Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Fender Super Reverb

Stevie usually used two Fender Super Reverbs on stage for his overdriven sound, from around the mid-80s to 1990. The amps were loaded with four ElecroVoice speakers,

According to Cesar Diaz, Stevie’s amp tech, he never really like the Super Reverbs, and thought they were not exactly for him. Also according to Cesar, the output transformers on the Super Reverbs were changed to those from a Twin Reverb.

Stevie used to have Super Reverbs, but they somehow never sounded quite right to him – too much power, you know? He also used to be real superstitious about the number 6. He’d always set the controls on his amps on 6 – the treble on 6, the bass on 6, and I’d back off the knobs with a screwdriver so that when it said 6 it was really on 10 (laughs). You have to do these things.

Cesar Diaz The Last Great Interview (SRV)


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