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Hi, I'm looking at a 70's fender twin reverb on ebay... silverface with master volume, 135 watts rms, I want a good amp with a vintage tube tone but my purchasing power is not much above $700, I've heard the twin reverbs were legendary and I've listened to a few on youtube and they sound good. I'm not someone who needs killer distortion but can I achieve some on it to do classic rock and hendrix and such. I have a gibson les paul studio, an epiphone casino, and a squier strat. If this isn't the amp to get what are other suggestions. I am looking to buy something with enough power that it could be used in a band.
#2
You can get by in a band with 30W, you don't need 135! The Twin's an amazing amp that's best known for it's cleans. With so much wattage, you're likely to go deaf before you get that thing to overdrive. It's not terrific with distortion/OD pedals, either. May not be the ideal choice for you.

Looking used with $700, you could probably find better amps to suit a classic rock style. Fender Blues Deluxe, Peavey Classic, Traynor Blue, might even be able to find a Vox AC30CC just under budget.
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+1 with slatsmania.

I sugest rather looking into an ac30.
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fender blue juniour man, all tube 15 watts but feckin loud and great clean tone cheaper too
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Hi, I'm looking at a 70's fender twin reverb on ebay... silverface with master volume, 135 watts rms, I want a good amp with a vintage tube tone but my purchasing power is not much above $700, I've heard the twin reverbs were legendary and I've listened to a few on youtube and they sound good. I'm not someone who needs killer distortion but can I achieve some on it to do classic rock and hendrix and such. I have a gibson les paul studio, an epiphone casino, and a squier strat. If this isn't the amp to get what are other suggestions. I am looking to buy something with enough power that it could be used in a band.

This is a great amp. i highly suggest it. And with 135w, you could easily get by in a band. That's a good price too. sounds perfect for what you want. go for it
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my friend has a vintage twin reverb, 100watts. very nice cleans. but it's been played in a school stadium un-mic'd so... i'm not sure how much you'd love to your sense of hearing.
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#11
Try getting a 60s Blackface instead. They tend to be much better than the Silverfaces. Good luck on the buy, though.
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Here's the scoop; the 135 watters are not the same transformers or circuits as the original and silverface twins. They're damn fine amps for the guys who like them, if you play jazz or work in a big band context you'll get a HUGE, CLEAN sound that can fill a 2,000 seat hall all by itself.

It does have a master volume on it, but the preamp on those does not break up in a pleasant way. Not to my ears anyway. It sounds fine at low volumes too, if you like clean. Clean is a good thing, but it seems kinda rare on this board.

I would recommend trying before buying if you've got no experience with the breed.
#13
With an amp like that, you're gonna get LOUD clean tones and not much breakup at all, unless you go with an OD pedal. And that amount of wattage is overkill for almost any situation. If you like the amp, go for it, but you may be better suited to go with something different.

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With an amp like that, you're gonna get LOUD clean tones and not much breakup at all, unless you go with an OD pedal. And that amount of wattage is overkill for almost any situation. If you like the amp, go for it, but you may be better suited to go with something different.



^ That's what I'm saying!

Plus, in my limited experience with the 100W version, OD pedals sound somewhat "empty" in the big cleans of the Fender Twin.

It's an outstanding amp for what it is! What it isn't is a classic rock amp.
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Ahh, the Evil Twin. You will not find a better amp, hands down. This amp is a workhorse and will last you a life time for sure with proper care. You can get the amp to scream on its own with the proper guitar and settings, but for best results put a Tubescreamer in front of it. You will be blown away.

135 watts is alot of headroom to use the amps natural overdrive so the pedal may be the best option. The newer Twins have a wattage selection and you can switch down to 25 watts. I believe the newer Twins gave a better overdrive.

Keep in mind this is not a metal amp but an amp with pure amazing sound.
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Plus, in my limited experience with the 100W version, OD pedals sound somewhat "empty" in the big cleans of the Fender Twin. ]].


Exactly. I played a 135 watt silverface a couple weeks ago. If you want to play jazz or all clean, it's got an absolutely enormous sound. If it's going to be your only amp for clean and dirty, there are better options (AC30 was mentioned)- this thing won't break up at anything other than nuclear meltdown volume levels.
#17
i used to play through an 80 watt fender twin and with the volume on 2 it was massive, 135 watts id stand well back but they do sound awesome
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