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Circa 1978 Music Man 2x12 Sixty-Five. I bought it ex-demo in 1980.

 

It does everything I need. Leo Fender (who set up the company in '71) designed it as a sort-of super 'Fender Twin-Reverb'.

 

It can give from sparkling clean through creamy warmth to classic overdrive at pretty much any volume level. It uses a hybrid s/s pre-amp stage coupled with valve (tube) power amp stage and it has very clever o/d circuit where (apparently; according to a friend who studied the wiring schematic and understands this sort of thing!) no fewer than four different o/d circiuts are in play from low volume but gradually have less effect as the master vol is wound up and inherent valve o/d increases (tone clips are available for those Doubting Thomases LOL!).

 

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In their heyday ('76 till about '84) they were used by some very high profile players such as David Gilmour, Eric Clapton and Mark Knopfler.

 

They were pretty expensive when new (mine was priced at $645 in 1978 - 34 years ago!) but can be a bargain nowadays as they are less sought-after than their Fender cousins. All who've heard mine in action have been impressed by it's sound. I'd recomment them unhesitatingly.

 

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Circa 1978 Music Man 2x12 Sixty-Five. I bought it ex-demo in 1980.

 

It does everything I need. Leo Fender (who set up the company in '71) designed it as a sort-of super 'Fender Twin-Reverb'.

 

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That is a nice amplifier, did Fender really need that :lol:

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Can't even come close to that... but the one I like the most is my AC30 which can be seen on my avatar with my main guitar, which has experienced some mods since that pic was taken. [thumbup]

Oh, C'mon now TG!

 

I'm not going to argue the toss with an AC30 of any sort never mind your absolute stunner.

 

I'd be more than happy to call it 'Evens' ! [laugh]

 

I'm also intrigued by the mods....Do Tell! (but knowing how popular it will be, perhaps start a new topic!)

 

My turn to go [drool]

 

P.

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This whole combination ('68 Les Paul Custom, Marshall "Major" Full Stack) for me, was THE combination, and that was 43 years ago! [tongue][crying] LOL [biggrin] Oh, and the '68 Ric 12-string was great, too! [thumbup]

 

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Second favorite (although a bit harder to see)... ('66 Vox Super Beatle)

 

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But, as far as a "combo" amp goes, probably my Fender Twin Reverb...it sounds great, with all my guitars! [thumbup]

 

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My stage setup is a sound that I've tweaked over the years to get to the point that I'm really satisfied with it- Guitar and effects into a JCM 800 4210 then into an Ibanez DM1000 then slaved dry signal into a JCM 800 2204 and delay signal into a '69 Fender Bassman with a 2-15 cab and a Leslie model 16.With the 4210 in the middle and each of the other amps about 8' away on either side it's like the sound is coming from everywhere,especially when the Leslie in engaged.

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Circa 1978 Music Man 2x12 Sixty-Five. I bought it ex-demo in 1980.

 

It does everything I need. Leo Fender (who set up the company in '71) designed it as a sort-of super 'Fender Twin-Reverb'.

 

It can give from sparkling clean through creamy warmth to classic overdrive at pretty much any volume level. It uses a hybrid s/s pre-amp stage coupled with valve (tube) power amp stage and it has very clever o/d circuit where (apparently; according to a friend who studied the wiring schematic and understands this sort of thing!) no fewer than four different o/d circiuts are in play from low volume but gradually have less effect as the master vol is wound up and inherent valve o/d increases (tone clips are available for those Doubting Thomases LOL!).

 

11537MM-1.jpg

 

In their heyday ('76 till about '84) they were used by some very high profile players such as David Gilmour, Eric Clapton and Mark Knopfler.

 

They were pretty expensive when new (mine was priced at $645 in 1978 - 34 years ago!) but can be a bargain nowadays as they are less sought-after than their Fender cousins. All who've heard mine in action have been impressed by it's sound. I'd recomment them unhesitatingly.

 

P.

I had a 210-sixty five. They are GREAT amps. It is one amp that actually sounds REAL good at ALL volume levels.

 

I miss it. Obviously.

 

I think the key to these is the mid voicing. They got mids for days while still being clean, which means you can really play anything however you choose, and it still sounds and feels fat. And while playing "clean", you don't loose any snap, growl, or fatness.

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Forgot the model name of it, but my friend had an all tube Marshall that his dad gave him from his gigging days. It had that sort of tone that you read about in magazines, but never get to experience first hand. It was like the Playboy of amps [lol][love]

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After loosing all my amps to the greedy storage people, I have 2 left in the whole world.

 

A Victoria Victorilux model, with a '61 Jensen P-12Q, EL-84's and reverb, and a '67 bluefaced Deluxe Reverb.

 

Luckily, they are the two best combos I have ever played, aside from the occasional Bassman combos.

 

And really, I count myself as one of the lucky ones.

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