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Blackface, Silverface, Reissue, etc....

I remember when you would see Twins everywhere, especially Silverface. Now it seems like you hardly see them anywhere anymore, even the Reissues.

I guess I wouldn't want to lug one around either, but I'd use one at home if I had one.
 

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I have a Traynor twin ( YGL Mark Three ) set up in my living room aswell as my Harmony 415 right now...

I'm a bass player so these 212 amps are no big deal compared to a bass rig...
 

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I used a red knob from the early '90s with a band for years.

That amp was freaking loud, even in the low/25 watt setting.
That's all I used it in, the low setting.

When an amp comes with casters, it's a brute.
 

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I use a Mesa F-100 for my Twin needs. It matches and surpasses a Twin in every way. It works well at any volume, including a bedroom amp, or with headphones.

The cleans are stellar, the master volume actually works extremely well, it has a channel that grinds in a Mashallesque way, it’s heavier, and most importantly, makes a Tele or Strat a heavenly, eargasmic experience.
 

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I still have my 1988 The Twin. Haven't gigged with it in over 10 years now. But that was my gigging amp from 96 to 07. I had casters on it coz it was heavy. Probably needs a recap now.
 

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Blackface, Silverface, Reissue, etc....

I remember when you would see Twins everywhere, especially Silverface. Now it seems like you hardly see them anywhere anymore, even the Reissues.

I guess I wouldn't want to lug one around either, but I'd use one at home if I had one.
I see them often enough to know they are still in use. They're also a backline favourite from what I gather. My bandmate has one, and if I wasn't band poor I'd have bought the one L&M had for $600 last year on whatever sale it was.
 

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Besides the obvious weight issue, i really dont need that amount of power on stage with the bands i play in.
 

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Does the Hot Rod deVille count? If yes then I have one. I don't find it's much better than my Deluxe Reverb at the volumes I play. And, it's damn heavy. Why the hell didn't Fender put carrying straps on both sides of these monsters?
 

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I don't know if it counts but I have a Super Reverb RI that I love.
I case your wondering, I also have a Blues Junior that sounds great BUT no my friends it will never sound like my Super Reverb.
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I see them often enough to know they are still in use. They're also a backline favourite from what I gather. My bandmate has one, and if I wasn't band poor I'd have bought the one L&M had for $600 last year on whatever sale it was.
I remember when Fender Twins were the standard backline amp, but it seems like Devilles have been the standard for a while now. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong places.

I'd take a Twin over a Deville any day.
 

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I regularly get riders requesting "no Hotrods". Lately the most requested is #1"Blues Junior", #2 "Deluxe Reverb".

I own a Yamaha G50-210 (version 2) that is very "Twinish".
 

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When I was in TX a couple of months ago with Nugent while he recorded a new CD, he was blending a Twin with a couple of other amps for a few songs.

On one song he was playing just the Twin for rhythm. It was f'n _loud_.

Sounded really good tho.

Lips, from the band Anvil, plays through a Twin. I played my guitar through his rig last year --- it sounded really good. If they weren't so damn heavy and impractical for me, I'd probably have one.
 

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The venue is telling you what amp to use?
No, the band is. Venues, to my knowledge, do not have riders.

Lips, from the band Anvil, plays through a Twin. I played my guitar through his rig last year --- it sounded really good. If they weren't so damn heavy and impractical for me, I'd probably have one.
Thats a twin? They are a surprisingly quiet band, at least for rehearsals.
 
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