Deluxe Reverb experts needed!!

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  1. haslar

    haslar Member

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    I have the opportunity to buy a Fender Deluxe Reverb blackface...
    The seller sent me a couple of pics via email, and it looks like it's in perfect condition.
    I think it even looks like it is a Reissue...

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    The seller seems to know next to nothing about amps, and cannot tell me if it is a vintage mint amp or a RI.

    The s/n is AC025812.
    The inside label reads: mention "Deluxe Reverb Amp - Model AB763".
    The spkr is an Eminence.

    I have no more info.

    What do you guys reckon? Is that an oldie or not?

    Thanks !!
     
  2. mkg

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    That's a reissue.
     
  3. GAT

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    +1 Reissue
     
  4. Ogre

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    It appears to be a RI.The eminence speaker(If original) and the serial # give it away. I use one for small clubs. I did put a Altec 417 in it, and it sounds great.
     
  5. Blue Strat

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    Ask if the reverb cables are mounted to the rear panel or underneath the chassis. If underneath, it's definitely a reissue.
     
  6. aeolian

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    That thing looks too pretty to be 40 years old. Are there pictures of the chassis. Unless it was sealed in nitrogen, there's no way to avoid a little corrosion. It's not uncommon to take a silverface and change the panel and grilecloth. Even re-tolex it to make it look "mint". If you can find a picture from the back, see if there are side blocks and screws mounting the baffle. The newer amps had a glued in baffle and separate grile cloth board that was velcroed to the front.
     
  7. radialaced

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    pretty simple problem for a novice to figure out actually.....does it have a 110V accessory plug on the back of the chassis?
     
  8. haslar

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    It's got a detachable IEC cord.

    Thanks guys !!
     
  9. Blue Strat

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    Funny, when I saw the IEC cord in the photo, hanging on the wall, I thought about that. Haven't seen a RI in quite a while so I didn't remember what sort of power cord they used.
     
  10. radialaced

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    It's even more strange because the DRRI doesn't use a detachable line cord. Perhaps they do in Europe.
     
  11. radialaced

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    BTW I disagree that 40 year old amps can't look like new. That's bull. I know because I have some;)
     
  12. Blue Strat

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    I have one in the shop that looks like it just rolled out of the factory. I thought it must have been restored, but no.
     

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