compares to mine.

damn, just noticed your amp has reverb. i didn't know any original brownies had reverb, questioning life right now
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WHAT?!?!?

i didn't know they did brown face reissues. how did i not know that

man that is a sweet amp dude, good speaker choice too. i have an original brownie deluxe with the oxford in it, i have to agree with your assesment... though i actually like the fart machines. i still hook it up to external speaker cabs for funsies, sounds great (better?) through one of my old jensen speakers or a G12M-25.

i'd love to hear some clips, i wanna hear how that amp's vibrato compares to mine.

damn, just noticed your amp has reverb. i didn't know any original brownies had reverb, questioning life right now

the 1963 "Vibro-Verb" was the first fender amp to have vibrato + reverb, thus the name. i know, seems too obvious?

but yeah '63 was the first year. what's cool is, they actually made some late '63 or early '64 depending on how you look at it, 1x15 brown vibroverbs even though the 64 was a 1x15 black tolex & face and 63 was a 2x10 cream tolex & brown face. so there are a few "tweeners" out there. man i'd love to find one of those!

i have to look and see if i still have the original oxfords (from 1990) sitting in storage. i may have used one for a pro jr at one point. but you can have it/them if i have them. i owe you one for sending me the bacchus pups a while back.

i'll work on doing a couple clips here soon.
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#23
HNAD! I have some Eminence Patriots: Swamp Thang and Texas Heat, 2 of each loaded in my 4X12 and they are awesome IMO lots of bang for the buck!
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Congrats Greg!! Looks like a lot of fun to be had in the future with that. Not many things in life better than new amps!
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#27
Evilnine yeah it does sound good, that's for sure.

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Evilnine yeah it does sound good, that's for sure.

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riffhog thanks bro!

monwobobbo no that thing is ugly.


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#29
i've never liked the three tone fender burst. the 50's 2 tone was great, the 60s 3 tone burst, .

he played that guitar because it sounded good.
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i've never liked the three tone fender burst. the 50's 2 tone was great, the 60s 3 tone burst, .

he played that guitar because it sounded good.


just messin with you. I don't mind the look but I've tried to play a coupe of those SRV strats and hated them.
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i've never liked the three tone fender burst.
It looks better once most of it's come off
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the 1963 "Vibro-Verb" was the first fender amp to have vibrato + reverb, thus the name. i know, seems too obvious?

but yeah '63 was the first year. what's cool is, they actually made some late '63 or early '64 depending on how you look at it, 1x15 brown vibroverbs even though the 64 was a 1x15 black tolex & face and 63 was a 2x10 cream tolex & brown face. so there are a few "tweeners" out there. man i'd love to find one of those!

i have to look and see if i still have the original oxfords (from 1990) sitting in storage. i may have used one for a pro jr at one point. but you can have it/them if i have them. i owe you one for sending me the bacchus pups a while back.

i'll work on doing a couple clips here soon.


appreciate the offer, but i have actually been trying to trying to cut down on my addiction... uh gear. still have a small stack of utahs, jensons, and CTS speakers sitting in storage. more speakers than cabinets really.

btw, i did salvage that brownie deluxe back in the day. it is always a thrill to run across one of these amps from an under appreciated era of fender production, the numbers are so low and they truly were ineresting transitional pieces.
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