Heresy!! But I actually like the Blues Deluxe better than a lot of the vintage Fenders that I've owned. Played a used one at GC and it sounds just great with a Gretsch Nashville doing rockabilly chickin pickin. I'm thinking of picking one up because it's so cheap and I really don't want to spend much on a Fender type amp (I'm more picky about my Marshall tones). I'm also not playing out so a lower wattage amp that I can overdrive easier is prefered. I liked using the master to slightly compress the tone and fatten it up. I had a Bassman RI but it was a little too clean without the use of a pedal (I'm at home so I can't really crank it). I've read that the stock speaker is pretty sucky so I'm wondering if any of you guys have replaced the speaker with an alnico type. More Heresy ... I really like the cheap Jensen reissues!! Anyone try that combo?