New 1969 Fender Twin Reverb Day!

Make it loud here.
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New 1969 Fender Twin Reverb Day!

Post by HNB » Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:48 pm

I saw this at Guitar Center for around $600 which seemed killer. I did notice the replacement speakers, but it looks really good otherwise. I will post gut pictures and such and you guys can tell me if I did well or not. It is not the master volume one. (I did an audio demo that is uploading.)

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GUT SHOTS

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Re: New 1976 Fender Twin Reverb Day!

Post by Larry Mal » Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:54 pm

$600 is a good price, the non-master volume silver face is considered better and more valuable than the master volume model (I owned a master volume one).
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Re: New 1976 Fender Twin Reverb Day!

Post by countertext » Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:01 pm

Seems like a steal for a clean looking amp. Plenty of money left over for earplugs and back meds!

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Re: New 1976 Fender Twin Reverb Day!

Post by HNB » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:18 pm

Are the white Mallory capacitors original or updated?
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Re: New 1976 Fender Twin Reverb Day!

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:31 pm

Niiiice score! The white Mallory caps are original, 70s issue. ;)

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Re: New 1976 Fender Twin Reverb Day!

Post by HNB » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:34 pm

Ah so it does need a recap then? Dang. I was hoping it was updated. LOL They didn't look like the huge ones in my blackface Showman.
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Re: New 1976 Fender Twin Reverb Day!

Post by oid » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:44 pm

Those silver face twins keep popping up cheap in these parts, keep tempting me, $600 might get me to bite! Nice deal you got there.

For an amp of that age the power supply caps should be replaced regardless of condition, the rest can be tested in circuit and replaced as needed. Chances are most of the ones with DC on them will be leaking and need replacing.
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Re: New 1976 Fender Twin Reverb Day!

Post by MatthewK » Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:54 am

Master volume came in about 1972 so I'd say you have a 1971 or 1970 there - the chassis serial numbers are notoriously unreliable for dating.

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Re: New 1976 Fender Twin Reverb Day!

Post by StevenO » Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:14 am

MatthewK wrote:
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Master volume came in about 1972 so I'd say you have a 1971 or 1970 there - the chassis serial numbers are notoriously unreliable for dating.
Came here to say this. Great score! Should sound better than your Showman, too! :)

Even though I have zero use for an amp that loud, I'd love a clean Fender Twin Reverb. Really beautiful sounding amps.

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Re: New 1976 Fender Twin Reverb Day!

Post by Larry Mal » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:28 am

I'm going to get another one some day. There's nothing like a Twin.
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Re: New 1976 Fender Twin Reverb Day!

Post by Domm » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:20 am

Definitely pre 1971 as stated above and quite honestly looks exactly like my 69!

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Re: New 1976 Fender Twin Reverb Day!

Post by Domm » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:22 am

I'm gonna catch shit on here for this but throw some v30s in that lady! You will be pleasantly surprised! It works for dr z!

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Re: New 1976 Fender Twin Reverb Day!

Post by tribi9 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:07 pm

There's something magical that happens when you strum an open chord. Everybody needs a Twin.
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Re: New 1976 Fender Twin Reverb Day!

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Re: New 1976 Fender Twin Reverb Day!

Post by solfege » Wed May 16, 2018 12:59 pm

countertext wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:01 pm
Seems like a steal for a clean looking amp. Plenty of money left over for earplugs and back meds!
Money left over for an attenuator too.

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