Over the years, Fender’s glorious Blackface 4 x 10, twin 6L6-powered Super Reverb has graced stages with giants of electric blues from Stevie Ray Vaughan to all three Kings and fusion legend Robben Ford.
Just add a Stratocaster and a Tube Screamer and a Blackface Super is an awesome Texas blues machine. A good mid-1960s example is many a blues player’s holy grail, but they can be inconsistent and unreliable without expert attention, so it’s unsurprising that Fender’s current ’65 Super Reverb reissue is a safer option.
You don’t necessarily need a Super to nail the SRV tone. Check out our video lesson featuring a Blues Deluxe for proof. However, if you do want one and can’t afford an original, you might consider picking up a secondhand early-1970s Silverface model and having it modded to Blackface specs.
"If you must settle on an amp, it depends on the guitar really. Maybe a Fender Super Reverb for single coils, and a Marshall Bluesbreaker or Silver Jubilee for humbuckers." (Thanks, guitarsimon)
"Fender - Deluxe Rev, Super Rev, Bassman 4 x 10. Marshall - Bluesbreaker, 2041 18-Watt combo." (Thanks, basspete)
Fender '65 Super Reverb currently available from Thomann and PMT Online