Fender The Twin "Red Knob" user reviews
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- Fender has been really known for their great sounding clean amplifiers and one of those amplifiers has to be the Fender twin reverb. This is a very iconic sounding and also great looking amplifier is well. So many albums and records have been mixed and played through this particular amplifier. This amp has a useful and soulful tone that also carries a load of vintage quality characteristics along with it. This particular one features red control knobs which quite honestly doesn't really mean a whole lot as far as the tone comes. You basically getting get the exact same type of tone that you would have any other Fender twin reverb amplifier.
- The amplifier has a traditional look as far as the front grill is concerned. The difference in this amplifiers basically the red control knobs. They have the same controls and switches that you would any other fender reverb but you have these bright red control knobs it really make your eyes pop when you first look at this amplifier. They have a front panel that is pretty self explanatory and you can dial in great sounding soulful tone pretty quickly and painlessly. You really do not need a manual with amp because it really gives you exactly the tone that you're looking for with pretty much anywhere you said it.
- I really like the sound of these amps because they have a great feel and a great tone for the clean sparkly sounds. They really sound blossoming and soulful you use a Fender Stratocaster guitar in the neck pick up. If you run a decent overdrive pedal in front of this amplifier such as a Ibanez tube screamer or some sort of boss overdrive/distortion pedal than you're going to get a great sounding bluesy tone that will fit in pretty much any style of music other than metal. This is a great sounding amp that has to nice sounding 12 inch speakers that really allows you to feel that power and sound that you need for expressing yourself musically.
- Overall Opinion
- These amplifiers are fairly hard to track down. If you're looking for just a Fender twin reverb in general you can find this pretty easily and you can probably find them and most guitar retailers online or in most musical shops. The red knobs can it be little bit harder to track down so if it's not absolutely necessary and I suggest just going with a regular old standard Fender twin reverb combo amplifier.
- This is the classic tube amp of the ages. I am not sure of the wattage on this model. However, from the volume, I am pretty sure it is at least 60-80 watts per channel, of which this amp has two. With the clean or overdrive channel volume at 2, this amp is already plenty loud enough.
There are two sets of stereo inputs. One set of two is for switching channel mode. And this amp came with the channel switching foot-switch included, which is great. The other set of two is for parallel channel mode. It defaults to the clean channel, and you can pull the volume knob of the distortion channel to switch to it. I guess this is useful if you don't have a foot-switch. On the back there is a foot-switch output, effects loop (preamp out and power amp in), power amp thru output, two extension speaker outputs, one for series and one for parallel. There is also an impedance selector which allows you to select between 4,8 and 16 ohms, which is very cool and makes the amp very versatile. On the front, the clean channel has knobs for volume, treble with boost (by pulling the knob), mid and bass. The distortion channel has gain, treble with boost, mid with boost, and base with boost. It also has a wonderful presence knob and a volume knob. (The one that can be pulled out to select the distortion channel.) Finally, there is a reverb knob that controls both channels.
- This amp was bought used, so there is no manual. The general configuration, in my opinion is self explanatory as long as you play with the knobs and inputs long enough. This thing is known for the tone that comes out of it, and it has a wide array of wonderful sounds that I keep discovering from additional use! With this being a vintage tube amp and being considered a vintage "red knob" model, I try not to use this as much. Just power it up from time to time to keep the tubes working or if I need it to impress at an audition. I also plan on using it more primarily for recording. If I am playing stadiums, I guess I can afford to play with this loud, tone-full baby on stage more often to get more volume and that wonderful tube sound!
- This is considered a blues/jazz amp, styles which I incorporate into my playing. It is not really a heavy metal amp, but it takes pedals pretty well. However, I frankly don't remember the distortion channel being that good when I first played this amp in the nineties. But I played it recently, and I don't know if it aged gracefully, but I'll put that 2nd channel against many high gain amps today. With the gain at lower levels, you get a nice tube overdrive from this beauty. Set the gain on 10, and you have a great 70's or 80's heavy metal tone, in my opinion. To get thrash metal, death metal, or nu-metal, you will need a pedal. But like I said, this amp takes pedals well. I put a digitech death metal pedal through the clean channel, and it went from pristine heaven to absolute palm muting hell ! Speaking of the clean channel, I agree with many that it is the best in the business. I've played "boutique" amps that cost 3 times more, and their clean sound didn't sound any better. This baby has always been known and liked by me for it's beautiful "glassy" clean sound. It's got the right amount of shimmer and a wonderful thumping low end bass range. I love it, and there's probably nothing about this amp I hate, as far as tones!
- Overall Opinion
- My dad bought this in the early nineties. I used it back then, then sporadically since then. As I said, I used it again recently, and with a couple pots being changed, I think this baby gets better with age! I love the volume, the presence, the distortion channel, and that unmistakable clean sound! My Dad and I briefly compared this to other brands, but the glassy clean won us over no problem. Because it is considered vintage, this thing is relatively expensive and hopefully appreciating in value. I think it is worth every penny, so I would get another one if I had the budget, or if I could get one at a steal or deal.
User reviews in other languages
- In terms of routing: Channel A and Channel B and then A + B (yes summation of channels ... Giant) - determined by the inputs (single or / /)
Reverb on one or the other channel or both channels
The clear sound of the Fender Twin is in this amp!
No master volume
We can get that beautiful sounds with the war machine
- This amp is versatile ... just
Lover of jazz, rock, blues, ... this amp is for you!
Metal can with an additional distortion.
With push-pull (high - medium on the light); treble, medium, severe,
, The presence of saturated ... . Well we do what we want! we easily get vintage sounds. The clean sound is to die for, I'm in love; boosted channel I love it too, the possibilities are immense.
The weight ... yeah must know what you want ... :-) 35kg
Volume: I play one and it is very hard .... 'Hat!
Built to last! a good investment
I almost buy one 15 years ago in a store but the side was broken (in minutes notice a sudden mass :-)) I was blown away by this amp, I had never heard a sound like .. ... 15 years later ... phew I found one!
- Overall Opinion
- if I could, I would buy a second :-)
If you live in a small studio or one bedroom, I think it's not a good plan especially if you do not have an elevator and stairwell close.
If you liked what is beautiful and durable ... go for it!
- 100w all-tube amp (switchable to 25)
11 lamps (4 power of pramp 7)!
full of rglages dj widely evokes previous ones in the notices.
For résumé, is enough to forge his own sound without problem.
Just for precision and to cut short DIFFERENT messages that can be read on some forums. The red knobs do not include technology Riviera. Riviera actually participated SERIES another fender amp but before 1987 (82 of memory 86, PERIOD end of the cbs) but has nothing to do with the red knob twin amplifier or other post 1987, ie those inks by Fender Musical Instrument Corporation, and therefore post CBS. It's pure Fender!!
- If it is known to use an amp, so bah you turn the knobs and rings!
I had the manual with good but not needed ... in any position it sounds
- I play power-rock/punk and cold wave and it suits my playing styles and needs.
The clean sound is monstrous, even fender lamps, crystal, although Dfine short, a super clear sound.
The thundering distortion is a fender and I personally find it as good as a Prosonic for me to Contents REFERENCE channel saturated with fender. is thick and warm while keeping the sound fender short, very nice.
I play with layers and jaguars on this amp and a hit.
As against it on, it's powerful, but can play in groups with a clear and terrible hot, even high-volume and add the pedals you want (he Cash beautifully).
- Overall Opinion
- I have now for three weeks but ay I know is, I found the amp I was looking for a long time. I have several amps jou lamps before (Fender hot rod deluxe, fender JCM 800 era) as well as transistors (peavey fender, h & k) and it is far from the one I trs prfre and I needed. It is standard, heavy, with sound crazy and I love it and I'll take care!
I pay very cheap given the overall quality amp and I will keep it, no doubt about the above ...
ay is I found the grail!
- All-tube amp on the subject just been said. It should choose the lamps to various tests, but with well chosen lamps (such as RCA NOS) amplifier gain as yet.
There is no master volume but that is not useful once one has done its volume in clean, saturated for channel gain and volume balance is everything.
The effects loop is a cinch to use and when we go from clean to saturated there was no surprises. The effects are balanced. I use it with a DL4 and MM4 Line 6, and changing the channel effects are measured identically. Unlike what usually happens in Mesa, Marshall and Rivera, for example.
The reverb is consistent with what is expected of a Twin.
- A PLETOR buttons to zippers to sculpt the sound, however it still sounds. The manual is simple, but with the exception of the chapter on setting a bias you one need a manual to use a guitar amp?
The clean sound is a beautiful Twin, one is Fender. The overdrive sound is quite convincing, with a screamer in tbe booster is approached his old Mesa Boogie Mark from home and there is happiness.
Caution, it is overkill and it is very hard to clean quickly.
No breath with good lamps.
- Clean sounds, creamy crunch, I play blues, rock and some jazz, some pieces slightly hard (trend Deep Purple), I use two strats and a Heritage H535, a Wha Wha Fulltone, a Jacques Tube Blower home Line6 and two, the grain of the guitars is respected, understood the nuances of play, it is perfect in every situation ...
- Overall Opinion
- I had: Music Man 65 210, 212 and RD115 RP100 One Hundred (I dream of finding one, one of my two best amps), Seymour Duncan Convertible 60 Convertible and 2000, Marshall TSL100 and JTM100, Mesa Boogie MkI, MkIII, MkIV, DC50 and F50, Carvin XV112E (a great amp), Line6 Flextone, Rivera 60 Anniversary, Fender Cybertwin, Acoustic (in the 80's I can not remember the reference), Peavey and Laney (we forget ) ... I sold my The Twin because he was too heavy, and I just buy myself a crying after his departure for two years. So I remade this choice.
It is found not too expensive, used its value for money is unbeatable.
Most: sound, ease of use, versatility
Cons: the weight and especially a fragile electronic components is an amplifier that must be handled delicately, it can break down, I saw several in the harbor. But I've never had a problem. As with any tube amp: let it cool before moving it, let it warm a minute or two before activating the standby, periodically check the status of your lights, do not place any objects on it, leave it to the room to breathe, remember to open it to change from time to time a sudden vacuum in order to remove dust and you will have a faithful companion for decades.
- See more advice ..... A report, the knob of the presence serves as a filter if you shoot (second position). Very strong and very reliable unlike other opinions on some sites.Possibilité seen to reduce the power to 15W by removing two power tubes and reducing the impedance by two.
- Pretty easy to use despite the multitude of settings. Very complete. In any case it sounds.
- Amp versatile enough. I use it for stylish and especially jazz, gypsy jazz, reggae and rock with a pedal .... sound terrible. Strong presence thanks to two HP sound. A beautiful clean. Even in crunch or in combination of the two channels .... The bass is huge and hot desire, which perfectly complements my guitar jazz. Spring Reverb, the most beautiful effect .... A very nice amp.
- Overall Opinion
- A very nice amp. I have for less than a year but I don 'seeks more than another, it suits me for what I play. Many thanks to the multitude of options and settings that sound ..... amazing .... no breath, deserve all the channels that are therewith attention. J 'also uses the channel for some saturated the specific jazz (with little distortion of course) because the channel offers a more muffled m' interress particular. Being able to combine the two channels allows a very wide range of sounds. In short a Fender amp blade worthy of the name ... and worthy of the series Twin. Bought used for 900 € in a near new condition, that is a very good price / quality ratio. I do it again this election easily.
- All lamps (11 total)
100W RMS High position and 25 W in low
possibility of removing 2 power tubes for high rduire 60W and 15 W in low (warning: impdance divide by 2)
Loop Between direct power amp
loop level adjustable
HP parallel outputs sup SERIES
1st channel: + treble boost, mid cut +, + bass volume
Channel 2: gain, treble boost +, medium + boost, bass boost +, + notch presence (+ hard), and volume
Channel 3 = combination of two others: the faster the bees saturbr trs /> No master volume
Reverb following selectable channel
only weak point of reverb: all or nothing
- SETTING THE folly for having too many choices, but be reassured it sounds all the time!
manual in English even when trs light with proposals for basic config
- I play blues rockab + = is what should be.
I have a strato: plain crunch and as saturated as it is attention to the ears and when I connect the VOX Tone Lab directly into the Tagus power the sound is super clear and deep fat hope
Clearly I like to cut the mids, treble and bass 7 6 neck pickup on my strato
In crunch is all saturated in the middle and I just boosts
J'hsite not connect an Ovation Electro and terrible as it sounds
- Overall Opinion
- I use it since 1989 and yes we ca not rejuvenated.
35kg weight is a guarantee of solid and stability. Before I had a JCM800 2 body c'tait much worse ...
Its really too powerful even at home mini power (with 2 lamps in less).
For me this amp is part of the top and on occasion it is more affordable than current new but hey I'll sell it!