While this pic shows Alex adjusting his Advanced Audio Designs Digital delay(s) there's 4 there... (they replaced the Roland Space Echos), the front panel of a silver faced Twin is seen below the Hi-watt head. Also seen in this pic is the Leslie rotating speaker cabinet that is below the delays (and the two, as yet unknown, mystery rack gear) Here's the quote from the June 1980 interview: What is your current onstage amplifier setup? I'm using two Hiwatts; I have one 100-watt head driving two cabinets on my side of the stage, and another 100-watt head driving one cabinet on stage left-Geddy's side. He uses that as a monitor, and you can't even hear it out in the house. I also have a Fender Twin Reverb I use to get a clean, almost direct sound, and then I'm driving my Leslie with another Hiwatt head. In addition I have two Maestro parametric filters-one on my Hiwatt, and the other on the Leslie-and I use an Electro-Harmonix Electric Mistress flanger, a Roland Boss Chorus, an Advanced Audio Designs [3890 Stewart Rd., Eugene, OR 97402] digital delay, a Morley volume pedal, and a Cry Baby wah-wahmore
It is important to note though that he used a couple of different amps, perhaps the most notably the Fender Silverface Twin which can be seen on many different photos. He also played on a couple of different Marshall and Ampeg amps. http://www.groundguitar.com/bob-marley-guitars-and-gear/more
Strummer’s tone could be summed up in one word—clean. After dabbling with a number of heads and combos, everything from a Vox AC30 to a Marshall SLP, Strummer settled on a silverface 1970s Fender Twin Reverb. He used this until the end of 1979, when he switched to a Music Man HD-150 212.more
Sometime after the release of Metal Circus in the Fall of 1983 Bob converted to a Stereo Setup. A Fender Silverface Twin can be seen on top of Bob's Yamaha G100 head in this video. An earlier video from 1983 shows just the G100 stack. A silverface twin also shows up in a video from a set at 7th Street Entry in 1981.more
"I tend to play mostly old gear. I’ve been using a mid-’70s Silverface Twin Reverb for nearly 10 years, and it has never failed me. I had it modified to break up quicker, which is crucial. It has cigarette burns on the top from putting them out at music festivals and looks to be falling apart. It's my most trusted companion on stage. I use pretty basic pedals. I don't see much use in using more than four or five. A delay, overdrive, added reverb and tuner are what I tour with always."more
This is not the amp for killer overdriven tube distortion. But if you use a good pedal, the tube preamps warm it up and you can get a great sound. I use an old ProCo RAt distortion.
I have two of these Amos, one 1974 w/stock JBL speakers and one -975 that I replaced the blown stock Fender speakers with EVM12Ls. I prefer the JBLs, but run together, the warmth of the EVs compliments the JBLs nicely.
They are heavy, but have wheels. I haven't hugged in years, but I can bring myself To sell them, I love them too much.
I got this for 500$ CAD. A steal, considering what others are going for on Reverb.
Mine is the one with the push pull master volume, which were introduced in mid '73 IIRC. It's one of the least desirable ones, but I don't really mind, since I paid about 1/4 of what I would've paid for a '65. As for actual tone, it's everything a Twin is hyped up to be: -Beautiful, shimmering cleans -Rich, warm tone -Reverb is out of this world, I no longer need a 200$ reverb pedal -Vibrato is a very nice feature -All controls are responsive, and the bright switch is a nice thing to have with dark pickups -Takes pedals beautifully
It seems everyone has used a Twin Reverb at some point, and it's no surprise why. For clean tones, there really is no substitute. This amp has a lovely, shimmery, sparkle which would sound amazing with any guitar, but for the real deal, play a Strat or Tele through it - no better clean combo than a Fender guitar through a Fender Twin Reverb.
Last year i just bought this great amp in Japan, and i really like it. especially when i going up the volume then little bit of agressive tone is mixed withe the clean tone and its super cool
My Silverface Fender Twin Reverb started out as a stock 1975 model with a push/pull master volume. I've since done a number of modifications to it including changing the normal channel to a Marshall style preamp and converting the reverb channel to Blackface specs. I've also switched out the stock speakers for a pair of 1980's Peavey Scorpions.
Amazing clear tone, and played fantastically with my Gibson Les Paul Custom and a Boss DS-1 distortion pedal. No need for anything else!
It was my first amp! Loved it! It got stolen in Norway in early 2000s! :(