Re: Converting Fender head to combo (COMPLETED)

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Re: Converting Fender head to combo (COMPLETED)

Post by StevenO » Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:49 am

My old Bassman 2x12, which I've now sold, was incredibly bass-heavy... And in a "thin" way, not in a huge thick guitar signal way. Tonally awkward more than anything. BUT, an open back Fender combo amp just works!

That really looks awesome! Fender combo amps warm my heart... Like a reminder that everything (tone wise) isn't going to be okay. ;D

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Re: Converting Fender head to combo (COMPLETED)

Post by 46346 » Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:33 am

that turned out great! it looks stock, but becomes a mystery on second glance. kind of looks like a Vibrolux Reverb at first glance. that's a great application of the chassis!

congrats, Andy!
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Re: Converting Fender head to combo (COMPLETED)

Post by parry » Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:32 am

Andy! That looks so good! Love the speaker choice as well 8)
Glad it worked out and that you're happy with it. Derrick does great work and agreed - he's a pleasure to work with.
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Re: Converting Fender head to combo (COMPLETED)

Post by s_mcsleazy » Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:40 am

i dig it.
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Re: Converting Fender head to combo (COMPLETED)

Post by mbene085 » Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:53 pm

Wow, that turned out great, and it's incredible that it barely weighs any more. That's pine for you!

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Re: Converting Fender head to combo (COMPLETED)

Post by andy » Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:01 pm

Thanks everyone! I am totally pleased. The amp itself needs a little tune up but is 80% fine. Just the reverb is a little weak and the tremolo clicks.
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Re: Converting Fender head to combo

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:26 am

andy wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:04 am
Thanks! It has a better balanced sound now. The closed back 2x12 I used with it before was terribly bassy. You couldn’t dial it out of the signal! Plus I think the Jensen speaker is more up my alley (tonally) than the old 2x12 Oxfords. I always feel better playing an open back combo. It feels like the sound moves about the room better and isn’t an 800hz laser beam like a closed back cab can be.
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My old Bassman 2x12, which I've now sold, was incredibly bass-heavy... And in a "thin" way, not in a huge thick guitar signal way. Tonally awkward more than anything. BUT, an open back Fender combo amp just works!
My first amp was a Peavey Classic 50/212. I upgraded the speakers from the stock Blue Marvels to a pair of Eminence Texas Heats. For some reason after that amp, and several others I've played, I've always felt that I prefer a single speaker combo over dual speaker combos. I don't know why, but 2 speakers in a combo always sounds lackluster to me.
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Re: Converting Fender head to combo (COMPLETED)

Post by mackerelmint » Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:51 pm

Wow, that looks fantastic. You're right about the builder getting the subtle details correct, and the overall effect it has. If I didn't know better, I'd think it was just a really nice specimen of an old amp.
This is an excellent rectangle

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