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Quad Reverb, Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Fender.


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  • Manufacturer:Fender
  • Model:Quad Reverb
  • Category:Tube Combo Guitar Amps
  • Added in our database on: 01/05/2010

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Fender Quad Reverb user reviews

MGR/MattG01/27/2010

MGR/MattG's review"Fender Quad Reverb"

Fender Quad Reverb
This amp is a silver face 4X12 100 watt tube monster. It is essentially a twin reverb with an extra 2 12's. It has two ins in the normal channel which has volume, treble, mid, bass control. It also has two vibrato channels which has volume, treble, mid, bass, reverb, speed, and intensity control and a master volume. Each channel also has a bright switch.

This amp was given to me by my dad. I noticed that there was an amp behind our door in the parlor that had become a table/coat rack. I asked him about it and he said he bought it when it came out in 1972 and used it in his gigging days but hadn't touched it 20 years. I asked him if I could try it out and he told me I could have it. Lucky me. He regrets it a little now.

This is the absolute cleanest amp I have ever played single coils through. When you have the bright switch turned on, it lets every high come through and also lets you have warm bass. Its not one or the other with this amp. The reverb is fantastic, no pedal can recreate the sound of a vintage amp with reverb. It dirties up nicely too. I have heard others complain that you have to play at deafening levels to get the tubes to overdrive. Not so. If you pull the master volume out the amp pushes the tubes harder at lower levels. It does sound better when it overdrives on the normal setting which does take quite a bit, but there is a simple break mod that can be done to your guitar if that is a problem.

I feel bad for complaining about this but... The amp is VERY heavy and awkward. It is also very expensive to re-tube with 4 6l6's and several power tubes.

The quality is great. The amp is almost 40 years old, has been gigged with for several years and only has a few small holes in the silverface. (I have no flight case or cover for it) Very solid amp.

I LOVE this amp. I hope to never part with it, and if it is lost or stolen, I will have to find another. It is built like a tank and sounds just like I like my strat to sound. Hauling the beast around is worth it every time.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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Pucelle_Dabidjan04/18/2011

Pucelle_Dabidjan's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" An old Fender relatively unknown"

Fender Quad Reverb
I dug up the fender to a market of German musicians in Switzerland this weekend. It's an old amp that I do not know and who seems relatively unknown. The first tests with a few guitars are now gone.

The amp has two channels, a "simple", which means it is not connected to the reverb unit as well as tremolo. However, this channel has a two position switch "bright and normal." We find the traditional controls for channel volume A fender, a knob bass, a mid, a treble. The second channel also has the switch "bright", the same controls, plus a knob for adjusting the amount of reverb, tremolo adjustment for an adjustment to the speed of the latter plus another for the depth of said tremolo. All right, there is a master volume.

Tubules, it runs with four 6L6 and is certified by at least 6 preamp tubes, one finds a mix of 12AX7 and 12AT7. I do not know if it works in class A or class AB.

A small footswitch allows you to disable the reverb and tremolo.

This combo is flanked by 4 hp's fender, completely unidentifiable as possible to the faded but elegant look, marked HP's like the salad bowls with holes.

I found the quality of connections passable. it was not breathing resistance, but if he survived so far is already quite commendable.

UTILIZATION

This is an amp that is relatively simple to use, to move from one channel to another, one can use an AB box. The reverb and tremolo built are some nice extras. The sounds are excellent.

The amp lacks a bit of volume, in the sense that, for its four 6L6, it makes a tremendous noise, but bearable (where a marshall you have already twisted the ears).

SOUNDS

A first highlight of the machine was its ability to stay clean at high volumes. Even the master at 8 and 6-7 on the clean channel, it could still cleans out sounds good classifiable. It should be clubbed and the master and the preamp if you want to get a slight crunch. Very nice.

Moreover, to arrive at the base of her. I found the beautiful amp, unforgivably faithful to the touch, with a smooth changeover in the crunch. Crunch who, himself, had a nice smooth, regardless of the guitar used. The sound amplitude, depth, heat, light, everything came together for a real nice walk in one of the most beautiful sounds I know fender. The sound "normal" is a little dirtier, others would call it round, but with a fender, more generally sour, although it fell back on its feet in this mode. I focused on bright with lespaul, giving a nice krrrang in the upper midrange.

The clean could be multifaceted, depending on the settings and guitars, it could be dry, very funky, and then by increasing the bass and midrange, it could be juicier, and bluesy singing. The treble was sweet, a real pleasure.

OVERALL OPINION

I dug up a cheap market. I passed on the same prize to a young musician in my area that plays music, who wanted a Fender quality and not too many gold coins. He wanted his fender, he wept with joy. This amp is a delight. It's not really what I would call gaineux, but he appears comfortable on the clean and light crunch. The modularity of sounds available makes it a good ally for all kinds of guitars and genres.

A good amp.
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