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Comparison between a 1968 Fender Solid-State Twin-Reverb and a 1974 Fender Twin-Reverb (blackface i.e. rebuilt to AB763 specs)

1. The Firebird

First some recordings using a Gibson Firebird (w/Barfuss-pickups supposedly very similar to the original 1963 Firebird Mini-Humbuckers):

Can you identify which amp is which? The switching-over is clearly audible ….

 

Direct comparison, both amps set to volume “5”:

 

Solid-State Twin-Reverb TR at “10”:

 

Blackface Twin-Reverb at “10”:

 

Effects and Tone-Controls on the Solid-State Twin-Reverb:

 

2. The Explorer

And now some recordings using a Gibson Explorer E/2 CMT  (w/the original Gibson Dirty Fingers Humbuckers):

The Solid-State Twin-Reverb at “1” … “5” … “10”:

 

The Blackface Twin-Reverb at “5”:

 

The Blackface Twin-Reverb at “10”:

 

Wow … that was LOUD!