NAMM 2016: Fender Twin Reverb for George Benson
The two-channel Fender Twin Reverb, popular among guitarists who love that warm '60s sound, is now available in a special George Benson edition. The GB Twin Reverb is a perfect match for this jazz-legend's punchy yet mild and musical guitar sound. Of course, this combo made an appearance at NAMM 2016.
Tubes, cabinet and speakers
Amplifiers play an important part in creating a guitarist's signature sound - and we're not talking about turning a few knobs and pressing a few buttons here. Fender made a few hardware adjustments to the original Twin Reverb to create a well-defined sound that will cut through the mix nicely with a bit of overdrive. They chose to install two 12" Jensen Tornado speakers, and to replace one of the preamp tubes with a 12AY7, resulting in a slightly cleaner sound with a rich dose of mids. Furthermore, its (solid) pine cabinet is relatively lightweight, and it features a grey vinyl finish and a George Benson badge on the front. What hasn't changed, is the 85 watts of headroom-rich tube power, supported by the 6L6 power tubes. Included with the amp, you'll find a foot switch for the reverb and vibrato, as well as a protective cover.
Keep an eye on the product page for up-to-date information on availability and pricing.
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