jeffm725 wrote:I am curious if anyone has had Weber do a JBL recone? And what their thoughts are. They will recone an e-120 for under a 100 bucks which is 75 less than I paid ATC
jonarobb wrote:Good move. BTW is the 68' Cathode biased? You'd have to pull the tray to tell.
jeffm725 wrote:Thanks jason....
here is the deal, I was told at the shop I bought this at that this has been confimed to be a January 68 amp and is the AB763 circuit.
The tube chart on the Inside of the amp says "AB763" However I am fully aware that the "brain surgeons" at Fender kept shipping the newer twins later on in 68 with the same AB763 tube chart even though it was other circuits.
I do trust the people at the shop (It is a mom and pop shop that has a lot of vintage stuff, in fact, I was playing a 72 and a 79 Twin for comparison as well as a 65 reissue when I picked up this one, so they are pretty familiar with this stuff) By the way, it was AMAZING how different the 4 twins sounded...I had all 4 side by side and i had my own guitar with me and I would plug into 1, play a riff, yank the cord, go to the next one, play the same riff, and right down the line with all 4 and then back again. They thought I was slightly unbalanced I didnt care for the master volume 72 that much (it needed work too, it was noisy) but the 79 was quite intriguing, linear, 135 Watts and devastatingly Clean, talk about headroom! The New Reissue sounded pretty sterile to me and didnt sound like any of the other 3 twins. The 68 was just so sweet and buttery. The low end was nice and tight and the higher notes had this bloom to them that was just so musical.............
However, because I am anal like that you better believe I am pulling out the chassis tonight or tomorrow looking it over and taking some pics.
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