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UnHipster's picture
New York
Nov 2004
10 months ago

I recently purchased a '68 SF Twin Reverb, and am interested in finding out how other Twin owners tweek the knobs - sample settings and the types of sounds they give you, if you're willing to share. I love this amp, but am still searching for the best tone I can achieve with my Twin and my Les Paul Standard. Thanks.

Jackfuzz's picture
PE, South Africa
Mar 2006
2 years ago

Hi there, mate.

After finding out that the White Stripes use Twin Reverbs, i started to look at these wonderfull tone monsters.

Now, first of all:
with a set up like yours you can not get a bad tone - ever !!!
Gibson LP through a Twin = Magical Sound Scapes.

Oh, and the Twin Reverbs come only in one setting . . .

. . . EAR BLEEDING F*CKIN' LOUD !!!

CHEERs
;)

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* Gibson SG w. A2P's -->pedal board -->Bassman AB165 *

* Good deals w : Berarduur

pocket's picture
Seattle
Jan 2004
6 years ago

My guitarist uses a humbucker strat into a Twin. He usually keeps the bass very low (<2), mids up around 8, and treble at about 5. If you find your bass is farting out, try pushing it up against a wall/put a board behind it.


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adrien's picture
Paris, France
Apr 2003
4 years ago

LP into a twin:

master on 10
bass on 3
mid on 6
treble on 8

From time to time I send Dwight faxes. From himself. From the future.

Jubilee_Man's picture
Minneapolis
May 2004
5 years ago

this question isn't going to produce any answers that are satisfactory...

...EVERY vintage twin is going to react differently in the EQ. everything from speakers and tubes to the drifting of components such as tone pots will make all the numbers practically useless.

I don't look at my amp when I set the controls. I close my eyes and play until it sounds sweet. Learn you control panel so you can move from treble, mids, to bass and back again with your eyes shut.

Sounds silly, but its the only way. I own a reissue twin and a 68 twin and they are on average 3-4 numbers different on each dial when finding the 'sweet spot;

K-bza's picture
Austin, TX
May 2006
8 years ago

I totally agree with Jubilee Man. I have a reissue and have played before through a true vintage fender twin and I hurried up to put the same settings I use and it sounded so much more different, it was a really weird experience, so bottom line just go with your ears, thats the only way youll get the tone YOU want out of the amp.

Although I dont have a LP (although my peavey hp has surprised LP users when I tell them how much I paid for my guitar), I use the twin at bedroom levels in: Treble: 6 3/4 - 7, Mid 6, Bass 5, Master 2. When I play in a band I usually just cut down a bit on the bass control, keep the treble and mid at the same levels, and put the master to 3 3/4-5, depending on the situation (ie size of room, if we are in a gig or just practicing, etc...) BTW I play rock, metal, blues, punk, grunge, etc... with almost no tweaking in the sound settings of my amp, and much more tweaking in the knobs of my distortion pedals. Hope all this writting helped a bit :D

PS. That is one HECK of an amp and guitar you are using, you cant go wrong having those two in your rig. Mind I ask what pedals you use? Hopefully they are as incredible as the two main elements of your rig :cool:

(In order)
Peavey HP Signature
OR
Agile AL-2000 W/P-90's
Electro-Harmonix Double Muff
535Q CryBaby Multi-Wah
DigiTech Bad Monkey
Boss DS-1 Ultra Keeley Mod
Ibanez DE-7 (delay/echo)
Fender Twin Reverb 65' Reissue

Boss MT-2 (seldom used, out of chain)

Classic_Chav's picture
London
Oct 2005
7 years ago

Originally posted by adrien
LP into a twin:

master on 10
bass on 3
mid on 6
treble on 8

:rolleyes:

My Video's and Music

MY RIG

Guitars
Jack Briggs Custom with SD JB (Bridge) and 59' (Neck)

Fender MIM 50's Strat with SD Hotrails (Bridge), Texas Specials (Middle & Neck), Sperzel Locking Tuners

Fender MIJ Jaguar with SD SJAG-2 pu's (Neck & Bridge), and Buzz-Stop.

Amps
Cornford Hellcat 2X12 Combo
Cornford Harlequin

Jackfuzz's picture
PE, South Africa
Mar 2006
2 years ago

HAhaha, yes, 'Classic Chav', my thoughts exactly :rolleyes:

CHEERs
;)

* Technophobia RAT review. * MATAMP * Jon Spencer Blues Explosion * The Cramps * Soledad Brothers * My MySpace *

* Gibson SG w. A2P's -->pedal board -->Bassman AB165 *

* Good deals w : Berarduur

Classic_Chav's picture
London
Oct 2005
7 years ago

Lol.

They do say great minds think alike!

;)

My Video's and Music

MY RIG

Guitars
Jack Briggs Custom with SD JB (Bridge) and 59' (Neck)

Fender MIM 50's Strat with SD Hotrails (Bridge), Texas Specials (Middle & Neck), Sperzel Locking Tuners

Fender MIJ Jaguar with SD SJAG-2 pu's (Neck & Bridge), and Buzz-Stop.

Amps
Cornford Hellcat 2X12 Combo
Cornford Harlequin

Jackfuzz's picture
PE, South Africa
Mar 2006
2 years ago

. . . especially if you turn it to 11, and break-off the knob !

CHEERs
;)

* Technophobia RAT review. * MATAMP * Jon Spencer Blues Explosion * The Cramps * Soledad Brothers * My MySpace *

* Gibson SG w. A2P's -->pedal board -->Bassman AB165 *

* Good deals w : Berarduur