64 HW Deluxe Reverb or Morgan PR 12?

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  1. Otter359

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    I'll second this about the PR12. I have one and have used it in those situations as well. I don't like to push it to edge of break-up, though. Mine starts to break up (with tele single coils) around 1pm on volume - I'm asked to turn down long before I reach that volume. Morgan's reverb is awesome with the added dwell control. As far as customer service, BAD seems to be servicing of new and recent production amps with a few exceptions which need Joe's attention. Any time I have attempted to contact Joe personally with questions about his amps, I have received a prompt response.
     
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    crazyneddie Supporting Member

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    Thanks, I figured this amp might have a very late breakup and that was my fear. I’ve been told it’s very loud and punchy and not the softer sweeter breakup one would associate with a nice old BF PR. Thanks for the help!
     
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    Why not commission a PR build from a builder who will use quality parts? A vintage replica with vintage speaker, NOS tubes, Allen OT and faithful to the circuit.
     
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    You started a thread asking for opinions and then made a completely different choice making the entire situation even more deconstructive haha.
     
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    Do you have an opinion on any of these amps?
     
  6. festusmccorkindale

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    The Deluxe Reverb is nice. I've tried the aged version. Prefer an old Princeton like you already have, though. Different animals. No interest in Morgans.
     
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    Hi team, I ended up having a buddy contact me he needs money and I need an amp. So I am buying his 66 DR in great shape for 2k. Assuming I like it when I play it.
     
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  8. Bluesful

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    Sounds like a decent deal.
     
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    Hi team, an update to the saga. The Deluxe Reverb was a dud, it had been modded with a push pull boost of some sort and even with the boost disengaged it didn’t sound like it should so I passed.
    Drove to Boston on Friday and checked out some Deluxe Reverbs and Vibroluxes etc.
    Bought a 66 Vibrolux is almost mint condition. It has been recently serviced but all NOS RCA glass. Original C10n’s, footswitch, cover.
    The tone. THAT sound. The amp was on consignment and I give a shout out to Tom at Mr Music in Allston for knowing how to work a deal between buyer and seller.
     
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  10. Bluesful

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    Can't go wrong with that.
     
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    I’ll post some pics and clips tomorrow.
     
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    See, even a broken clock is right two times a day. Nice amp!

     
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    Thanks. Please explain as I'm not not smart enough to know what you are inferring.
     
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    I think he's taking a self-deprecating approach to the fact that he recommended a VR some time ago! (he's the broken clock, the advice was right despite that).
     
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    Not that I would ever get a fender, or anything that sounded like a fender...

    However, why not get the fender?
    You can pick it up at any store. You can have it fixed by anyone. No need to wait (unrealistically). Etc.
     
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    calfzilla Cynical Hack Silver Supporting Member

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    No. Probably referencing the other thread the OP started about the HW 64 DR and mentioned the VR in that thread as well as this one.
     
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    I really like my Valvetrain Bennington Reverb, essentially a single DR channel. HW as well, I agree with the other posters though, worth it to try out a PRRI as a live workhorse. Probably less bacon-y though
     
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    The DRRI quite often is better. :hide
     
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    So you bought an expensive, irreplaceable amp to keep your expensive, irreplaceable amp from being damaged/stolen? Don't get me wrong, you bought a killer amp but I thought the idea was to get a stand-in?
     
  20. Bluesful

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    A VR is the answer to everything.
     
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