Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by ecbluesman54, Feb 15, 2008.
What is the best Deluxe Reverb clone out there?
Not quite a clone; more a development. the Allen Amps "Accomplice". I enjoy mine a lot.
Having owned a few Allen amps I would say the Sweet Spot / V-18 is closest to a Deluxe Reverb even though it is based on a Princeton amp. It has no master volume and has tremolo where the Accomplice that has a master volume yet no tremolo.
I've never owned a Fargen Blackbird but that would be another one to consider.
Bruno Cowtipper is not exactly a clone of the DR but seems pretty close (most say the low end is better on the Cowtipper)...and it sounds amazing...
The Fargen Blackbird.
My Beaufort reverb is a really amazing amp.
Almost impossible to find but a Blues Pearl Texas Tornado is quite the DR clone, especially with the three knob reverb.
No headroom but OMG tone.
My favorite is not an exact clone either. The Gries 20 is based the 6V6 Blackface circuit with a few extras. It sounds absolutely fantastic.
At boutique clone prices, why not just get the real thing in black or silver? I don't have anything against the clones, but I'm curious.
Goood point! Plus the real deal will appreciate in value whereas the clones will be lucky not to depreciate.
That is a nice looking amp, just looked up the price $1665 is not bad. got any gut shots?
I am no amp expert, and I guess i may steer away from the originals for fear of a money pit situation. I'd hate to pay top dollar for a original DR only to find out that had been tampered with.
+1 on the Clark....
Have one and love it.
and just finished my
To me, this is the amp Fender would be making now if they hadn't been bought by CBS (and Leo was still designing them). If your interested in kit form this is basically all the pictures of the process. I built my own cab, start to finish took me about a week to do the entire thing: http://www.pbase.com/dkauer744/allen_encore
I can NOT seem to wipe the smile off my face... dont tell my wife but on valentines night I was thinking about the amp when ... well I ... shouldn't have been
I'm surprised no one mentioned Tone King.
Lotsa choices it appears!
She was probably thinking about her genuine pergo floor
Sorry no gut shot of the Clark.
The amp has been sold today and replaced with a Carr Vincent.
Nevertheless, excellent craftmanshift and best clone I have owned so far.
May try Headstrong also for a Blackface pro reverb clone I want to have built.
The VVT Amps Fralin and Blue Belaire are also hand wired amps based on that circuit with improvements.
Vintone Circuits also offers the 'Lux Reverb with three knob Reverb.
The Gries 20 and 35 are well known for quality.
I'd also look at the Category 5 Andrew for all that and more.
If you want two channels with the 4 inputs like the original, your choices
are a bit more limited.