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FDP Forum / Fender Amps: 1985 - Current / Super Reverb Club

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Aug 10th, 2009 11:38 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

FINALLY get to join the club! Picked up a 66 Super Reverb last weekend but the tranny speaker, and cab codes all point to 65. One of the codes seems to be a 68 but it's all stock looking so I'm not sure how it got there. Even has the 2-prong cord. I'm not even sure if the tubes have been changed HAHA!

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Jun 23rd, 2010 10:34 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Took me an hour to find this thread... another hour to read it through.

I'm going to go audition a little used minty clean SRRI tomorrow. Very good chance I will be bringing it home. I gig all my amps and am looking forward to hearing the SRRI in concert.

Wish me luck....

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Jun 24th, 2010 11:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm in! What a delightful amp; minty like new, sounds better than I could imagine. I put some new power tubes in it and biased it a little low for the time being. I have three gigs with three bands this weekend so we shall have a chance to hear how she sounds on stage.

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Jun 25th, 2010 03:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Taking the SRRI to play a festival this evening at an outdoor amphitheater on the water's edge. This should serve as an adequate test.

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Jun 25th, 2010 10:49 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The SRRI was wonderful, set at 4.5 where I could get a little bit of overdrive when I laid into the strings. Since this was my first time out with the SRRI I took my DRRI as a backup, but all was well and fine, really nice sound and response.
I think I'll leave the bias set a little low as is for a while, it sounded very sweet and well balanced, punchy and dynamic, all the things I like.
Also a very quiet amp, well behaved with no noise or buzzes, just great.

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Jun 28th, 2010 12:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I just realized last night that the Super Reverb is similar to the old Bassman; 40W 4x10 Jensens 2ohm load - no wonder it sounds so good.

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Jun 30th, 2010 08:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Great amps as you already know Pauln, enjoy!


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Jul 1st, 2010 12:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've played it in concert once and opened it up at two open mic jams in the week that I've had it. My other amps are getting a little jealous...



Keep Rockin! bOb
Jul 4th, 2010 08:46 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Pauln, glad you like your SRRI. I think they're actually rated at 45 watts, but not a big difference from the originals. Mine has been sitting for awhile, mainly because I haven't been gigging much. I love mine, will probably never get rid of it because I know I will always have the Fender side of things covered. Rock on! bOb



RonHalen Jokingly He Says
Jul 14th, 2010 07:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

All the amps that came after old Bassmans were based on the Bassman. So they will sound alike.



RonHalen Jokingly He Says
Jul 16th, 2010 08:34 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The tone from an SR and a VV are somewhat like the bassman. The bassman is great for Rock.

(This message was last edited by rfrakes331K at 12:56 PM, Jul 17th, 2010)


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Sep 26th, 2011 11:05 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic




Ike Turner is my guitar hero!
Sep 27th, 2011 12:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I wish you could all hear my Blackface SRRI with its exceptional compliment of top-notch NOS Pre-Amp, Power-Amp and Rectifier Tubes......

Brings tears to your eyes~~~

Do yourself a favor......when you buy a great amp like a Fender SRRI.......buy great tubes!!!

You WILL hear the difference!



Feb 29th, 2012 07:10 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

How easy (difficult) is living with a Super Reverb when mostly a home /studio user? Is it hard to lug about??



Keep Rockin! bOb
Mar 3rd, 2012 09:24 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If you dont move it much, it's no big deal at all. If you gig every night, then it can be a backbreaker. You shouldn't have any issues, and the tone is fantastic!

Rick Plays The Blues


May I try that again?
Mar 4th, 2012 10:50 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hey there lucky SR owners,
this is a nice place. I don't own a SR ... unfortunately I'd say. When I was close to buying a SRRI in 2001, I finally decided to go for a PTCR (Pro Tube Concert Reverb) which supposedly was kand of a SRRI with an added drive channel.
And in many ways it is.

I share my love for the 410 configuration with you. But what drives me is, that I am not totally happy with my stock speakers and there are no good possibilities to really check out different replacement speakers. While I was asking before here and there, I think this club is, where I might get some other good ideas, as the SR is the basic of what I like soundwise.

The stock speakers in my amp are Fender Special Design "Vintage Ceramic" 30W speakers made by Eminence. Never seen them in a SR but you regularly see them in 410 Hot Rod DeVilles.
These speakers are basically quite good. They have a fat and solid bass that does not get flubby, the mids are not excessively colored but there and there is a certain upper mid scream.
My issue with these speakers however is, that I miss the airy, springy, sweet and chimey highs, that I hear from SRRIs. I read quite some bad things here and there about the P10R, but they seem to have some nice qualities as well, don't you think?
Another point is, that I would like some more complex colored mids as well. Again something, that some sound samples on the net of the P10R seem to deliver, but also the samples of the P10Q and Neo10 on the jensentone.com page do have that.

With my stock speakers, I miss treble. And if I turn up the treble eq knob, they get harsh at a point before they get really chimey.
It is like the difference between heavy and light cymbals. Lighter cymbals have that nice, clear, airy chime, where heavy cymbals have a harsher sound - you know what I mean?

Anyway, I am after such a clear and airy chime - but don't know where to get it. And I don't want to loose the solid bass and I'd maybe like some mid color.

There are quite some speakers on my list. Jensen P10R/Q, C10Q, Neo10, Weber 10A125, 10F150, WGS G10C, Vet10, maybe Eminence Copperheads
Celestion G10M Greenback and Alnico Gold 10

My Marshall Vintage Modern Combo has more of that treble I am looking for in my Fender, and the Marshall has Greenback 12s, this is why I include the less obvious choice of Celestions.

All of what I heard from samples and just very few real amps, the Eminence Ragin Cajuns are very much like my stock speakers that I don't like too much. From the samples I heard, the WGS Vet10s might be very similar.

I'd love to combine two different speaker types and I'd prefer to use 16 ohm speakers (2 pairs with 8 ohms each), as my amp has an 8 ohm output and a 4 ohm output.

Well, thanks for anyone who read until here. What do you guys think? Has anyone tried the Greenback 10s yet? What else do you recommend? Until this day, I had decided several times, but finally did not order due to thinking again ... and four speakers, if it is not the cheapest junk, makes quite some money ...



Mar 7th, 2012 06:11 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Just adding a note to bump the group!

I have been reading through the postings avidly as I spied a New 'B Stock' SRRI for silly silly money... I did not need one though... then it got reduced again and I took a flier and rang the dealer to offer them a deal whereby if they offered me an even better price, they could have the money on their balance sheet for the end of financial Tax year (April 5th)! It worked!

So all being well, it will be here tomorrow...

Oh - I paid equivalent of £599 delivered! (current UK RRP is £1413) Comes with 3 months Fender warranty and 30 days no quibble return! ....Will I like it???

(This message was last edited by SpiroGiro at 06:17 AM, Mar 7th, 2012)



Keep Rockin! bOb
Mar 7th, 2012 07:18 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yes you will



Mar 8th, 2012 12:52 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

OK - it had to be something! It arrived unscathed, looks good, sounds good - very low noise when standing idle, volume pot tapers well behaved(!) but the Vibrato is faulty. When engaged it just goes pup-pup-pup-pup...? Could it be something as simple as faulty valve for the Vibtato or even the footswitch which doesn't give a nice solid click when engaged? Although all is new, the footswitch is really flimsy and not at all what I expected for this level of amp. My Supersonic has much weightier affair and even My SuperChamp XD is more solid...

Anyway, if it has to go back it must, but if is a typical fault known about it could save a lot of hassle...

Cheers for any feedback.


New York

"Time to get ready for the storm"
Mar 12th, 2012 11:57 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've had my '68 for 6 years now, and am still amazed at the tone.. I've tried different tubes, speakers etc, and also had it partially blackfaced,( the bias and removed the big filters.) I gathered up 4 cts 10's and had them reconed to perfection. Currently have GT6L6GE's, and switche the GZ34 for a NOS RCA5U4. NOS preamp tubes including a Mullard CV4024 for the reverb driver, and RCA, Sulvannia, Tung Sol. Had to replace the reverb unit with a NOS Gibbs as well.
This amp has such depth to its tone, and just the right amount of breakup. Have a modded TS9 and a modded DOD OD250 which both sound killer.
My LP Custom sounds like GOD through this, but the majic is in my strat.....Just freakishly awesome...
It's a little tough moving around, but well worth the effort. I always get compliments on my tone.. 6 years and still loving every minute of it.....Pound for pound the best investment I've made yet.

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