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'65 Deluxe Reverb Reissue....Clean headroom?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by jimmyohio75, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. jimmyohio75

    jimmyohio75 Member

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    Does the '65 Dlx Reverb RI have decent headroom? I know it's only 22 watts, does it break up real early?
    Can you get clean sounds in a small club unmic'd without large amounts of breakup?
     
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    yes, absolutely. although i did trade mine for a twin (rediculous amounts of clean headroom) the DRRI definitely has good small club headroom. I used mine unmic'd many times in clubs.

    if you want infinite headroom, then do TRRI (but, over double the weight of the DRRI)
     
  3. DaveG

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    My DRRI starts getting a little hair on the notes with the volume at 4-5; it's a great gigging amp. As a lot of threads here have said in the past, good speakers help. I run either a CRex or RWB in mine, both sound fantastic. Lately, though, I've been running the CRex in the DRRI & the RWB in a 1x12 ext cab, and it sounds like heaven.
     
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    The DRRI seems to have pretty good headroom if you're running a Strat or Tele through it.

    For Les Paul, 335, or other bucker guitar ... not so much.
     
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    Perceived headroom also depends on your speaker choice. A well broken in stock speaker with an HB guitar starts to have significant breakup around 4 or 5 and was of decent volume in a studio/practice room. I swapped the speaker out for a much more efficient Eminence Red Ryder, and it gets reaaally loud and doesn't start to break up for me until about 6 or 7 at least. For a full on crunch, it needs to get up to 8. Also, the tube brands have a lot to do with it too. It seemed to have more breakup with EHx 12ax7s and Mesa 6v6s, v. JJ 12ax7s and JJ 6v6s which gave me more headroom... it's a very tweakable amp with simple changes!
     
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    it would depend on how loud you play - if you use a strat or turn the vol on a hb guitar down you may get away with it
    but i'd say it's marginal
     
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    I think my DRRI has plenty of clean headroom. Actually, it has almost too much! I get too loud playing with my band if I try to crank it to the point of overdrive. I usually run the volume around 4 with humbuckers and then dirty it up with pedals.
     

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