Dating a fender twin reverb
You’ll have to increase the volume setting to achieve a similar volume as before.The reason is that 12AX7 tube has a voltage gain factor = 100, while 12AT7 = 60 and 12AY7 = 45.You can physically feel the dynamic response from one of the best vintage Fender amps of them all. Many players have spent years chasing speakers, guitars and pickups to avoid the typical trebly and sharp tone of some Fender amps.It requires some experience to get a balanced and sweet tone from a Super Reverb because of its power and loud speaker configuration.
This will introduce even more bass and sharp treble.To see embedded text comments, go to video on Youtube. If you want cleaner and spankier preamp distortion charcteristics, you may replace the V1 or V2 12AX7 preamp tube with 12AT7 and 12AY7.These tubes have different frequency responses than 12AX7, particurlarly when distorting.You are allowed to turn the volume beoynd 4 where the amp comes alive.We remember these occasions as our happiest musical moments.