Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by deadletteroffice, Sep 4, 2017.
It was supposed to be here the end of October, but who knows!
Those stores deliver to the customers who paid close to full price first priority and then they address the big discount tickets, I have seen this on other products sales...
Same here. Pre-ordered in June. Fender Europe got sold out before even making it to my retailer. Next delivery is at least 8 weeks from now. Tired of waiting.
Should I cancel it? Or is it worth the wait?
I called the store and mine is being shipped the 14th (this coming Tuesday).
Played one today in a GC Platinum showroom. I'm not typically a Deluxe Reverb guy, but that is one fine amp. Count me a fan.
I was one of the first people to get one, if not the first here on TGP and I did not pay full price. I got a fair enough deal. Still loving mine. So much so that I'm considering selling off my Tweed Deluxe to find some other, yet unknown piece of gear that I don't need, but can't live without. That is until I plug into the Tweed Deluxe and then I think I can't live without it either. But the truth is the Princetons and this Deluxe Reverb can do me just fine. I hope that Fender reissues a hand-wired 65 Princeton in 2018.
It's a fantastic amp. Wait.
Yeah...there is something special about these amps.
As I’ve read through a lot of threads I’ve noticed that you own a Two-Rock CRS as well. I know they are different beasts, but how do the ‘64 HW compare in tone, feel, craftsmanship and value? Can you rate them both on a scale from 1 to 10?
Interesting - I remember Campilongo stating in an interview that the Deluxe didn't do it for him like a Princeton Reverb. Was his amp in the shop?
Yeah two different beasts altogether, the TR CRS is a very versatile machine with various voicings, including the TR spin on a Blackface Tone and with plenty Dumbke-like vibe. It’s a machine in its on territory and space. All the tones that come out of the CRS are amazing.
The Fender 64 HW DR is a hand wired spin of a DR with some minor differences and built 50 years later, the amp feels vintage and sounds like a great DR should, it has a warm tone with a nice top end, very sweet sounding, has an awesome killer breakup which transports one to an old rock n roll record, once I got mine, it had met my expectations and I quit hunting a mint vintage DR, and I had played vintage DR Amps, Fender came super close in reproducing their flagship amp some 50 years later.
If you want a DR then this is an option to go look at, I rate this amp as a 9.5 out of 10. And I gave it 9.5 because a real one is a 10, so this one approached a real one darn close.
If you want versatility, lots of volume, killer dumble-like tones with a twist of black face, and you can afford to spend more, then CRS is a great amp.
I rate it at 9.5 cause a real Dumble would be a 10 in my books.
Thanks a lot! I need both, I guess
I just bought a Reissue Limited Edition Deluxe Reverb in Surf Green
on 10/23/17 and yes it has a PC Board. I would like to hear the
Hand Wired but when I bought mine none of the music stores
where I live had any in stock. I've already looked into a new
speaker and new NOS Tubes. I play a American Standard
Telecaster and I got the Amp at our local Guitar Center.
What I don't know is this how close is my reissue with
a PC Board (Which I Have A Dislike For) to the new
Hand Wired one in sound? The one thing that I do
like on the Amp is the Reverb and Tremolo. The Tech
at Guitar Center will do the work when I'm ready to
start the Mods. I have checked with Mercury Magnetics
Transformers and got a price. I don't understand why
Fender did not put those in the reissues Deluxe reverb.
I am not doing everything at the same time my goal
is to get the cheap PC Board out of the Amp and have
better Speaker and Tubes.
By the time you buy nos tubes, mercury tranny and tech salary, you are getting close to what you could have paid for a 64 HW DR.
And it's possible the resale value of the amp to most prospective buyers will have tanked.
I agree with DiPa and Snowy, you can get the 64 handwired DR for around $2000 and by the time you pay for all the upgrades to a DRRI it’s close in price. And if you ever sell it, you’ll be lucky to get $1000 for it. But at least you’ll have a good amp.
What do you not like about the stock Jensen C12K speaker?
Figaro the speaker in mine is a Jensen P12R and I don't know how
much different that speaker is to the Jensen C12K. In the past I
have played thru a Top Hat King Royale and a Tone King Imperial
a Vox AC30HW2 and a reissue Fender 65 Twin Reverb and a reissue
Fender 59 Bassman LTD. This is only my second Amp with a 1x12
the other was the Tone King. All the other Amps have had more
power except the Tone King witch was 20 watts. The area I live in is a Low
End Market so I would have go go on a road trip to NYC or Boston to play
thru High End Amps. It's funny there are a couple of things that I do like
about the Amp. The Reverb and tremolo sound great to my ears and I
like the color Surf Green. Yet what's under the hood could be better and
I don't think they use the same parts that they use on the Hand Wired
one. Yet there is a lot of players that like the reissue Deluxe Reverb.
It should sound good as is. Mercury's are the best for boutique builders, but not sure they are much help compared to Fender tranny's.
So I assume you bought it used? I would also replace a P12R speaker in that DR, which I have to ask if it was the original speaker? The C12K that is now the stock speaker for a DRRI is a good match for a DR. The 64 handwired DR comes with a C12Q which I think sounds better in a DR than a P12R. What type of music do you play and will you be playing with a band?