Wonder if anyone knows or has tried the SS versus a Twin Reverb. Always wanted a Dr Z that had the clean head room of a Twin. I am thinking a head thru some different cabs I have would make me a pretty portable setup. Dealers in the area really don't carry any SS in stock and can only hear what is on youtube.
Post by wraparound (Steve) on Jan 27, 2017 14:00:38 GMT -7
High powered clean tones with articulate note clarity is how it is described. I have not played a SS, but I have played more than a few Twins, and believe me the Dr. has repaired and heard more than his fair share of them so he is well aware of how a Twin would compare and respects the amp as well.
Knowing the description and intended market the Surgical Steel was built for, I would say a surgical Steel is all that a Twin is in headroom and MORE due to the fidelity designed into the amp and the transformers and tubes used.
A Twin is really not designed to be articulate, it is a good Fender tone with a traditional 1960's tone stack with reverb, tremolo, 2-12's, solid state rectifier and extra power over the 2-6l6 Fenders. They have had their place in guitar history for sure, but it is what it is, and will not reproduce notes from a 70 gauge pedal steel.
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The TR was the standard steel guitar amp for a long time. Just because it did the job better than anything else that was available at the time. Serious players opted for the extra cost of JBL speakers or swapped the baffle and pair of 12" speakers for a 15" JBL. But sometime in the '70's Peavey dethroned Fender because they built an amp primarily for steel. The Peavey Nashville amps have been the standard now for over 30 years. Since the Surgical Steel is also designed for steel I would bet it would work better for you than a Twin. That is unless you want it to sound like a TR. That's the funny thing about what our ears have been trained to like. For instance, there are "better" mics than a SM58 but it has been the standard live vocal mic for decades so that is just what some singers have grown to prefer. The same could be said about the Telecaster. If you are wanting headroom that is the main purpose for which the SS was designed. It also has an effects loop which most steel players desire. That should help a little with headroom also.
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