Reeves Super '78

The Super '78 captures the feel and tone of rock's golden period during the '70's-'80' you the flexibility to go from clean to mean. The Reeves Super '78 features 50-watts using two Ruby EL34BHT's. We also use premium, ultra fast recovery 11amp-1000volt diodes for better mids, tighter lows and a sweeter top end, as well as DC on the preamp tube filaments to minimize hum and noise. The controls provide tons of tone shaping capability, and include knobs for gain, drive, bass, mid, treble, cut and a post phase inverter master volume. There's also a resonance control which lets you dial in the exact bass response you want, from a tight and punchy tone to looser, more vintage tone.

Prices and Dimensions

Super '78 Head - 50 Watts
25-3/16" (width) x 10-7/8 " (height) x 11-1/4 " (depth)
42 lbs

Super '78 Head - 100 Watts
25-3/16" (width) x 10-7/8 " (height) x 11-1/4 " (depth)


  • 50 watts
  • 2 Ruby EL34BHT's
  • 3 12AX7 preamp tubes
  • 1 12AX7 phase inverter tube
  • Hand wired turret board construction
  • Premium, ultra fast recovery rectifier diodes (FRED's)
  • All-tube circuit
  • DC on the preamp tube filaments
  • CNC laser cut 16 guage steel chassis
  • Gain, drive, bass, mids, treble, cut, PPI master volume
  • Switchable 4,8,16 ohm impedance switch
  • 2 speaker outs
  • Resonance control for extra bass frequency control (not available with the EFX Loop option)
  • 100V, 120V, 230V, 50/60Hz voltage selector on the rear of the unit
  • Made in the USA

Video Demos

The ToneQuest Report reviews the Reeves Custom Jimmy and Super '78 amplifiers in their October 2010 issue. "We’ve reviewed a ton of amps in these pages, but like the original Hiwatt amps that inspired them, the two Reeves amps evaluated here are exceptional indeed, uniquely versatile as described and built to an unsurpassed standard of impeccable care and quality."   
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MP3 Audio Clips
These clips were recorded with a Charvel EVH guitar going straight into the 50-watt Super '78. The amp was connect to our R1x12W cabinet loaded with the Vintage G12. A SM78 mic was placed approximately 2" from grill, slightly off center. The mic was connected to Summit Audio mic preamp before it went to the recording board.

Available Colors
Black White Orange

If your item is not returned during the 10-day trial period, we will refund your shipping costs. Offer is available only in the lower 48 states.

Tube-buffered Effects Loop
Series effects loop with true bypass
Tube-buffered send and return
Send and return level controls
Foot switchable

Power Scaling

We offer NOS tube options to further enhance you tonal experience. Please ask about price and availability.

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