Some players actually prefer these models, however, because they tend to compress more easily than any other Twin.
According to the dates on Fender schematics, these “improvements” only lasted for a year.
I just got a ’70s silverface Fender Twin Reverb that needs a little TLC.
The tube is fed a signal (from channel 2, or the “vibrato” channel, in the case of Fender reverb amps).The tube’s output connects to a transformer, exactly as in a single-ended amp like a Champ.To me they are loud, clean, blank slates to color with different guitars and pedals.I’d appreciate any thoughts you might have on this amp.The only indication of power is the “300 watts” label on the back.
I've wanted a silverface Twin or Pro Reverb since I was a teen.For whatever reason, the engineers at Fender added seven additional components to the output stage, effectively turning it into a semi-cathode-biased output.While these amps were supposedly rated at 100 watts, they are nowhere near as potent as their predecessors.He co-founded and was originally the principal designer for Budda Amplification, though he launched EAST Amplification (eastamplification.com) in 2010.You can catch his podcasts at or email him at [email protected] can easily identify these 1968 amps by the silver-metal band around the perimeter of the grille cloth.