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Re: Vintage fender amps appreciation
« Reply #175 on: April 30, 2014, 04:58:38 PM »
Pics! :)

My dual showman reverb taught me a lot after all these years. What year is yours?
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Re: Vintage fender amps appreciation
« Reply #176 on: May 06, 2014, 01:43:51 PM »
Wow this is a nice thread, i own a Fender Dual Showman Reverb (Silverface) currrently restoring it, fixing all the problems and stuff. hope to learn more from you guys :)

Worth all the time and effort restoring that amp :)

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« Reply #177 on: May 09, 2014, 12:41:05 AM »
Hi guys! Question lang, Is it easy to replace/fix a reverb tank?

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Re: Vintage fender amps appreciation
« Reply #178 on: May 09, 2014, 12:57:17 AM »
Hi guys! Question lang, Is it easy to replace/fix a reverb tank?

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Easy to replace, yes. Maraming aftermarket reverb tanks. Make sure lang na tama yung part number ng oorderin mo with respect sa original para parehas din ang makukuha mo.

Easy to fix mejo. Kung may loose connection lang, swerte. Madali lang yun. Pero kung yung loob na nung maliit na inductor ang may naputulan ng manipis na wire, mas malamang sa for replacement na yung buong reverb tank.

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Re: Vintage fender amps appreciation
« Reply #179 on: May 09, 2014, 01:25:37 AM »
Easy to replace, yes. Maraming aftermarket reverb tanks. Make sure lang na tama yung part number ng oorderin mo with respect sa original para parehas din ang makukuha mo.


Is the reverb tanks available locally? Or do you have to order from abroad? Been looking at the classifieds and saw a twin reverb with a busted reverb tank. I can't quite decide hahaha

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Re: Vintage fender amps appreciation
« Reply #180 on: May 09, 2014, 04:47:25 AM »
dati nag hanap ako online ng mga replacement reverb tanks,

most of them, if not all, are now made in Korea. okay naman ang mga web reviews, but one stands out a little better than the others, MoD ata yung brand...can't remember as of typing this

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Re: Vintage fender amps appreciation
« Reply #181 on: May 09, 2014, 07:47:40 AM »
Is the reverb tanks available locally? Or do you have to order from abroad? Been looking at the classifieds and saw a twin reverb with a busted reverb tank. I can't quite decide hahaha

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Order abroad, as far as I know. I'm not sure if they're available locally.

Twin Reverb with a busted reverb tank? Make sure it's the tank, it would be an easy fix (or replacement). Its reverb tank is tube driven. If I remember correctly from my DSR, two tubes power the reverb section of the amp. If the problem is with that section, then you're in for some repair on that part or probably tube replacement.

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« Reply #182 on: May 09, 2014, 04:55:40 PM »
Is the reverb tanks available locally? Or do you have to order from abroad? Been looking at the classifieds and saw a twin reverb with a busted reverb tank. I can't quite decide hahaha

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None so far, but you might get lucky if someone sells a good working tank.  In absence of this, I got mine from tubesandmore some years ago.  Accutronics is the original fender reverb tank manufacturer, so far ok naman yung repros for me.
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Re: Vintage fender amps appreciation
« Reply #183 on: May 09, 2014, 10:07:25 PM »
some prefer MOD over accutronics. if i remember correctly, accutronics is now korean owned and made. maaaring mali alaala ko but, do some research as its on the net anyway. for those who prefer MOD, they say that the reverb produced by MOD, compared to accutronics has more depth and is similar to the reverb from the old days.

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« Reply #184 on: May 10, 2014, 08:02:46 AM »
some prefer MOD over accutronics. if i remember correctly, accutronics is now korean owned and made. maaaring mali alaala ko but, do some research as its on the net anyway. for those who prefer MOD, they say that the reverb produced by MOD, compared to accutronics has more depth and is similar to the reverb from the old days.

Yep. Based on some readings, Accutronics is now Korean made, after Benton(?) or Belton (can't remember exactly) bought Accutronics. Thus people saying that while Accutronics is still an American brand, it is not anymore American made.

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« Reply #185 on: May 10, 2014, 12:51:04 PM »
i now remember asking them for a quote, the email had all sorts of korean characters aside from the main letter written in broken english telling me that they're from korea. www.belton.co.kr
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« Reply #186 on: May 10, 2014, 01:16:46 PM »
wow. thanks for the response guys!

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Re: Vintage fender amps appreciation
« Reply #187 on: May 10, 2014, 05:33:55 PM »
Got several reverb tanks here. You just have to test each one of them  muna

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Re: Vintage fender amps appreciation
« Reply #188 on: May 10, 2014, 07:01:44 PM »
Got several reverb tanks here. You just have to test each one of them  muna

Sir pls pm me the the price brand and model of the available reverb tanks that you have that's compatible with my Dual showman reverb


Also meron bang available na original reverb drive transformer for dual showman reverb locally?

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Re: Vintage fender amps appreciation
« Reply #189 on: May 10, 2014, 11:47:40 PM »
Pics! :)

My dual showman reverb taught me a lot after all these years. What year is yours?

Will post some soon...not sure what year mine is eh...hehe

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« Reply #190 on: May 11, 2014, 09:45:52 AM »
some prefer MOD over accutronics. if i remember correctly, accutronics is now korean owned and made. maaaring mali alaala ko but, do some research as its on the net anyway. for those who prefer MOD, they say that the reverb produced by MOD, compared to accutronics has more depth and is similar to the reverb from the old days.

Good stuff. I heard that too. Might check out a MOD reverb sometime. If their speakers are any indication, the reverb tanks should be good.  The accutronics 4AB3C1C sound lush enough for me though, and have lasted for some years now. yMMv.

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Re: Vintage fender amps appreciation
« Reply #191 on: May 11, 2014, 12:51:58 PM »
have  not read a bad thing about accutronics when i did my research. quite a number had a certain preference lang over MOD for the reason i mentioned in my previous post. the rest were just fine with accutronics.

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« Reply #192 on: July 31, 2014, 11:13:42 PM »
Well then... I wonder how a type 9 fares against a type 4 reverb tank? Might be my next obsession. So far as I've read, comparisons seem to be that of a closer approximation of 'room or hall' VS springy vintage surfy signature reverb. 3 springs vs 2 springs, who has tried both?
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« Reply #193 on: January 13, 2018, 12:06:30 PM »
Well then... I wonder how a type 9 fares against a type 4 reverb tank? Might be my next obsession. So far as I've read, comparisons seem to be that of a closer approximation of 'room or hall' VS springy vintage surfy signature reverb. 3 springs vs 2 springs, who has tried both?
Interesting. Never really fussed over reverb tank types. I just knew them to be long and short reverb times hahaha.

Anyway am considering rehousing my Dual Showman into a 4x10 cab (Chino we have to talk again  hehhee) so I can effectively have a 100w Super Reverb. Hehehe

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