Deluxe Reverb?

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  1. wichita_88

    wichita_88 Member

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    I'm about to sell an amp, and possibly pickup another one pretyt quick. I'm not close to much - so i can't go play a bunch of stuff first. I'm pretty interested in a Deluxe Reverb though. Any thoughts or experiences on them?

    How do they break up, how much headroom, etc...
     
  2. Bikedude

    Bikedude Gold Supporting Member

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    Do a search of the DRRI, there has to be about a thousand posts on what this amp can do.
     
  3. Jim S

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    Fixed

     
  4. godotzilla

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    Or just get one. They rule. Lots of great chime, big round bottom end, some really good grind at about the 4-5 spot (depending on the speaker, biasing, etc.). These amps are a mainstay for gigging and recording musicians for a very good reason: they sound awesome.

    The reissues need a bit of "help" (like losing the stock speaker) and are a bit more difficult to work on due to the PCB, but they still evoke the character of the original blackface.
     
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    Owning one is a right of passage around here for any guitar player. You have to own a DR/DRRI at some time in your life 8^)

    Swap tubes, speakers and learn from the amp. If you have the money, a real one is something to shoot for.
     
  6. greggorypeccary

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    +1 for not much more than a new RI you can get a tuned up Silverface. That would be a keeper but if you did decide to sell it in a few years you'll at last break even, or better, depending on how much the value of the old ones climbs.
     
  7. godotzilla

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    I have a couple Silverfaces, a 70 and a 74 that I just recently scored for $650--you can still find the SFs for way less coin than the $1K they want for a new reissue. The SF circuit is almost identical to the blackfaces of the early 60s up until 1980 (though they did add that pull-boost in 1977).
     
  8. daddyo

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    Whta type of music do you play?
     
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    Blackfaces are great!
     
  10. Shooter Bob

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    I actually prefer the Silver Face sound. It's smoother. I know I'm in the minority on this one but, I have a Weber 12A150 speaker in my '77 SFDR and I get huge amounts of clean volume with it and a nice, tight low end. If I want dirt, I ad a little drive. Terrific little amp!
     
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    I have two BF Fenders in my studio-expensive?Yes,but worth every dime I spent.
     
  12. Cowboy

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    Pretty tough to go wrong with a Deluxe! They are pretty darned flexible, have a very workable power rating, are extremely portable, and hold their value, if you care about that sort of thing.

    Get one. No matter how much I trade or move gear around, it's the one amp that I never seem to be without.

    Cheers,
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  13. RockDC

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    First what style of music?

    Second How much headroom do you need?

    Third what kind of breakup and at what volume in comparison to the head room?
     
  14. sqadan

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    I just picked up a Deluxe Reverb reissue a month or so ago - I love it... It's easily portable, sounds awesome clean or dirty, and love pedals. Snip the bright cap and lose the stock speaker and your in great shape.
     
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    Check out some less expensive silver face models.
    my 68 DR sits next to my 64 blackface DR, a few differences but still the shiznet!!
     

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