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just realized the vibroking amp is not what i thought it was....

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  • just realized the vibroking amp is not what i thought it was....

    it has a solid state rectifier [thought it was tube, not sure if its a big tone difference though] and the big one, the footswitch is tremolo/fat NOT reverb... why the **************** you put a fender 63 tube reverb in an amp and not allow on/off fender!

     

     

    so i guess I am looking at other Fender 6L6 tube amps with teremolo and tube driven spring reverb  on a footswitch and 10s speakers... 

    so super reverb and some old heads I guess, right?

     

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  • #2
    Tube amps above 40 watts are generally solid state rectified.

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    • Pewtershmit
      Pewtershmit commented
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      who da **************** would turn off da reverb.


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    • #4
      Super reverb has a tube rectifier though :idk:

      Turning the reverb off is good so it can be turned back on
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      • #5
        During the fast parts?

        Get a bassman head and a tube reverb unit. No amp except the vibroking has that crazy awesome tube reverb circuit.
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        • macadood
          macadood commented
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          the blues jr has a solid state rect iirc. fantastic amp :idk: especially the tweed


      • #6
        Yes maca, yes.
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        • V
          V commented
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          SS rectifier more or less means it can have a cleaner/more defined sound. Tube rectifiers sag a lot more easily and are often a little darker as well due to the fact that a tube rectifier cannot run the rails on the amp at as high of a voltage as a well-done SS rectifier. I like both but usually use SS rectifiers nowadays (or use a yellow jacket converter in a tube rectifier socket). It's not something that's in the signal path, anyway. It's part of the power supply. What it does is take AC and turn it into DC.

      • #7

        The original standalone reverb doesn't have on/off switch either. Blasphemy!

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        • #8
          How difficult is it to mod it for a footswitch?
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          • evets618
            evets618 commented
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            Yes, the stand-alone Fender Reverb 6G15 does indeed have a foot switch jack, it's in the back underside of the chassis. But, why, oh, why, would one turn it off? Reverb is the KY of effects.

        • #9
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