Deluxe Reverb Decisions

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  1. archtop

    archtop Member

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    A friend of mine and I have been building a bunch of amps including the Deluxe Reverb in this picture.

    It's a great sounding amp... so good that I want him to build one for me too. This one has a Celestion Gold in it which I think sounds really good. I really like the fat/juicy clean sound, and how responsive it is when you use your fingers instead of a pick. I don't really love the sound of it when you push it too hard though.

    I think the transformers he used in this one were fairly cheap standard stuff, and I thought for mine I might try some Mercury Magnetics transformers. They do a standard output tranny and one called a FAT-STACK... has anyone had any experience with these and how they effect the sound compared to the standard one?

    Also any other reflections on parts I should look into would be appreciated?

    Cheers

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    I got a 68SFDR loaded with a Tonkerlite last week. It has been serviced and is in fine working order. I tried a Emi RWB in last night. Sounded good, but the Tonkerlite just seemed to sound better to my ear. Fatter and juicier apply
     
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    Any chance you'd build another one for order?
     
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    From the mercury website:

    FatStack transformers are custom-designed Mercury Magnetics transformers that have extra iron. In an output transformer it extends the bass frequencies response. In the case of a power transformer, it can minimize tone drift giving your amp more stability and headroom. Our SuperStack is similar but built higher to accommodate smaller mounting footprints.
     
  5. archtop

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    Sure... that would be possible. We are in Australia though, so shipping may be prohibitive.
     
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    Thanks... not sure why I didn't find that... I'm glad you did
     
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    Cool. Are you going for clean tones or driven tones primarily?
     

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