MGMT used this amp when recording their album Congratulations as stated in this article published by Sound on Sound. "James bought that late in the process,” says VanWyngarden. "We were playing it through a [Fender] Super Reverb amp, and it's a unique sound that people haven't really used that much. We used the 'Clav' sound and it was really thick through a guitar amp. It's pretty responsive. The strings are plastic and pretty loose. It's kind of hard to figure out how to play but it's pretty cool.”more
On the picture, Verlaine can be seen playing with his band Television, in their early days, back when Richard Hell was still in the band. Also, Richard Lloyd said in a quote from his website: "We used to use Fender Super Reverbs. Black face with 4 ten inch Jensens. We both had those for years. Then for some reason we switched to the Music Man equivalent".more
FAQ 17 Q. What instrument/amp did you use in the 60s recording sessions and how often would you change strings? A. I used the Fender Precision bass, with the Fender Super Reverb open-back 4-10" speakers amp for a long time. Then about 1966-67 or so, I started using the enclosed cabinet double-amped Versatone amp (3-4 amps carted around by my cartage company, Van Cartage). You always wiped your strings after each date, and I would carry a chamois for this purpose plus would wipe the strings off with jewelry cleaner once in awhile to keep the strings sounding live, being careful not to get any on the instrument.more
He uses it among two other amps to get different sound characteristics. He is plugged into the vibrato channel on the amp with no vibrato on just with the reverb dialed in on 3-4. He says the amp is a big part of his sound in the band. He splits his signal at the end of the effect chain and sends a dry signal from digitech whammy directly to this amp as oposed to his vox which gets the wet signal from the whammy.more
I also used a ’65 or ’66 Fender Princeton Reverb loaned to me by a friend. I had a bunch of different amps, and I normally use a Super Reverb live, but Scott Cable, the producer of Sugar Shack, told me to try it. Once we heard it I was like, “Oh man, that’s the one right there.” I used that for the entire album, with the volume typically set at 5, 6, or maybe even 7.more
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