Sunday, February 14, 2010

Mah other new baby

A few weeks ago this was a beat to shit 1973 silverface Fender Super Reverb 4x10 combo. I bought it for peanuts and decided to restore it. In the process I discovered it had 4 blown CTS Alnico speakers (which I will recone later) and an incorrect, but still vintage fender 4ohm output transformer in place of the correct 2ohm OT. The tranny was good so it meant that without modification I could run it in a 2x10 configuration for the time being. I had JD Newell ( build me a custom 2x10 combo cabinet out of finger jointed pine, got a new Accutronics reverb tank, a new reproduction blackface faceplate and knobs and a pair of the way too good for the money Eminence Legend 1058 speakers. Got it tuned up and transplanted and she's sweet as can be. Very big sounding for such a small form factor (because of the large output transformer and middle control). Eventually I may get the original CTS Alnico's reconed and restore the old cabinet, or get another 2x10 extension cabinet made for it so I can run 4-10's when I feel like it. Sorry, didn't get any before pictures, but here are the afters (I've got a reproduction 60's Fender grill logo on the way as well).