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If those caps are the originals from 1965, they're not fresh! Electrolytic capacitors are only expected to last about 10 years. On an amp that isn't used much (usually the case with a really clean amp), the caps degrade even faster. If you have your Deluxe re-capped, I'll bet you that you'll find the tone you're looking for... cleaner, clearer, fatter, punchier. Don't mod anything until you've had a chance to hear it with fresh caps. A 65 Deluxe in proper working order is about as close to perfection as an amp circuit is gonna get!Originally posted by johan
...Caps are still fresh! Amazing! However, I think it can get a bit "better" tone, probably with another speaker (original Oxford) and some "small" mods...