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Weird looking Pro Reverb

Discussion in 'Amp Input - Normal or Bright' started by Cold Shot, Jan 16, 2020 at 9:52 AM.

  1. Cold Shot

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    So I found this amp on CL and I have figured out that it is a later model Pro Reverb, but the back panel looks completely wrong. There's only one power switch (3-way, perhaps, but still doesn't look right), there are several tubes missing, and there are about three or four speaker jacks missing. Im not an expert in the world of SF Fenders, but I figure some of you might be. Any thoughts?

    https://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/msg/d/buckhead-old-guitar-amp/7056967712.html
     
  2. archetype

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    It appears to be the later master volume version. I don’t know for sure, but from the back panel I suspect it’s the 70 Watt “ultralinear” circuit.
     
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    Stratoskater Fuzz Meister General Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Yep, it's the ultralinear, ungodly loud and clean later Pro reverb. It is missing most all it's tubes.
     
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    For $200.. I mean sounds legit to me. I would buy it.
     
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    Curious how they know it works without so many of the tubes though.
     
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  6. Cold Shot

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    I wondered that myself.
     
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    I figured it was the 70 watt version, but I thought those had a standby switch AND a main power switch.
     
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    vid1900 Most Honored Senior Member

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    It might not even be a Fender anything.

    Is that a giant heatsink on the RH side?

    The AC outlet should be round, yes?

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    image.jpg The faceplate looks legit but the chassis looks way off to me. I'm not sure it is a Fender or at least all of it. Here is a picture of a '79 Pro Reverb from the rear.
     
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    That's what I kept seeing.
     
  11. Tone Guru

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    That amp is not what it appears to be.
     
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    Agreed. It's convincing, though. I have a chance to scoop up a Classic 30 that I KNOW is legit for $150. Win-win.
     
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    I’d Stay clear of this one, that does not resemble any Fender chassis I’ve encountered. No idea what it is but I’m willing to bet its someones nightmare.
     
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    I was wondering that too. It looks like there might be a solid state amp shoved in that cabinet.
     
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    I've decided against it, although I was only halfway sure when I posted this. Better things to be had.
     
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    image.jpg You mentioned a Peavey Classic 30, they are great amps and built like a tank. I used to have one and recently just bought this Classic 50 4x10. While I love Fender amps, I feel the same way about the Peavey Classic series.
     
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    The only thing Fender about that whole mess is the cabinet!
     
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    I would love to get my hands on a Classic 50 4x10 that hasn't been completely marked up. LOL

    Yeah, I'm super impressed with the Classic amps. I have a chance to snatch a 30 for $150 in really good shape. It's still super loud and very portable. How do you say no?
     
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