'68 SFDR ... Wow

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  1. NashVox

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    I swapped my Matchless Spitfire for a 1968 Silverface Deluxe Reverb with a fellow TGP'er for awhile. All original, except cap job, plug and he dropped a tone tubby in it. All I can is wow, I'm blown away. Fender clean is Fender clean and I can't wait to crank it tomorrow!

    It's gonna be a late night!

    :JAM
     
  2. hathisisfunnyha

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    The more and more I think about it, the more and more I need a Deluxe Reverb...

    dk
     
  4. TravisE

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    What kind of schmuck would trade a vintage Fender for a Spitfire? That guy's a total douche!

    LOL. :D
     
  5. FREELESSONSNOW

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    Enjoy.

    Early silver face Fenders are a treat and still reasonably priced.
     
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    Travis

    I was thinking the same thing :rotflmao:rotflmao:rotflmao
     
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    Hey now!

    It was a pleasure meeting you and your daughter....who is adorable, btw.
     
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    Thanks, she is an inspiration.
     
  9. Bigtone

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    Nice to get back to warm fender tones , and get rid of that hard attack, and midrange honk , :stir

    68 DR, Killer amp, I've got a 67 , at it ROCKS!, amazing feel at any volumn,
    kinda spongey, Enjoy!

    Bigtone
     
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    Nash, was that an alnico or a ceramic tone tubby? I have an alnico in my '71. I can now use the full range of the tone controls and still have things sound good.
     
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    It's a ceramic TT. It sounds great in that amp, for sure. I don't understand anyone who says that speaker is too dark for a DR (a few of the reviews that I read). IMO, it's perfect.
     
  12. NashVox

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    Yeah. I would not call the speaker dark. Really sounds great!
     
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    Did you get a chance to crank it today?
     
  14. Gtrman100

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    I've had my '68 SFDR for about 7 years now. I paid $140 to a kid who trashed the hell out of it; old bad tubes, needed a cap job, rear upper panel smashed, Oxfart speaker cone with the consistency of jello! It's been my ongoing project and I recently finished it- I love this amp!
    >did a whole cap job, replaced some bad pots
    >replaced the speaker with an Eminence Swamp Thang
    >retubed completely with GT 7025's, 1 GT12AX7M and a pair of JJ6V6's
    >got a NOS front panel off Fleabay
    It's been bruised, beaten, but now has a new life. Turn it up to 4 and it just sings! It's still on the bright side(haven't clipped the cap), but just works great with my BB+, OCD and Pod X3L. If you can find a late 60's, early 70's DR, GET IT!
     
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    Yeah. The wife and kids were out for awhile so I had some fun for a few minutes. Great tones. Man, it can get loud.

    It's going to be a tough decision either way. That Matchless is sweet. I feel like I'm cheating on it. Ya know, taking someone else out to see if I like her better.
     
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    I hear ya. I feel the same way. Hell, I'm happy either way. LOL.
     
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    68 was indeed a good year.....
    This one has been my #1 since the day I scored it!
    [​IMG]
     
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    That's a beauty!
     
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    Love the drip edge Deluxe Reverb!!!
     

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