Deluxe Reverb Options

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  1. jim lavender

    jim lavender Member

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    Does anyone make a Black Face Deluxe type amp with more clean headroom? I love my DRRI but sometimes it breaks up a little to early for my needs. I'd like a small tube combo for around the $1000.
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  2. slider313

    slider313 Silver Supporting Member

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    Just get the 1x15 Vibroverb reissue.
     
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    I thought the Vibroverb reissue was around 2K but I'll look into it.
    Thanks
     
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  5. orogeny

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    used alessandro rottweiler. . . . usu under 900.

    great cleans.

    you may want to check out a heritage victory used as well. . . seems to have a bit more headroom than a DR. . .
     
  6. GenoBluzGtr

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    Plus 1 on the Rottweiler, however...

    Try a set of JJs in the DRRI. JJ Power Tubes, a good NOS 5AR4 rectifier, 5751 in V1 and V2, and a good efficient speaker (I use a Jensen NEO and I am never lacking for a decent amount of headroom). It's not a Twin or Super, but it's more than enough for me to gig unmic'd in most places.
     
  7. orogeny

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    good post. probably cheaper than a new amp:AOK

    have i seen you in a rottweiler thread or two? just an fyi. . . IF you still have one. . . i brought mine to jimmy somma (sommatone amps) to have the verb 'fendered' yesterday. . ..

    i'll report back when i get it. . . .
     
  8. jim lavender

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    Thanks for the help. I had an Emince Cannabis Rex installed and the bright cap has been clipped. I know this is a rookie question but do I have to have the amp rebiased for the tube change?
    Thanks Again
    Jim
     
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    Look no further than the Tone King Comet - often you can find one around $1000. I had a Comet for 6 years or so, definitely an upgrade to a DRRI.
     
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    that would be a yes on your intelligent question. . .
     
  12. gemmill

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    i'd try...
    fender vibrolux
    fender pro reverb
    fender twin reverb

    or stick a high powered, efficient speaker in there (like a jbl or eminence makes for fender oem jbl replacement) to get a little breathing room.
     
  13. hism-scism

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    The Carr Slant 6 might be good for this - not exactly the same tone, but in the same ballpark. I had (and enjoyed) the Carr, but ultimately ended up with two SF Deluxe Reverbs. You won't get the bigger low end of a larger amp due to the smaller transfromers of the Deluxes, but you might be suprised at the apparent volume and power increase. I sometimes run 6L6s in mine and G12hs. Both of these minor tweeks take away a bit the the classic Fender Deluxe character , with the G12hs lending a nice warm botton these amps can sometimes lack.
     
  14. RedRock

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    6l6 tubes and rebias.
     
  15. GenoBluzGtr

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    You HAVE seen me ina Rotty thread or two, although I no longer have mine (and I DO regret it... great amp).

    It's funny you sent your amp to Jimmy. I am now gigging with a Sommatone Roaring 40 for most mid-sized venues. Jimmy is the absolute best in the business and your amp is in fine, capable hands. He has taken very good care of me, and I bought my R-40 used, so he doesn't have to.

    Let me know how his 'Fenderization' of your 'verb turns out.
     
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    Save an extra hundred bux, and buy the 65TRRI. That will get you where you want to go.
     
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    actually, the jimmy thang ain't so unusual. . . . i posted a thread asking for help and someone brought him up. it turns out he's like 30-40 minutes from me!!!!

    never played one of his amps before that day. i got to spend some time with the roaring 20 (and the slick 18). the roaring 20 is a flat-out deluxe reverb killer. no real comparison. better drive, better verb, equally stellar cleans with a much better bottom end. . . . cost about twice as much though. . . .

    meanwhile, the roaring 40 is darn near the same amp with larger transformers and a quad of el84s instead of a pair. AND it has a half power switch!!!! holy jeebus. . . no wonder it is his best seller. very cool reverb design running in parallel with the signal. . . mix and dwell options. . . . . not really THAT heavy either. . . .

    the rott has fat 5881s in it that really float my boat in the cleans department. imagine your old amp with a fender verb. . . . well. . . i'll let you know when i get it back. sheet. i'll do a zoomh4 quick rip with it and post it. . . the rott still takes STAIRS like a mofo though.
     
  18. jim lavender

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    Thanks, I figured I'd need a rebias but just wanted to make sure. Also, thanks for all the suggestions. Some of them are out of my price range so I might try to make do with the Deluxe. I like the Twin Reissue but the older I get the less I like the weight. If I could find a Deluxe sized amp with 1/3 more clean headroom I think I'd be happy. I'll check out some used prices. Thanks Again
     
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    jim l, Allen Accomplice is one answer


    orogeny, Jimmy is a great tech, player and guy. Geno's R40 used to be mine and I had it at Jim's shop a couple of times for updates. You are in good hands.
     
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    Hi,
    The Valvetech Superlux may do it for you. Single channel BF type circuit, with a master volume and mid control plus a 3 way voicing switch for BFDR bright, BFSR/BFDR/BFTR normal and BFSR/BFTR bright setting. Great twangy little amp that puts out out 25 watts with 6V6s or about 40 with 6L6s. Right at the price you are looking at.
    A am the owner of Valvetech by the way,just so you know.
    Rob
     

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