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fender twin and rivera

68goldtop

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hi!

i think there were the twin reverb II and a matching head - and that´s about it.
later on there were the "red knob" twin and showman.

not sure, though, how any of them compare to the "twin amp" in terms of tone.


sorry, i don´t know enough about rivera´s current offerings to recommend anything...



cheers - 68.
 

sickboy79

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hi!

i think there were the twin reverb II and a matching head - and that´s about it.
later on there were the "red knob" twin and showman.

not sure, though, how any of them compare to the "twin amp" in terms of tone.


sorry, i don´t know enough about rivera´s current offerings to recommend anything...



cheers - 68.

Good suggestions but, I don't think any of the II series or red knobs are that similar to the more recent Twins that had a clean (vintage voiced) and gain channel.

To my ears - the Rivera series amps, which are awesome, have a slight "Boogie/Mesa Mk series" flavor to the gain channel. My Dad has the Concert II head and it's voiced that way - to my ears.

The red knob (I've got a Dual Showman head) have a classic Fender clean with a more hot rodded Fender gain channel with some Marshall touches in the voice.

The more recent Twins that have the gain channel have a different tone.

That said - how that compares to the Rivera brand of amps - I can't say. Rivera is kind of know for their classic Fender channel and a more hot-rodded Marshall like gain channel.

Hope it helps.
 

fitzoid

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Thanks goldtop & sickboy, there 's couple of twins around my area for a nice buck ,but don't know how old they are . Maybe it might be better to just buy new. One store has a clubster 112 & chubster 112 , the tone is nice but the fullness is nothing like the twin I tried. I whish they had a 212 there to better compare .The twin has that 25 watt split and gain that I really like .It does get to be price factor too. I guess I'll just keep looking.
 
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