Tell me about the Fender Super Reverb SF

Orange Amps General Forum

Moderator: bclaire

TESLA_EL34
Orange Master
Posts: 1129
Joined: Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:23 pm

Tell me about the Fender Super Reverb SF

Post by TESLA_EL34 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:07 pm

Hi, i have a chance to buy a Fender Super Reverb from 1973.
Its a SF model without a master, 40 watts.
How does it sound? I never played one.

I always wanted an Fender and i want to use this amp as a pedal platform
and as a rock amp. I play Psychedelic, Fuzz Rock, Indie, Stoner stuff...

Greetings...

Tesla
accept darkness.

danbond
Orange Expert
Posts: 728
Joined: Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:57 pm
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Tell me about the Fender Super Reverb SF

Post by danbond » Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:14 pm

This amp, at 40 watts, should sound awesome at gig volumes. If it's a good price then I think it would be a good buy, but it's old so might need some attention to get the best from it.

I'd love one.

TESLA_EL34
Orange Master
Posts: 1129
Joined: Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:23 pm

Re: Tell me about the Fender Super Reverb SF

Post by TESLA_EL34 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:08 pm

ive read it's not very veratile. like a blues only amp.
true?
accept darkness.

nguideau
Orange Master
Posts: 2488
Joined: Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:26 pm
Location: Plymouth, MI
Contact:

Re: Tell me about the Fender Super Reverb SF

Post by nguideau » Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:17 pm

TESLA_EL34 wrote:ive read it's not very veratile. like a blues only amp.
true?
That's a lie!

Might not do buzz-saw metal tones all that well, but should be an excellent all-around amp.
Image
- Nathan

misterMagoo
Orange Master
Posts: 2432
Joined: Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:53 am
Location: PA, USA

Re: Tell me about the Fender Super Reverb SF

Post by misterMagoo » Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:37 pm

isn't this the amp that bayta is always talking about?
-Joe
My mother wears army boots.

Image
RV50 mkI
AC30 combo

Hot tamale.

http://lifereformatted.wordpress.com/
Check out my blog - adventure, travel, and the meaning of life.

bclaire
Forum Moderator
Posts: 17739
Joined: Thu May 02, 2002 9:19 pm
Location: Outside Boston MA, USA
Contact:

Re: Tell me about the Fender Super Reverb SF

Post by bclaire » Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:46 pm

TESLA_EL34 wrote:Hi, i have a chance to buy a Fender Super Reverb from 1973.
Its a SF model without a master, 40 watts.
How does it sound? I never played one.

I always wanted an Fender and i want to use this amp as a pedal platform
and as a rock amp. I play Psychedelic, Fuzz Rock, Indie, Stoner stuff...

Greetings...

Tesla
If you can get it for a good price, buy it immediately. Supers are amazing amps...

TESLA_EL34
Orange Master
Posts: 1129
Joined: Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:23 pm

Re: Tell me about the Fender Super Reverb SF

Post by TESLA_EL34 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:44 pm

i can get it for a good price!
it's in a good shape, one tube is worn out but i can bias amps myself. no big deal.
but: i never ever had a fender and thats why im asking - if have no idea if these amps rock.
i never played or heared a super reverb but everyone says my playing style is quite fendery.
accept darkness.

baytamusic
Duke of Orange
Posts: 5295
Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:23 pm
Location: Chicago

Re: Tell me about the Fender Super Reverb SF

Post by baytamusic » Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:46 pm

Buy it.

TESLA_EL34
Orange Master
Posts: 1129
Joined: Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:23 pm

Re: Tell me about the Fender Super Reverb SF

Post by TESLA_EL34 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:00 pm

okay, but tell me WHY, i need reasons that dollywaggle my mind ! 8)
accept darkness.

jord123
Orange Hero
Posts: 454
Joined: Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:11 pm
Location: USA

Re: Tell me about the Fender Super Reverb SF

Post by jord123 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:05 pm

i have a 65ri it has tone tubby's in it and sounds phenom. but... never use it cuz its to loud for recording in my basment and way to heavy haul back and forth to practice. I find w/ all fender amps that they are very prone to noise, popin fizzing, picking up alien transmissions and cuban radio stations. but I've only had the re-issues and its generally magnified by the bright switch.
Rain..Ammunition

baytamusic
Duke of Orange
Posts: 5295
Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:23 pm
Location: Chicago

Re: Tell me about the Fender Super Reverb SF

Post by baytamusic » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:10 pm

Because it's a great hand wired amp with the best reverb available made to a quality standard only found in boutique and other similar amps at a price point much more than I'm guessing this amp is priced at. It's a great wattage for edge of break up sounds at a gigging volume. It's collectable. It will only go up in value if you take care of it. You won't be sorry. If it has the original alnico speakers that's even more of a reason. If you don't like this amp, you don't like Fender amps pretty much.

TESLA_EL34
Orange Master
Posts: 1129
Joined: Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:23 pm

Re: Tell me about the Fender Super Reverb SF

Post by TESLA_EL34 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:19 pm

okay, great.
i'd like to know how well does that amp respond to pedals? what about picking dynamics?
pretty good? because it breaks up quite fast, im not sure if it likes pedals so good.
i won't buy an amp that does't take pedals well. i like my modulation anf fuzz stuff!

i need a good overdrive sound out of that baby too. i'd like to switch between clean and overdrive,
the overdrive, maybe with a pedal or with a boost for break-up.

i don't care for the volume. the louder it get's the better.
i bought a rocker 30 because everyone cryed that im too loud
and now everyone's crying because im not LOUD ENOUGH!
that's because of my dynamic range. i don't play 24/7 cranked, i play
with the volume pot.
accept darkness.

baytamusic
Duke of Orange
Posts: 5295
Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:23 pm
Location: Chicago

Re: Tell me about the Fender Super Reverb SF

Post by baytamusic » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:30 pm

Go listen to the Smiths and hear all the effects Johnny Marr uses. He's a Super Reverb player. I think this amp would suit you well.

Also, if you don't mind modding the amp, a lot of people get the first channel that no one ever uses modded to sound more like a Marshall or what have you. I personally wouldn't mod the amp unless it's easily reversible, but it's definitely an option. You can then use an AB switch to go between channels of the amp for different sounds.

I'm pretty sure you'll like this amp from what you describe. Also, it doesn't break up "easy". I just gets a little hair on the sound at the volume you'll more than likely be playing at with a drummer. It's nice amp man, you'll like it.

danbond
Orange Expert
Posts: 728
Joined: Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:57 pm
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Tell me about the Fender Super Reverb SF

Post by danbond » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:59 am

There is a reason people use these amps still, and why they continue to make reissues of them - they are great sounding amps! I have never played this specific one but the videos and clips I heard of it were great - classic fendery sound, tons of dynamics.

People have been using fender amps as pedal-platforms for years. If you get the right overdrive you can probably make this sound as heavy as you like. My Fender Twin with a distortion on it sounds like a classic rock tone (although I usually just use the gain channel)

I really can't imagine being dissapointed with this. 40 watts for gigging is just about perfect for slightly broken up cleans.

Bi-amp with your rocker 30?! That would sound unreal.

dan

ESBlonde
Orange Master
Posts: 1797
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2008 12:05 pm
Location: Suffolk, England

Re: Tell me about the Fender Super Reverb SF

Post by ESBlonde » Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:25 am

Reasons.

For:-
They take pedals well.
They have the classic fender clean and early breakup.
They are well built and easy to fix.
They retain their value.
They are dynamic.
They respond well to the guitars controls.
Fabulous reverb.

Against:-
They are too good for metal only players :lol:
They are single chanel use.
It might soon be due a recap if not already done.
Whilst a combo it is not the most compact and portable.
We'd all hate you for taking it off the market :!: :wink:
You will need an overdrive or boost pedal.
No FX loop.
Here we go; three, four...
Image

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 22 guests