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Which amp tone to match your Fender?

Xpensive Wino

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My tweed Twin isn't very loud. :dang


What could the problem be? :hmm


































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I'm a Fender amp guy thru and thru. Here's my main two - 1955 Fender Small Box Narrow Panel 5E3 Tweed Deluxe with a Celestion Blue (Jensen died sadly) and a 1968 Fender Super Reverb Drip Edge Silverface with Blackface AB763 Circuit.

Crystal cleans that I can sculpt with dirt pedals is my go-to setup for live with the Super Reverb for my covers band, and I like crispy clean-to-thick overdrive for recording or small jams that I can hit with a booster if needed with the Deluxe.
 

Dragjet

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My Jazzmaster through my fender reverb tank and 59 low power tweed twin.Pedals are for bikes.:spabout
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roadrunner

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Never been too guitar/amp specific, but I do like Fenders with more "chocolate" sounding amps... Supros, Danos, Gibsons all work great with Tele and Strats. Yet, then again... so does just about any Fender or Marshall: a Tele with a tweed _____________ (insert model name here) always sounds glorious. Love Strats with Blackface amps.
 

mad dog

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I'm a big fan of Fender and Fender-like amps.

Me too. The strat sounds so good through an Allen Encore (VR inspired) and Gries 20 (DR inspired). But maybe the best amp of all for strat I've heard is the new Fender EC Tremolux. That is a happening strat sound!
MD
 

Old crow

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I,ll go along with the Selmer Zodiac, but realistically , what's your budget and what's an example of how dirty you want your sound.
Is this for small gigs , at home, ? Or what ?
Id say Elliott knows what works. A good Princeton and a couple pedals might just do it, it sure would for me.
 

gibsonfndr

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Hi guys. Since I bought my "66 custom telecaster" in 1975 I tried them all ... Marshalls, Music mans, a silver face twin ... only a couple of years ago did I find the tonal happiness I was looking for by plugging the old lady into a Cornell Custom 40 which - as I hear it - was originally made for Clapton (80w) then for Wilko Johnson (40w) and is a copy of the clean channel of Clapton's old tweed twin. No nee for any effect just the guitar, the amp and a cord ...

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Billy Porter

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a Cornall Custom 40 which - as I hear it - was originally made for Clapton (80w) then for Wilko Johnson (40w) and is a copy of the clean channel of Clapton's old tweed twin.


A good enough endorsement for me :)

When I get back on my feet I’ll be looking for a new amp as my Montreax is getting a bit long in the tooth and after 30years I could do with a change. Cornal are a bit out of my price league at present though

With my MIJ 62 tele custom.







It's also too bloody loud. I've never had it over 3 and a half even in large halls. It may not even get any louder after that, I'll never know LOL
 

gibsonfndr

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A good enough endorsement for me :)

When I get back on my feet I’ll be looking for a new amp as my Montreax is getting a bit long in the tooth and after 30years I could do with a change. Cornal are a bit out of my price league at present though

With my MIJ 62 tele custom.







It's also too bloody loud. I've never had it over 3 and a half even in large halls. It may not even get any louder after that, I'll never know LOL
yes Cornell amps are a bit pricey but not more than the fender tweed reissues that are available these days. worth every cent if you want my advice. For 35 years I plugged the guitar into a music man 112 RP which was so loud i never played it with the volume past 3. The Cornell can be switched to 10 watts and believe me it's loud enough. :)
 
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