Does this Fender (or any) Amp Exist?

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  1. fuzzface71

    fuzzface71 Member

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    I like the Deluxe Reverb, but I wished it had a "Mid" knob on both normal & 2nd channel. The 22 watts is enough, but I wished it had more headroom, but not too much like a Vibrolux. The Twin Reverb, does have a "mid" knob, but 100 watts is a bit too much. 1X12 would be ideal too.
     
  2. Jahn

    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Supporting Member

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    The Twin Reverb with an attenuator perhaps?
     
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    I think the Vibrolux is the best amp ever made... forget the mid knob!
     
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    If you don't need the Trem, you can look at an Allen Accomplice, 25 watts with 6V6, 35 watts with 6L6. Also check out Fargen and some others.
     
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    The Vibrolux is basically a Deluxe Reverb with more wattage?
     
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    I am not too knowledgeable on all the various Fender models but, you might look into a custom maker. I know from some email with Steve at SDG Vintage that he is more than willing to listen to special requests. I am sure he could voice a Deluxe or some such that would do what you want it to do.
     
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    Inexpensive non-invasive first:

    Install a 5751 tube in the first two positions (v1-v2). 30% less gain than a 12ax7. This is an easy test, and will give you more headroom.

    If this doesn't work, try a 12ay7 in those positions for even less gain.

    Also, try adding a more efficient speaker for more volume.
    Try a Weber 12F150, or a Celestion G12H30.

    Forget about the mid knob...really. Blackface amps are sooo scooped in the mids as it is, you really don't need to completely drop the middle out by setting the knob low. The mid resistor on your amp is currently fixed at 6.8k, and the mid knob on a twin is a 10k. Barely any noticeable difference. I don't know what your goals are regarding mids, but if you want to add midrange, you won't be gaining anything unless you up the fixed resistor value to above 10k or add a pot in the back of the amp of at least 25k audio.
     
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    A 25Kohms pot works nicely,but the gentleman is correct-there is already a great deal of midrange not there.Just play the thing...
     
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    Perhaps a Deluxe Reverb with the 6L6 mod and replace the ext speaker jack with a midrange pot (another common, simple mod).

    The Allen Accomplice was also a good suggestion.

    BTW, I have a Fender Amp that had the midrange mod done to it, and I find I just love the sound of the amp with the midrange set at the value that matches the fixed factory setting of the midrange. Funny how Leo Fender had the right value figured out. ;)
     
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    Swap the .047 in the tone stack with a .033 or .022. Those values were used in the Super Reverb and Vibroverb. I have done this to my Pro and Bandmaster and it made a noticible difference.
     
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    Yeah, those will give you more midrange balance, but not more headroom.
     
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    How about one of the smaller wattage Rivera's? The mid knobs are push/pull to switch between tweed and blackface tones.
     
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    man, I have been pimping it a lot lately but...

    Carr Rambler!! (or Viceroy)
     
  14. fuzzface71

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    Is there a Fender amp that's a lower wattage VibroKing or Vibroverb?

    I think anything that's in between the Deluxe Reverb and a Vibroking?
     

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