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How to choose an easy-to-understand fender amplifier

Speaking of guitar amplifiers, a highly known fender amplifier along with marshal. It is a representative brand of American sound, and MESA / Boogie has a great influence on many manufacturers. Unlike the amplifier Only other brand, it will be possible to say that it is a trusted top brand, as well as in the manufacture of electric guitars and bases, etc. In addition, it has a long history that keeps the amplifier from the 1940s and more than half a century, and it is no exaggeration to say the history of the fender's history itself as the history of the amplifier.

Speaking of rocks Marshall! Speaking of Marshall Lock! It is a slightly violent expression, but I think there are few people who cast different from this. So what is a fender?
This answer is difficult ... fender amplifier is a wide range of lovers, as well as Country / Blues, Jazz, Hawaiian, and more loved from players of various fields. From Ventures to Michelgan. Such variety, the size of the frontal mouth is the attraction of the fender amplifier.

However, there are many people who don't know how many kinds of fender amplifiers, too many kinds and choose. So let's look for a fender amplifier that is perfect for such a certainty while solving the history of fenders.

Fender amplifier era background

It is 1909 that Leo fender familiar as a founder of fender was born. It has been 100 years soon. Still the time of the Overview King Edison made a storage battery etc. In Japan, Meiji 42. It was also this year that the former 1000 yen bill and Hirobuki Ito was drowned into bullets.
In 1938, Leo has already had high skills such as radio, such as radio, and Leo opens his own store in California. The name is also "Fender's Radio Service". This will open the fender's history. At that time, I was renting a PA device manufactured by itself, and I was able to manufacture, sell and repair instruments such as wrapsteel.
Evently Leo starts production of a Clayton Kaufman (commonly known as Engineer) and a rustel guitar that was an engineer with his friends' musicians. This completed is the end of the 1945 years after the second war. This model has been named K & F together with the initials of the two. A model that can be said to be the origin of the fender amplifier. The world's first solid body elegiter was more than three years ago. Leo, who understood Kaufman and 袂, a year after a year, I will work for further development of new models. The first amplifier bearing the fender logo was called Model 26S, which was the beginning of the world's history of the fender amplifier.

Rumor of the wolf of the fender amplifier

Speaking of a fender amplifier, a good story. "Limited to Tweed" "There is a twin liver" "Silver Pane's sound" "Paul Rivera's design ~" "The twin of the twin of the red knob is thick" and "the sound of the twin of the twin" etc. Well, I think these are words that all of the attractive aspects of each era are But what should all be the best if they are correct opinions? I do not know .... So let's consider what kind of historical models are in any historical relationship here.

I understand early! History of fender amplifier
1945 Leo Fender First Amplifier, manufacture K & F
1946 Fender amplifier birth
1947 FenderFirst Tweed Amplifier
1959 FenderBruntolex appeared (until 63 years)
1960 FenderWhite Tolex Appeared (from ~ 64
1963 FenderBlack face period (until 67 years)
1967 FenderSilver Face (Normal Silver Pane) period (until 81)
1980 Second Version Black Face
1983 FenderII Series (Paul Rivera Design) (until 85)
1986 Blank period
1987 The Twin appeared (until 94)
1990 Rye shoe series appearance (~ now)
1991 FenderProtube Series Appeared (such as TWIN AMP)
1993 Custom Shop Series Appeared
And I still keep making attractive new models one after another.

Feature of rough sound of each age

I think I was able to understand the flow of the major muscle history of the fender amplifier. So how did you change the sound? Detailed features of each model are placed at first, and here, let's follow the flow of tendency of the sound of each era.
First of all, the world's first solid body electrical guitar and rock music appeared in the tweed amplifier, this era appeared. It can be said that the Genesis of various elements related to the electric guitar. Conversely speaking, the history is also shallow and it was only primitive, and most of the simple functionality is. Therefore, the sound is also simple and straight, full-time tone such as R & B, Country, such as R & B, Country, which has become a lock and its roots.
In the 60's, the biggest change was the appearance of Liverve. With the expansion of the music scene, the largest output is the mainstream, and from the sound that is distorted to the previous primitive, it will change to the tone that can be a little more affordable. This will be a standard for American sounds that are also called "Fender Sound", and will be prominent to the sounds such as West Coast Lock and Blue Slock.
In the late 60's to the 70's, the concert scale is also expanded along with the rise of Hard Rock, and the volume is also required to be more loud. In addition, it was time when PA equipment was not so fully fully fulfilled, and it was clear that the amplifier was asked to clearly passed. The fender amplifier in this era, which is symbolized by Silver Face, also keeps the previous American-tone, but it will change to a sharp and sharpened sound.
And it was time when many changes were visited in the 80's. The rapid development of PA and studio equipment enables various sound makeups and music genres will also be extensive. Until then, the rock music is an industrial big business, and a more radical sound is required more and more than New Wave, Punk, Heavy Metal. The fender amplifier has the first clean / drive switching model, and many new features have been created one after another. Now the number of studio workproof sounds called "Industrial Rock" is recorded on this era device.
When the 80's has passed by "newness", the scene will be asked for pure more than novel. Sometimes it could be said that it could be repulsive as if it were repulsive. Old-good things were reviewed at this time, and in this period, production of vintage reissue models begins. Also, a custom amplifier shop started and a model with a simple and pure tone of handwailer was created.
And in the 2000s and nowadays, digital technology also evolves dramatically, and the Vintage model is evaluated, and their digital modeling is also mainstream, and all the attractive all the new old era coexist is coexisting. It can be said. Due to the technical issues of each era, it is different from the 50-80s who had to be able to achieve "what you can use", and "all can be used", and in each era It can be said that it can coexist all the elements.
Thus, the sound of each era can be said that the scene and technology of that era are influenced. It is also interesting to try to think about while listening to the records of each era.

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Vintage amplifier and boutique amplifier

Under these circumstances, fenders' old amplifiers, especially tweed amplifiers, etc. of the 50's are highly evaluated as vintage amplifiers, and many people are the existence of many people, and it has already become pronoun of vintage It can be said. What is the attraction of these tweed amplifiers?
Of course, even if it is a tweed amplifier, there are countless models and ages, as it exists innumerable, but it is difficult to generally be difficult, but as a common element "simple circuit" is raised. Since there is no gain circuit or multiple channel switching, such as a later generation amp, it is a simple circuit of only that volume and tone, so you can get a pure tone with less signal loss or spoils . On the other hand, the signal from the instrument is similar to the fact that the sound is rich in the sound, and it is similar to that the signal from the instrument is likely to increase, and the tweed amplifier is nuances and the straightness like "direct connection" is obtained. It is. This is a model that is a model that can be modeled recently, with a boutique amplifier that is said to be unnecessary, and it is trying to pull out a pure tone by making the circuit as simple as possible. In this way, fender's old amplifiers can not only affect the modern scenes as well as a vintage model.

In the first place, what is "Twin Liverve"?

Twinreverb

"Twin Livervive, with fender amps," This will know you all. But, for example, "Don't you twin levove!" Even if it says, "Which twin liver!" Do you ask back and have a response in response? "Why is it so much twin leverve and there is a lot of things!" But it is all right. Twin Liverve is a fender amplifier flagship model basically there is only one type of each era. Same as Nissan skyline. Skyline is skyline for each evolution of each generation. Details are not scared if the flow of history is known. So please take a look at the history of the distinct twin leverve.


Fender Amplifier Each model Hayaba table

It turned out that in each era of fenders, it turned out. I also understood the history of Twin Liverve. However, I do not know what kind of other thing that is Delariba Bae Bae Both is a lot. Such a case easy. Remember in a pattern without being bound by name. It is basically only for each output (power) and the number of loudspeakers and combinations. I think that it is easy to understand if it applies to 50W and 100W, such as marshal.
A large divided fender tube amplifier has only four patterns output. About 10 W or less Ultra-small, 25W small, 50W medium, 100W class large, 100W class large. This is a model of the large and small combination of each speaker. The speaker is 15 inches (oversized), 12 inches (large), 10 inches (middle), and less than that (small). For example, Twin is a model of two large speakers on large power. Deluxe Reverb is a large-scale power of a small power. VIBROLUX REVERB is a medium-sized power, two small speakers, Pro Reverb and Super Reverb differences are only speakers, and it is a super Reverb with 4 middle speakers in PRO REVERB if it is a large speaker on medium power. The typical model was shown as a comparison table. Let's choose your favorite size.

series model

output

Power speaker 40's 50s 60's 70's in his 80's In the 90's 00's As of 08 remarks
Deluxe Deluxe small 6v6 x 2 12 "x 1            
  Deluxe Reverb small 6v6 x 2 12 "x 1              
  Deluxe Reverb II small 6v6 x 2 12 "x 1                
  65 Deluxe Reverb Reissue small 6v6 x 2 12 "x 1            
 
Princeton Princeton small 6v6 x 2 10 "x 1        
  Princeton Reverb small 6v6 x 2 10 "x 1            
  Princeton Reverb II small 6v6 x 2 12 "x 1                
                           
Pro Pro During ~ 6v6 x 2 15 "x 1            
  Pro Reverb During ~ 6v6 x 2 12 "x2            
  Pro REVERB Reissue During ~ 6v6 x 2 12 "x 1              
 
Super Super small 6v6 x 2 10 "x2              
  Super During ~ 6L6 x 2 10 "x2                
  Super Reverb During ~ 6L6 x 2 10 "x4            
  Super Reverb Reissue During ~ 6L6 x 2 10 "x4            
 
Champ Champ Minor 6v6 x 1 8 "x 1        
  Vibro champ Minor 6v6 x 1 8 "x 1            
  CHAMP II small 6v6 x 2 10 "x 1                
  Super champ small 6v6 x 2 10 "x 1                
  Champ12 small 6v6 x 2 12 "x 1              
 
Bassman Bassman During ~ 6L6 x 2 10 "x4                
  Bassman Head During ~ 6L6 x 2               HEAD
  Super Bassman Big 6L6 x 4             HEAD
  Bassman 10 During ~ 6L6 x 2 10 "x4                
  Bassman 50 During ~ 6L6 x 2               HEAD
  Bassman 100 Big 6L6 x 4               HEAD
  59 Bassman Reissue During ~ 6L6 x 2 10 "x4            
 
Twin Twin Big 6L6 x 4 12 "x2              
  Twin Reverb Big 6L6 x 4 12 "x2            
  Twin Reverb II Big 6L6 x 4 12 "x2                
  The Twin Big 6L6 x 4 12 "x2          
  65 Twin Reverb Reiisue Big 6L6 x 4 12 "x2                
  Twin Amp Big 6L6 x 4 12 "x2                
  01 Twin AMP Big 6L6 x 4 12 "x2              
 
VIBROLUX VIBROLUX small 6v6 x 2 10 "x 1                
  VIBROLUX During ~ 6L6 x 2 12 "x 1                
  VIBROLUX REVERB During ~ 6L6 x 2 10 "x2            
  Custom Vibrolux Reverb During ~ 6L6 x 2 10 "x2            
(Note 1) Some special models such as solid state are omitted.
(Note 2) For simplicity, differences in exclusive time specifications are summarized in the main time.
What is the difference in sound due to the difference in speakers

From the above table, I think that the relationship between the output and the speaker of each model is allowed. So what is the difference in sound by the speaker?
The difference in sound by the speaker is mainly the difference between 1. size, 2. Three types of differences by brand.
First about the difference in size. In general, the larger the number of sizes (diameter), the better the repeatability of lower layers. It is a reason why the speaker and subwoofer for the base are huge. Conversely, the smaller the smaller, the better the reproducibility of the high frequency, and the horned liver for audio.
Next about the number. The number of allowable inputs of the speaker part is the sum of the tolerance input of each speaker, so the more the number of speakers is large, the larger the allowable input. For certain inputs, if the allowable input is large, the burden on each speaker will be reduced, so you can get a wide range of audio-reproducible, range-wide sounds. Conversely, if the burden increases (audioly), the reproducibility will be reduced, so it will be a fat sound than the middle. If it is an image, is it an image carrying a large heavy luggage? If you carry a lot, it will be a feeling that you can afford, and if you carry it a small number, it will be a pleasant feeling. The sound of the speaker is also such a condition.
And finally it is the difference between brands, but this can also be reflected in some species. Brands famous as speakers used by fender amplifiers are mainly Jensen, Oxfored, Eminence, Jensen is a speaker often found in the 50's It is. Because the cone itself is thin, it is distorted by the attack of the instrument, and the "attack is lightly distorted, and Sustain is clean", which is considered to be a Country, and the sound is also good at JENSEN. On the other hand, Oxford is a speaker that has been used mainly in the 60's, and the compatibility with Liverve with a sticky sweet sound is also outstanding. It is perfect for extensible blues solo. And Eminence is still the most flat of these three types of speakers used in many American brands, and the range is widely known for the range of ranges. Fender amplifiers are noticeable in the 70's model. The glittering tone of the Silver Face is also large by this Eminence speaker. In addition, as an exception, a model equipped with a JBL that the fender was selling as an option. JBL is a highly evaluated speaker for audio, and is well-known with the harmonics, and is a wide range and well-delicate sound, especially from jazz lovers.
Under these case, I think that the sound of each amplifier is easier to image when I understood the characteristics of the speaker. For example, a 50W model equipped with a 25W model with one shot of Jensen, and 10 inches of Eminence. Can you think about each sound?

Speakers

Petit knowledge

The amp is more responsible than the guitarist! ? Mystery of the position of the tweed amplifier's knob.
Yes in the reissue model, but using a tweed amplifier such as a Bassman (or try), "What's wrong with the knob. Don't you think about it."? Why is twin leverve, etc., but why the tweed amplifier is at the top and backwards? Certainly, this is not easy to view from the front. So why?
The answer is "Because I was playing behind the amplifier at that time." The 50's, the band of the tweed amplifier was still "back band", and it was a singer that was noticeable on the stage. In addition, there is no such thing that the PA system was not fully, and the amplifier was placed earlier than the guitarist to put the sound of the guitar amplifier. Therefore, a knob is installed at this position so that it is easy to operate from behind. The same reason is that there are many open-back models. Only singers and amplifiers, back bands seem to be playing back band behind the curtain.
In the 60's, the guitarist becomes noticeable on the stage with the spread of rock music, and as the style that stands in front of the amplifier is the mainstream, the amplifier is switched to the model with knobs on the entire surface. increase.

Petit knowledge

Custom shop and custom amplifier shop

Currently, the notation of "custom shop" to see many in catalog etc. Actually, do you know that there are two types of this? Master Builder This is a "custom-shop" amplifier familiar with the guitar, and a "custom amplifier shop" amplifier designed / built a more specialized amplifier. The former "Custom Shop" makes use of woodworking technology cultivated in the world's top-level guitar making, and modifies an enclosure of an existing amplifier. Blues Jr. Finished with beautiful hardwood Woody Jr., etc. is the annual, and the circad is the same as a normal model, but it will be a slight meaning that the sound is just here with the enclosure. Similar to TWO TONE with creative looks, usual Blues Jr. Combine two different speakers with 10 inches and 12 inches in a unique tone.

Custom shop and custom amplifier shop

Meanwhile, familiar with masters VIBRO KING and TONE MASTER, etc. The "custom amplifier shop" is completely independent of the normal line, a handmade project that is independent of the unique line, and is unique from the design / design of the amplifier, and as a top line of the fender amplifier We are developing many new models.

Custom amplifier shop

Hidden mosatsu

Super champ ('82 ~ '85)

Super champ

Paul Rivera's famous for the design of a small amplifier. A model equipped with 10 "inch speakers to the size of the champ, 2 channel switching of clean / drive and a liver. In order to miniaturize, use 6C10 to miniaturize Since unique tube tones that do not have other models can be obtained even in output, there are still many musicians who are used in recording.

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PROSONIC ('95 ~ '01)

Project

A model that enables switching of fender's first Class A / AB switching and transverse pipe / diode rectification circuit. The speaker is 2-Gain control by two gain controls, and from the traditional fender sound to the tone of the British wind tic amplifier. I had a feeling that I did not like. In design by custom amplifier shop, originally, it was planned to be produced from a custom amplifier shop line. I had a tone character that pulled out the group, but production was completed without being more highly acknowledged than other models.

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