Clear, deep and powerful.
1968 was a transitional year for Fender amps, with tone that was still pure Fender but a look that was brand new. With a silver-and-turquoise front panel and classy aluminum "drip edge" grille cloth trim, the Twin Reverb...
According to Guitar World: "For his 1985 Japan tour, Vaughan used a pair of Fender Twin Reverb amps (a mid-Sixties 85-watt blackface model and a late-Seventies 100-watt silverface version with master volume) in place of his Dumble Steel String Singer head. The Twins disappeared from his rig after that tour, only to resurface for a brief period in 1987 when they temporarily replaced his Vibroverb combos." From the March 2013 Issuemore
In this Instagram photo posted by Noel Gallagher, he can be seen playing a Fender Jazzmaster through a Fender '68 Custom Twin Reverb, which according to his caption is a newly acquired amp of his. He says: > New shoes. > New amp. > New album. > There is no rest for the wicked ones. Instagram photo posted Sept 2016. The knob configuration of the amp, along with the clearly visible "TWIN REVERB" lettering in blue identifies it as the Fender '68 Custom Twin Reverb 85W 2x12" Guitar Combo Amplifier.more
Recording of 'In Utero' "In Utero" was recorded at Pachyderm Studios in Minnesota with producer Steve Albini (25). As for guitars, Kurt used his Fender Jaguar (57) and possibly the Ibanez Les Paul mentioned in the "Guitars, Miscellaneous" section. The Stella acoustic, after it was fixed-up with new tuners and strings, was used for the acoustics on the album (41)(57). Kurt's Fender Twin Reverb was the main amp used (57).more
Fender Twin Reverb shown next to brian's head with the recognizable 2 channel normal inputs, 2 vibrato inputs four knobs down the face of the amp. The brown grill is colored from the age of the amp. Also to the very end of the amp is the general red jewel light common to the blackface fender amps.more
In this interview with Tape Op, Geoff states that he uses 1968 Fender Twin amplifiers. He goes on to say that he owns another within three serial numbers of the other. He modified these amps to improve their sound as he was sick of the crummy CBS era quality. These amplifiers led him to discover a great deal about the powers of modification and engineered his signature sound.more
From Grants faebook discussion: "Mainly a 60's Vox Ac30 and a 70's Fender Twin and my old Marshall for some tracking .. I used to use an old ADA guitar preamp and various Electro Harmonic , MXR and Boss pedals. I still use pretty much the same with Feeder but not using the ADA anymore". He uses a 70's Twin but listed as a '65 as they are very similar.more
Bargeld's guitars of choice are a Fender Jaguar and a Fender Mustang, as seen on the concert DVD God Is In The House and various other media appearances. Initially he used a battered Hofner Model 173 and a red Hofner Colorama II until they "broke down." After his effect pedals were stolen in the early 1980s, he exclusively relied on the Fender floating/dynamic tremolo (like the Hofner units)—which both raise and lower pitch—Fender Twin amplifiers, metal slides, and changing his amp settings for each individual song, to create a unique guitar sound.more
Clear, deep and powerful.
1968 was a transitional year for Fender amps, with tone that was still pure Fender but a look that was brand new. With a silver-and-turquoise front panel and classy aluminum "drip edge" grille cloth trim, the Twin Reverb received a fresh new face as it remained the backline amp of choice for pros and amateurs everywhere. Clear, deep and powerful, it produced big tube tone, with world-class Fender reverb and vibrato effects. For countless guitarists ever since, the Twin Reverb has been the go-to amp for classic Fender sound.
The '68 Custom Twin Reverb Amp pays tribute to the classic look, sound and performance of Fender's late-'60s "silver- face" amps. In a special twist, both channels boast reverb and tremolo, and the "custom" channel has a modified Bassman tone stack that gives modern players greater tonal flexibility with pedals. The amp also features quicker gain onset and reduced negative feedback for greater touch sensitivity. The '68 Custom Twin Reverb's dual 12" Celestion G12V-70 speakers also deliver a more distinctively rock ˜n' roll flavor.
Comes equipped with Celestion Speakers (V Type) for a more modern, punchy sound that breaks up nicely when pushed. Reduced negative feedback lends a more "touch-sensitive" feel, quicker break up and added harmonic richness. The shared tremolo on both channels adds to its versatility. Because of this the '68 channels are wired in phase and can be blended for more tonal options, via A/B/Y box. "Custom" channel features a 50s Tweed "Bassman" tone circuit for more low mids and sooner breakup.
The '68s are ideal for players that love their amps to break up a little sooner, rock players, alternative players that like something a little different, players that use pedals,players that love the look of "Silverface" amps.
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