The Edge discussed this amp in an [interview for *Guitar World*](http://www.guitarworld.com/u2s-edge-discusses-gear-and-joshua-tree-1987-guitar-world-interview?page=0,4) in 1987. "And I've also acquired an old Fender Pro Reverb combo. It's real delicate. What I've been finding is that the old Fenders have this beautifully mellow distortion to them, the tubes have been worked just so, they're nice and clear."more
Used on *Not of This Earth*, *Surfing With the Alien* and "Flying In A Blue Dream". Among online sources, the amp is first mentioned by Satriani in this January 2012 interview with *Vintage Guitar Magazine*: > "There are so many different ones, but the basic Marshall is the 'kitchen sink' sound – it gives you everything. More than you want, maybe! It’s the most revealing amp you’ll ever plug into, I think. > Early in my career, I tried to run from it. On the first couple of solo records… for *Not of This Earth* I didn’t even bring one into the studio. I was such a contrarian, I remember calling [recording engineer] John Cuniberti and saying, 'I’m gonna use whatever is in the closet.' I thought that was a cool, artsy way of doing things. What happened to be in the closet was an early-’70s Pro Reverb, and I just plugged little (effects) boxes into it. We’d record quietly and use microphones like a C12A, Boss pedals, and early tube drivers made by Paul Chandler." Satriani later specified this amp to be a Silverface in [a December 26, 2011 Tumblr post](https://joesatriani.tumblr.com/post/14816182675/ive-read-that-you-used-a-mesa-mark-iic-on-flying), which also revealed that the Pro Reverb was used on the track “Flying In a Blue Dream”. > **DAVUDTESCH asked: I've read that you used a Mesa Mark IIC+ on Flying in a Blue Dream... Was it just on the song or the whole album? I ask cuz I love the voicing you get out of your tone in the beginning of part 2 of the Bells of Lal.. When I'm dialing my tone if it feels similar then I know I'm in the ballpark. I use that and the riff from Crystal Planet... those are my tone-testers :)** > On that song I was using a silver face Fender Pro Reverb amp with a Boss DS-1 distortion pedal, and put an AKG C12-A microphone up close to the grill. This dispells a popular myth that a Mesa/BOOGIE MKIIC+ was used, as discussed in [this May 3, 2016 post in the Fractal Audio forums](https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/dispelling-a-fiabd-joe-satriani-myth.111590/) by user marklumsley. > While Satch did indeed use a respectable bunch of amplifiers during his 'Flying...' album - including the Mesa/Boogie Mk IIC+, it was NOT used during the recording of the title track. Used instead was a silverface Fender Pro Reverb as stated by the man himself on his Tumblr account whilst answering a fan's question, seen here: The amp is brought up a third time in [this February 17, 2017 *Music Radar* interview](https://www.musicradar.com/news/joe-satriani-talks-surfing-with-the-alien-track-by-track) about *Surfing With the Alien*. > “We used a [Roland] JC-120 for almost all of Echo. John had a very clever way of recording the JC-120 with six different microphones, an [AKG] C12A and this and that, and using the DS-1. It was just really interesting how we got a lot of mileage out of that amp. It was the perfect antidote to the Marshall stack or the little Silverface Pro Reverb or Princeton that was there that we used for a lot of the album, too."more
Rex's heavily modified 1965 Fender Pro Reverb comes with a pair of [JBL D 131](https://equipboard.com/items/jbl-d-131-12-alnico-speaker) & [JBL D123](https://equipboard.com/items/jbl-d123-12-alnico-speaker) Alnico Speakers, cutout with Jay Mitchell "Speaker Directivity Modifier" foam donuts. A Bassman output transformer, modded reverb pan, RCA blackplate 5v4 rectifier (for more sag and lower B+), various vintage preamp tubes (Telefunken, Tung Sol., Phillips & Mullard), and Phillips 7581 Power Amp Tubes.more
the pro reverb is an underrated amp in general, but the silverfaces are the worst sounding versions. Mine was great for Ska, but that's about it. Defiinitely far off from blackface! If you want a 50 watt early 70s twin check out the pros of this era. Very similar to the bandmaster reverb heads of the time. Not my cup of tea, but not a bad stage amp for a pedal player.
I loved that amp. I Play psychedelic music and use a nice pedals set in it. Mine is actually a 1970 ( silverface model that has 3 eq controls ( Bass, Middle and Trebble ) and a master tone, i'm to lazy to write a big review because i want to play, hahaha . But this is such a wonderfull amplifier!! If you can afford it, you should deffinitly have this