Boutique Blackface Deluxe Reverb - Recommendations?

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  1. Non-Digital Tom

    Non-Digital Tom Member

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    I just sold a modded Silverface Deluxe Reverb. It was a killer sounding amp and now I miss it. I thought about finding another, but I figured I should see if there's anything better being made now that can get that sound. I'm looking for the classic Fender Deluxe Reverb sound. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Jerrod

    Jerrod Silver Supporting Member

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    I don't know that it's better (that's Tag's schtick, not mine) but the Bruno Cowtipper 22 is in that neighborhood. Do a search on Cowtipper 45 (in the Amps section) and you can find some clips.
     
  3. TaronKeim

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    Besides the Bruno stuff other honorable mentions that I've tried (in the same class as a deluxe) would be:

    Fargen Blackbird
    Clark Beaufort Reverb
    Allen Sweet Spot

    All of them were winning shades of the same great color. Just depends on what you're looking for, I found the Blackbired to be the sweetest and most "modified" version of the original blackface tone, and the Beaufort and Allen to be more honest to the classic deluxe blackface tone.

    Overall, I prefered the Cowtipper and Blackbird as they had a bit firmer low-end, sweeter high-end, stunning reverb and that classic bloom.

    -TJK
     
  4. gep

    gep Silver Supporting Member

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    Check out the Gries Amp. He makes a nice 6v6 w/reverb and a master. Great amp. Junior's Music in CT carries them.

    gep
     
  5. Fretmaster

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    +1 on the Fargen Blackbird. And it's a big bang for the buck in tone and quality as well.
     
  6. riffmeister

    riffmeister Gold Supporting Member

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    Allen Accomplice
    Tone King Meteor
     
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    57special Silver Supporting Member

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    I would add the Heritage Victory to all of the other good suggestions.
     
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    I believe Headstrong is about to release an exact copy, they currently make a Princeton Reverb. While I have not played one, many forum members like Allen amps.
     
  10. fullerplast

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    Another Fender Deluxe Reverb.;) Some things are just right the first time around.
     
  11. karmadave

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    I'd look into an Allen Sweet Spot. The Sweet Spot is "loosely based" on a Princeton Reverb, but is 18 not 22 watts. The cool thing is that you can run 6L6's and get 25 watts. Like all Allen's, the "raw" switch let's you dial out the tone stack for a more "tweed-like" grit.

    http://www.allenamps.com/sweetspot.html

    David Allen is a pleasure to deal with too. Will answer all your questions and make sure you know what you're getting.

    My $.02

    -KD
     
  12. gkoelling

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    Once again, gep beats me to the punch on the Gries suggestion.

    I had a DRRI but opted for the Gries 35 as I wanted a little more headroom this time around. The thing is amazing and I imagine his 20 watter is just as nice.

    The amp is also whisper quiet compared to any Fender I've ever owned.

    Check'em out www.griesamps.com
     

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