Log in or Sign up. Couldn't find a good enough video to post It featured a dual output switch, allowing the user to select either 25 watts or watts of output. Earlier Twin Reverb amps were known among musicians to be best suited for loud, "clean" tones. Mark Wein , Aug 15,
Rd in central Texas. This amp is great! But there is no The red knob twin for the average player to ever buy Panties stuffing of those things. It has the original pedal, user manual and cover. They have a kob clean tone, and a decent OD channel. I used to have an Evil twin red knob. Login To Rent. Fender The Twin Red Knob 80's. Reply Very late I know but for reference, they are all chassis mounted.
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Robben used them sans Zen when touring Europe for many years. Will you be interested? Not a job The red knob twin the faint hearted!! So I now have the red knob Super 60 valve amp. Reply I love this amp as much as the next guy. Reply Can anyone give me the reverb tank number? That said, this is still a Fender, and this probably does much more than most Fenders. Reverb is outstanding as is the flexibility of Teh gain channel which will give you lots of mids Uniform credentialinfg form highs if you want them. With the power cut switch to bring The red knob twin from watts to 25 watts I believe. Mine buzzes when the drive and or treble is set higher than it wants to be.
Wondering if anyone can tell a few things about this amp.
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Tech experts from Seymour Duncan are regularly on this forum, and are clearly labeled as employees of Seymour Duncan. They are here to help. Help Save. Advanced Search. Results 1 to 10 of Thread: Any fans of the Fender Twin Red knob model? Thread Tools Show Printable Version. Any fans of the Fender Twin Red knob model? Everyone loves the Twin Reverb! But is here any owners, or past owners of the red knob Twin? If so, what can you guys tell me abou this model? Re: Any fans of the Fender Twin Red knob model?
Super dirty 80s hair metal rock tones from a twin reverb. If you get one these days tho you are looking at an amp that is nearly 30 years old so be prepared to spend some money on replacing bits and pieces. The other downside is that they are using the modern pcb construction and stuff so it wont be easy to work on. Don't own one, but I have used them back in the early '90s. They have a pretty dismal reputation, mostly due to some flimsy construction techniques I have always liked their clean tones--pure Fender.
It's the distortion side that drove me nuts. If I remember correctly, I think the lead channel tones were active, not passive. I never seemed to be able to get a good driven tone from it I used my Real Tube OD thru the clean channel for my lead tones and that worked well.
I could definitely see using it as a clean platform for pedals. They followed this amp with a black-faced style amp known as the "Evil Twin". Later I owned an '80s Rivera-designed Fender 75 head, and had similar issues with the lead channel distortion.
I had some success with it by only using the GAIN on about for a real ratty, pushed blues tone and the for leads. I sold that amp after I found my first Mesa, and it wasn't hard for me to let it go I hope this helps.
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Isnt that the one called "The Twin"? My only experience with one would have been around 98 or so and somehow we got booked into playing this dive bar in Missoula Montana. We are told the bar has its own backline and drums and wont let us our own stuff. When we get there the guitar amp choices I have are either a Roland Jazz Chorus 77 or one of those the twins. I couldnt find any sounds i liked out of it. In frustration i even plugged my tube screamer into the Roland but that wasnt happenin either.
Wound up just using the clean channel with my TS as my dirty tone then dialing the distortion channel almost clean and as a volume boost for leads. Sadly the problems with the backline were the least of the issues that night. The crowd was good, the bar management and policies sucked the big one. Its never good to decide your complete opinion of a piece of gear from a situation like that, particularly when you know the amp was in anything but top electrical condition Many thanks to all ;-.
It's still going strong, Oh good call on the 80's hair metal comment as far as the dirt C. I've considered picking one up over the years. I've got a Supersonic Twin now. It's an awesome amp, but just like has been mentioned here It's ALL about the clean channel. It's not that the burn channel is bad. Shame to "waste" the entire Burn channel like that, but like every other Fender I've ever owned or played In fact, I like this rig even better because the Twins cleans are as expected unbeatable, and I love the 20th Anniversary modes on the pedals.
Just wanted to throw my opinion regarding Fender's lack-luster distortion on the pile. Not too many people buy Fender amps for their OD tones. But most of them make awesome pedal platforms.
I have owned and sold two. They have a wonderful clean tone, and a decent OD channel. But there is no reason for the average player to ever buy one of those things. There are A Bunch of amps that do what it does. They weigh a metric ton, are no fun to work on, and if yours has never been serviced, you are in for a bad surprise. Or, a "better" alternative is a Showman or Dual Showman.
Do you need that much headroom.? Speaking of The Best Fender As with ALL amps of this age, it needs to see a Qualified Tech, and needs to be given a thorough going over I know it's kind of an old thread. I still own a red knob. It has great, crystal clear cleans you would expect that from Fender. I think most of the issues with the OD channel are just that it's counter intuitive. With the treble and mid knobs pulled out boosted and the bass at around 3 you get a smooth, warm and versatile distortion and you use the notch filter on the presence control as your EQ which goes from a grainy Marshall voicing to a mid heavy Texas honk sound.
It's kind of early Mesa flavoured. With all the amps I own now I am considering selling it. I do agree that it ways a LOT for a combo. I never thought a combo would make me pine for a half-stack so badly. The opinions expressed above do not necessarily represent those of the poster and are to be considered suspect at best.
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Thinking of wiring two ten inch speakers 4 ohms ea. Log in or Sign up. I'm getting one of these for a very reasonable price so will pick it up anyway If you look up some info on this amp, there are some things you will read a lot. Messages: 26, Pingback: Dating a Fender Eighty Five amp.
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Any fans of the Fender Twin Red knob model ?
Wondering if anyone can tell a few things about this amp. Are the control knobs, ceramic tube pods, transformers etc chassis mounted or are they mounted direct to the boards? I have an opportunity to purchase this amp and would greatly appreciated input from anyone who knows this information for sure.
I have owned one for several years now and used it often. I really have enjoyed it. Pingback: Dating a Fender Eighty Five amp. They are just noise compared to this amplifier. The amp weighs about a ton. The sound is brutal and somehow very interesting. I bought it for gigs battered,old but transportation is a disaster. A freaking boulder. The clean channel is a dream and the dirty channel clips so nicely and it capable of some great overdrive.
Mine buzzes when the drive and or treble is set higher than it wants to be. Mine used to be so loud.. So I put in hte garage for about 3 years. Finally I really missed it, I got my forklift out and brought it in the house…jopking…the casters make it ok to move but if you have to lift it…you better be stout! I live about 1 or 2 miles from the ocean and the tubes seem to have green corrosion on the sockets and tube pins. Now it just whispers on If you look up some info on this amp, there are some things you will read a lot.
This is true, very damn true. Longest I had to carry it was around m, I was 17 at that time. It felt like hell, and when I had to carry it back drunk, it felt more like the amp was carrying me. It IS indestructible though. Still using the original valves, no sounds when turning the knobs, no loud idle noise. This is also true. Clean mode can be tamed if you turn the knob VERY carefully. Mine are a bit stiff, but you can probably change that if you clean the potentiometers. Second channel is a bit harder to set to your desired volume.
If one day I am the only person alive in this world, I might be able to turn it up to 4. I would say: Clean channel is great, second channel is fine. I have used the amp sims on my GT for a while and kind of forgot about my amp. At some point, I randomly decided to play without the effects unit, and I was shocked. Second channel is even more versatile. You can get all kinds of sounds from this, but I rarely turn the gain over 5. If you want a metal sound you should probably get a pedal for that, on most of my guitars I can not distinguish the single notes when I play a chord if I turn it up too much.
That said, this is still a Fender, and this probably does much more than most Fenders. Perfect for Volvo drivers, actually. Also would I need to have it re-biased? Hi EvilTwin. You can remove the two inner tubes as described to reduce the power further. You need to remember to change the impedance switch to 4 ohms because you are using half the number of tubes. I do love the power though. I too find it difficult to find a very low at-home volume, but I love the power live.
I have never met a room I could not fill using this amp, and it sounds amazing at high volumes. For the users here, high volume will be about 3! Actually that should be 8 ohms on the impedance switch for 16 ohm speaker load — my apologies! You can remove tubes 1 and 4 outside or 2 and 3 inside. I did and I can turn it up past 3 now.
Sounds great. I would recommend bringing it to a tech if this is your first time. Does anyone know how to accurately date these bad boys? I used to have a job lugging Fender Twins up two flights of floors — in the Middle of August in Houston. Not a job for the faint hearted!! Lol at last comment. Got a Custom vibrolux reverb and a broke red knob champ.
So I know about the quality of the jacks. Anyone pull half of the power tubes? Does it improve the volume situation? It would be a cheaper retube. I have the black knob The Twin it is the answer to all the needs of my amplification ,my amp is carpet with normal Fender metallic silver cloth! It featured a dual output switch, allowing the user to select either 25 watts or watts of output. Hey all.. I have a question regarding these amps. This one has just been gone over by a great tech here in Tampa, and is sounding incredible.
Any info regarding any aspect of these amps, would be great.. Anybody looking for one of these? Will you be interested? It has the original pedal, user manual and cover.
In my opinion, this is one of the best Fender made amplifiers ever. It is underrated by persons who never used them. But, it is heavy!
I have a Twin Red Knob for about two years now. It has been at the repair shop for about 20 months. He says he cant get the pots to repair it from fender any more because it is manufacture discontinued.
If anyone knows any thing about where to get 25k and 50k pots for the red knob please help me. Hi, all. I have a Red Knob that I love. Located in central Texas. I used to have an Evil twin red knob. In a flight case. It fitted into the car but was a four man lift. Along with my back. So I now have the red knob Super 60 valve amp. I would recommend the Super 60 if you value your bones. I have a red knob twin. Thinking of wiring two ten inch speakers 4 ohms ea. How should I wire these speakers and which ohm setting should I use on the amp?
Thanks, jim. What a great amp. The clean channel can get close to a blackface, but can honk too. The drive channel is very versatile with broad ranging tone controls — maybe too broad, leading folks to over-correct and bypass the sweet spots, especially with the SIX pull-push pots. The speakers supplied are ok, favoring the clean channel. With the right speakers, The drive channel really stands out. Some good comments above. Nice clean sound, overdrive will not suit the taste of many.
Reverb works well, no tremolo. I own a backline company and keep two, primarily for Steve Cropper. It is his amp of choice, at least for backline requests. Just fired them up to be sure they are good for him, going out this weekend.