Any amp like a deluxe reverb that weighs less and a few less tubes

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  1. porsch8

    porsch8 Member

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    Looking for a deluxe reverb like amp, but something thats not as heavy with less tubes, and just an overall smaller package...
    any help?
     
  2. Sean French

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    What Sean said, except change the baffle board and put in a 12" speaker.
     
  4. porsch8

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    i was checking ebay...the princeton reverbs are more than a deluxe reverb!
     
  5. Guitar Dave T

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    Are you talking about original, hand wired Fenders or newer circuit board designs?

    I've owned original blackface and silverface Deluxe Reverbs and have always been a fan of them, especially when equipped with upgraded (more headroom/power rating) speakers.

    But for a similar vibe in a smaller package, lighter, less tubes, I have become a huge fan of the Blues Junior with a Celestion G12H30 replacement speaker and JJ tubes. With just these two simple mods, you have an amp that is at least as touch sensitive and dynamic as the Deluxe Reverb with almost as much power.

    What changes is the EL84's give you a little more chime and the JJ's give you a little more growl than the standard Deluxe Reverb.

    And the G12H30 eliminates the "boxiness" of an otherwise stock Blues Jr.

    I've also owned a handful of vintage Princeton Reverbs, and IMHO, the Blues Jr is a much more expressive amp.
     
  6. esoteric pete

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    fargen blackbird 20w.

    6v6's

    1x12

    35 lbs.

    perfect.

    (if you were looking for a "new" amp...)
     
  7. FlyingVBlues

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    Allen Accomplice. It's based on the blackface Fender Deluxe Reverb design, but it doesn't have a normal channel or vibrato so it has fewer tubes. Dave Allen sells it in several configurations:

    1x12 Combo - 22"W x 18"H x 10"D, 42 lbs.
    2x10 Combo - 22"W x 20"H x 10"D, 50 lbs.
    1x15 Combo - 22"W x 20"H x 10"D, 49 lbs.
    Head - 22"W x 10"H x 10"D, 30 lbs.

    If you get the 1x12 combo you could put a Jensen Neo in it, which will reduce the weight by about 8 pounds. The amp also has some nice enhancements like bias jacks, a bright switch and a mid control. I've A/B'd one with my 1964 Deluxe Reverb, and it holds up quite well in the comparison.

    FVB
     
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